We want you to feel knowledgeable and confident when you choose your University of Colorado benefits package and receive your first paycheck. Starting a new job can be overwhelming, but choosing a benefits package and understanding your pay doesn’t need to be.

The guides and courses below can help you become familiar with your CU benefits and pay options ⁠— covering medical, dental, vision, life, disability, HSAHSA (Health Savings Account)A tax-savings account that must be paired with a High-Deductible Health Plan, which can be used to pay for qualified health care expenses now or in the future. An HSA is a savings account that you own. The funds in an HSA carry forward year after year, even if you change employers or retire. , FSAFSA (Flexible Spending Account)A tax-savings account set up by you to pay for certain qualifying expenses on a pre-tax basis, meaning before they are made subject to payroll taxes. and retirement savings options as well as details to get you ready for pay day.  It’s part of our commitment to providing you with quality benefits and ensuring you make the most of them. As we like to say, you’re all about CU, and we’re all about you.

  Benefits courses

Watch the following courses in order, starting with New Hire Basics. Courses 4 and 5 have separate content for Faculty and University Staff or Classified Staff—you'll only need to watch the course that applies to you. In total, all courses should take about 60 minutes to complete.
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1. New Hire Basics (8 min)

New Hire Basics - click to watch course

2. CU Health Plans (21 min)

CU Health Plans - click to watch course

3. Pretax Savings (14 min)

Pretax Savings Plans course - click to watch course

4a. Life and Disability (11 min)

Faculty and University Staff

Life and disability insurance for Faculty and University Staff - click to watch course

4b. Life and Disability (12 min)

Classified Staff

Life and disability insruance for Classified Staff - click to watch course

 

 

 

5a. Mandatory Retirement Plans (12 min)

Faculty and University Staff

Mandatory Retirement Plans for Faculty and University Staff - click to watch course

5b. Mandatory Retirement Plans (10 min)

Classified Staff

Mandatory Retirement Plans for Classified Staff - click to watch course

6. Voluntary Retirement Plans (8 min)

 

Voluntary Retirement Plans - click to watch course

 

 

 

 More benefits: CU offers qualified employees and dependents a Tuition Assistance Benefit

Next up: Enroll

Visit the How to Enroll page for details
on how to sign up.