Your spouse's CU retirement plan placement determines who administers your benefits. Select one:

PERA members

Surviving spouses and dependent children of PERA members should contact PERA at 1-800-759-7372 to discuss their health care options, since they are not eligible for CU benefits. To report a death and to file a life insurance claim, please speak to a benefits professional, by calling Employee Services at 303-860-4200, option 3.

401(a) members

CU provides medical and dental benefits for the surviving spouses (including common-law, civil union or domesic partners) and dependent children of active or retired Faculty or University Staff members who participated in the CU 401(a) Retirement Plan. Coverage will continue if you and your dependent(s) were covered by CU's health plans at the time of the employee’s or retiree’s death. To report a death and to file a life insurance claim, please speak to a benefits professional, by calling Employee Services at 303-860-4200, option 3.

Important information before you get started

Review the Surviving Spouse fact sheet for details on eligibility, deadlines, coverage, deductions and more.

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Surviving Spouse non-Medicare Eligible

Surviving Spouse Medicare Eligible

We're here to help

Employee Services benefits professionals are here to guide you through this process.

You'll start by calling 303-860-4200, option 3 to report a death and to file a life insurance claim.