How to use the benefits enrollment tool:

Step 1: Log in to the portal

Access your campus portal at my.cu.edu, select your campus and enter your username and password. If you need help with your user ID or password, click here for campus-specific assistance. 


 

Step 2: Find the Open Enrollment tile

Once you have logged into the portal, select the CU Resources tab. (CU System employees can skip this step.)

Select the Open Enrollment tile on the homepage. This tile is available throughout Open Enrollment, and it will display the number of days left to update/change your benefits.

Step 3: Open the Benefits Enrollment tool

You will be directed to the Open Enrollment 2019 dashboard. This dashboard houses all of the materials you will need to chart your course: Benefits Enrollment tool, Benefits Summary, Open Enrollment Website and Documents and Forms. 

Choose Benefits Enrollment.

Step 4: Click Select to begin

Benefits Enrollment

Step 5: Choose your plans

All benefits plans you are eligible for will be listed. Click Edit to enroll or change benefits plans.

Please Note: If you are adding a dependent, you will be asked to verify your identity.

Step 6: Click the Submit button

After you have made your elections, click Submit twice to complete your enrollment.  A message will appear that all benefit choices have been successfully submitted to the Benefits Department.

Step 7: Review your benefits

After you submit your enrollment, you may review your selections through the portal's Benefits Summary the next business day.

To access your Benefits Summary, select the Open Enrollment tile on your home page, then choose Benefits Summary on the dashboard. To view your new elections, enter the effective date of your benefits enrollment (7/1/2019 for the upcoming plan year) in the date field and press the Refresh button.

 


Is your web browser compatible with the Benefits Enrollment Tool?

Check the table below to see if you're using a supported browser version. 

Not sure which browser version you're using? Visit www.whatismybrowser.com.

  Windows 7 Windows 10 OS Mojave OS Sierra/High
Internet Explorer (IE) 11, 10, 9 11 n/a n/a
Microsoft Edge n/a 18 n/a n/a
Google Chrome 66, 65, 63 66, 65, 64
Firefox 73, 72, 71
Safari n/a n/a 12 11.1, 10.1

 

What do you want to do?

I want to enroll in benefits.

The benefits enrollment tool allows you to enter your benefit elections online for the plan year starting July 1 and ending June 30. Access it through the employee portal. See our step-by-step instructions on how to enroll on the first tab of this page.

Once you're logged in, you can view your current benefits (if you have any) and enroll in plans for the 2019-20 plan year. Once you've completed your enrollment, you can view your new enrollment elections right in the portal. This is your confirmation of enrollment.

Need the paper form?

The fastest way to complete your enrollment is by using the benefits enrollment tool, but for some tasks you will need a paper form. For a qualifying life event, complete one of benefits enrollment/change forms below to request your changes.

 

To check your benefits:

  • Once you've logged in to the employee portal, click on the CU Resources tab. (CU System employees can skip this step.)
  • You can find your benefits summary by clicking on the Open Enrollment tile, then selecting Benefits Summary.
  • To see your benefits for the current year, enter your benefits effective date (for example: "7/1/2019") and press Refresh.
  • You will then see an updated version of your benefits.

Retiree portal access

If you are a retiree who has never enrolled online, please review these instructions to get your portal username and password.

I want to add a dependent.

Eligible dependents include

  • Spouses, Common-Law Spouses, Civil Union Partners and Domestic Partners
  • Dependent children up to age 27
  • Qualified disabled children over age 27

Complete the Dependent Eligibility Verification and submit it with the documentation listed upon completion of your self-service elections. Documentation must be received by Employee Services by your enrollment deadline or within 31 days of a qualifying event.

Dependents only have to be verified once; verification carries over year-to-year.

I want to change benefits as part of a qualifying event.

Qualifying life events include marriage, divorce, birth, gaining/losing other coverage, gaining/losing eligibility, change in employee residence and changes in dependent care needs.

For a qualifying event, complete a Benefits Enrollment/Change Form to make benefits changes that are effective before July 1.

I want to increase my employee or spouse optional life coverage.

To apply to increase your coverage, you must submit a Medical History Statement Form to The Standard Insurance Company as evidence of insurability (EOI). Complete the Medical History Statement Form for your employment classification and send it directly to Standard.

If you are approved, Standard will notify CU, and you will be enrolled in the approved amount on the first of the month following the date of your approval. If you want to remain enrolled, but would like to decrease your coverage, you may do so using the Benefits Enrollment tool within the employee portal.

 


Is your web browser compatible with the Benefits Enrollment Tool?

Check the table below to see if you're using a supported browser version. 

Not sure which browser version you're using? Visit www.whatismybrowser.com.

  Windows 7 Windows 10 OS Mojave OS Sierra/High
Internet Explorer (IE) 11, 10, 9 11 n/a n/a
Microsoft Edge n/a 18 n/a n/a
Google Chrome 66, 65, 63 66, 65, 64
Firefox 73, 72, 71
Safari n/a n/a 12 11.1, 10.1

 

This table shows the plan(s) in which you will be automatically enrolled if you do not take action during the enrollment period.

Start by locating your current plan(s) in the left column.

2019-20 Auto-Enrollment
What happens if an employee, retiree or surviving spouse takes no action
2018-19 Enrollment Status Eligible Participant 2019-20 Default
Medical Plans
Waived medical coverage All members Waived coverage continues
CU Health Plan - Exclusive Active employees, retirees and surviving spouses who are not eligible for Medicare Same plan and coverage level
CU Health Plan - Extended
CU Health Plan - Kaiser
CU Health Plan - High Deductible 
CU Health Plan - Medicare Medicare-eligible retirees and surviving spouses
CU Health Plan - Medicare/High Deductible Retirees and surviving spouses when at least one member is Medicare-eligible
Alternate Medicare Payment (AMP) Medicare-eligible retirees and surviving spouses
Dental Plans
Waived dental coverage All members Waived coverage continues
Active employees, retirees and surviving spouses who are not eligible for Medicare

CU Health Plan - Essential
Same plan and coverage level
CU Health Plan - Choice Same plan and coverage level

CU Health Plan - Dental Premier
Retirees and surviving spouses when at least one member is Medicare-eligible
Same plan and coverage level
Vision
Waived vision coverage All members Waived coverage continues
CU Health Plan Vision All benefits-eligible employees Same plan and coverage level
Life Plans
Waived Optional Life coverage(s) All members Waived coverage continues
CU Basic Term Life Employees and retirees Same plan, same coverage level, same rate level (smoker/nonsmoker, if applicable) as long as you remain enrolled in Optional Life plan
CU Optional Term Life - Employee and Retiree
CU Optional Life - Spouse Employees
CU Optional Life - Dependent Child
CU Free 10k Optional Life
Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment - Employee
Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment - Spouse
Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment - Dependent Child
PERA Optional Life
Disability
Waived Classified Staff Long-Term Disability Classified staff members Waived coverage continues
Waived Faculty/University Staff Short-Term Disability Eligible faculty and university staff members
Faculty/University Staff Short-Term Disability Eligible faculty and university staff members  Same plan
Faculty/University Staff Long-Term Disability
Classified Staff Short-Term Disability Eligible classified staff members
Classified Staff Long-Term Disability
Cafeteria Plans
Premium Only Plan Active Employees Same plan
Health Care Flexible Spending Account Not enrolled for plan year 2019-20
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account