University of Colorado Medicine

Open Enrollment 2018-19

CU Medicine's annual Open Enrollment begins at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 30, and runs through 4 p.m. Friday, May 11.

While it's common to hear news of rising medical costs, there will be no plan rate increases for the 2018-19 plan year. 

This is your two-week window to learn about plan changes, features, comparisons and more so you can select the best options for you and your family. 

Medical Plan Changes:

  • Emergency care will increase to a $250 copay for the CU Health Plan's Exclusive and Kaiser plans.  This will be waived if you are admitted to the hospital.  With this in mind, please use the emergency department for the true health emergencies.  In non-emergency situations, you are encouraged to consider urgent care to receive immediate care at a much more affordable price.
  • CU Health Plan - Exclusive will no longer restrict employees to three regional networks (north, central and south).  The plan will move to a single statewide provider network, giving you access to more doctors and specialists.
  • All plans include virtual visit services, which allow you to see a medical professional from the comfort of your home at any time.  The cost depends on your plan: Exclusive charges $15 for UCHealth's Virtual Visit service and $30 for other virtual visits.  Kaiser charges $30 for Kaiser's Virtual Visit Service and High Deductible charge coinsurance after your deductible is met.
  • If you're enrolled in CU Health Plan Exclusive or High Deductible, you will receive a new plan card.  Remember to discard your outdated card when the new on arrives.


Do you need to take action during Open Enrollment?

Aside from the Health Care Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, if you would like to keep the same benefit choices, no action is required.  You will be automatically re-enrolled.

If you would like to keep or update your Health Care Flexible Spending Account or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, you must re-enroll for plan year 2018-19.