Open Enrollment 2019

As we approach open enrollment for 2019, we want to share important information regarding plans and rates that will be effective in January 2019.

Below are key points of note for 2019:

  • As we announced in fall 2017, the PPO 1 plan will be eliminated effective December 31, 2018. 
  • We are maintaining the three other plans (PPO 2, HDHP, and HMO) with no changes to the plan options. 
  • If you are currently a PPO 1 participant and plan to stay enrolled in a DU health care plan, you must select from the remaining three options.
  • Benefits enrollment will be online again this year. No action is required if you are not making any changes. 
  • If you are enrolled in a flexible spending account, you must re-enroll for 2019 if you wish to continue. Download the enrollment form (pdf).
  • We will be continuing with Lincoln Financial group for our dental plan for 2019.

Please review the Benefits Options (pdf) for summary plan details as well as the Health Insurance Rates (pdf) and Dental Insurance Rates (pdf) for 2019. As noted during the April 28, 2018, budget open forum, the university kept its contribution levels consistent from 2018 to 2019.   

Rates and plan options were reviewed by the Faculty Comp and Benefits Committee, the President’s Cabinet, and the Staff Employment Affairs Committee for comment in October. The university will continue to work with those groups to ensure that we continue to provide exceptional health care options at sustainable costs. 

Information Sessions

Please plan to attend one of the Open Enrollment Information Sessions. Dates and times are noted below. All meetings will be in the Cusack Board Room in Power Hall. Kelly Wilborn, our CBIZ representative, will review plan options, savings scenarios and flexible savings options. Bring any questions you have to the meeting or feel free to contact a member of the HR team.  We are all happy to help you find the plan that will be best for you and your family.

Date Location Time
Tuesday, October 23 Cusack Board Room, Power Hall     9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, October 23 Cusack Board Room, Power Hall    11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, October 30 Cusack Board Room, Power Hall    11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, October 30 Cusack Board Room, Power Hall      2:30 p.m.
Friday, November 2 Cusack Board Room, Power Hall    10:00 a.m.
Friday, November 2 Cusack Board Room, Power Hall    12:00 p.m.

If you are unable to attend a session, please feel free to contact HR with any questions. Full plan details can be found in the Benefit Booklet for 2019 (pdf).

Open Enrollment will be from Monday, November 5 through Friday, November 16.