Medical, Dental and Vision
All full-time employees are eligible to enroll in benefits within the first 30 days of their official hire date for benefits to be effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment. If you aren’t sure what your official hire date is, please check Employee Space for your “adjusted hire date.” Employees must enroll online through Employee Space, no later than 30 calendar days from date of hire. If you do not enroll or waive coverage within 30 calendar days, you will automatically be enrolled in the lowest cost medical plan. You will not be able to make any changes to this option until the next open enrollment period unless you experience a qualifying event during the year.
Part-time (hourly) employees who work at least 20 hours per week are eligible to enroll in benefits. Benefits will become effective the first of the month following 90 days of employment. Employees must enroll online through Employee Space, no later than 30 calendar days from their hire date.
Employees who have a change in employment status (i.e., moving from a non-benefit-eligible position to a benefit-eligible one) must enroll in benefits within 30 days from their change in employment status. Benefits become effective the first of the month following when the benefit change form is submitted to Employee Services. If the employee works part time, the benefits become effective the first of the month following the submission of the benefits change form to Employee Services, provided the employee has worked at DPS for at least 90 days. Employees must submit a benefit change form to Employee Services.
You may waive medical insurance if you have medical coverage through another group health plan. To waive medical insurance, you must indicate waiver during your online enrollment and provide proof of your other group health coverage (i.e. a scanned copy or photograph of your insurance card) via email to email@example.com. Please include your full name and employee ID number in the subject line of the email.
You may also enroll your eligible family members. They include:
•Your legal spouse.
•Your common-law spouse, once you complete the common law affidavit provided by and with approval from the benefits department. Please note that a common law marriage is a legal binding marriage in the state of Colorado and requires the same divorce procedure as any other traditional marriage to dissolve. There is no common law divorce.
•Your civil union partner upon providing confirmation of the partnership to the benefits department. (The portion of premiums you pay for benefits for your civil union partner is not eligible to be paid with pre-tax dollars by IRS regulations, unless they qualify as a tax-code dependent; contact the benefits department for more information.)
•Your children to age 26, regardless of student, marital, or tax-dependent status, including a stepchild, legally-adopted child, a child placed with you for adoption, or a child for whom you are the legal guardian).
•Your mentally or physically disabled children age 26 and over, provided they have been approved by the benefits department.
You may change coverage during the Open Enrollment period, which is typically held in May. At this time, you may change plans, add or drop coverage, or add or drop dependents. Mid-year changes are allowed if you have certain job or family status changes and return the complete the Benefits Change Form within 30 days from the qualifying event date.
DPS Medical, Dental and Vision Premium Rates and Plan Comparisons:
- 2013-14 Insurance Premium Rate Information
- 2013-14 Insurance Plan Comparisons
- Plan Selector Tool
- Plan Selector Tool Instructions