New Employee Enrollment:
As a new City and County of Denver employee you might be eligible for benefits, and what great benefits they are! Remember you’ll have 30 days from your hire date to complete and submit a hardcopy enrollment form to elect benefits such as medical, dental and vision plans,etc. You’ll find more specific details on how to enroll below.
Q: How do I enroll in benefits in my first 30 days employment with the city?
A: Log in to Workday and check your inbox to see the task for benefits enrollment. Also, please view this supporting documentation for enrolling dependents.
Q: What dependents are eligible for coverage under the city's medical, dental, and vision plans?
A: An employee's spouse, spousal equivalent (same-sex domestic partner), child (eligible until end of month of age 26), and step-child (eligible until end of month age 26).
Q: When are my benefits effective?
A: The plans you elect will become effective the first of the month following your hire date.
Q: Are all employees eligible for benefits?
A: Most employees are eligible for benefits. However, employees hired into seasonal and oncall positions are typically not eligible for benefits.
Stuck in a medical plan that doesn’t quite fit your family’s needs? The good news is employees have a chance every year to make new choices for their benefits. The month of October is typically the time most benefit options are open to change. However, keep in mind, any changes made in October will actually go into effect the first of the following year.
Q: Is there an opportunity every year to make changes to benefits?
A: Yes, as an employer we’re required to allow employees an annual chance to change benefits. The city typically allocates the month of October each year.
Q: Do I have to fill out an enrollment form to make changes during open enrollment?
A: No, all employees can make changes through Workday. During the open enrollment period, log in to Workday to make election changes in your Workday inbox. If you do not have Workday access, contact OHR Benefits prior to the October 31 open enrollment deadline.
Family Status Change:
Have a new baby on the way? Congrats! Don’t forget to add that baby to your medical plan! In fact, employees have 30 days from any qualified life event to make changes to benefits. Married? Add your spouse. Dependent gained other coverage? Drop that dependent and save in premiums.
Q: What is a family status change?
A: Qualified family status changes mainly include marriage/divorce, birth/adoption, loss or gain of other coverage. Other changes can also apply—contact the benefits team to see if your change qualifies.
Q: How do I submit a family status change for my benefits?
A: Log in to Workday and make changes through the Benefits worklet. You'll need to upload proof of the life event and any applicable dependent documentation.
Q: Can I remove my spouse if we're getting divorced?
A: Ex-spouses cannot be covered under employee benefits, but the divorce must be finalized by the courts.