Summer Health Care Coverage

  • If you are an hourly employee who is not scheduled to work during the summer, you have the option of enrolling or waiving your health care coverage for the summer beginning July 1. You must make that decision during the Benefits Annual Open Enrollment period each spring.

  • + How to Enroll

    You enroll during Open Enrollment each spring. Visit the Open Enrollment Guide for instructions.

  • + Who to Contact

    Contact the Benefits Team by email at or phone at 720-423-3900.

  • + What if I need to make a change to my benefits during the summer?

    Visit the Change Your Benefits Page

  • + What happens if I don’t pay or don’t return to work?

    If we don’t receive payment by the payment deadline (10th of each month), we will terminate your coverage back to 1st of the month that payment was not received.      

    If you do not return to work by September 1st, we will retroactively end your benefits back to the last day of the month that was paid. For example, if you paid your premiums through July, your benefits will be terminated effective July 31st.

  • + How do I pay for benefits when I’m not receiving a paycheck?

    Employees enrolled in Employee Only or Employee + Child coverage and do not earn enough to cover the cost of your premiums (after applicable benefits credits and/or subsidies have been applied), the remaining balance will be deducted from your first paycheck when you return to work, unless you have scheduled a payment plan or have paid over the summer. You must schedule a payment plan prior to your return to work.

    Employees enrolled in Employee + Spouse or Family coverage, will be invoiced for benefit premiums for the months you did not work (after applicable benefits credits and/or subsidies have been applied). You will receive an invoice after the close of the Open Enrollment period and prior to the end of your scheduled work year.  

  • + How do I waive my benefits for the summer?

    During benefits Open Enrollment each spring, you can waive coverage. This will end your current health care coverage on June 30th. If you waive coverage and do not return to work in the fall, you will not be eligible for COBRA. If you return to work in the fall and would like to re-enroll in health care coverage, you will fill out a enroll in Benefits after a return from Unpaid Leave Form within 30 days of your return.