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UCAR Benefits Information

Summary Annual Reports for Benefit Plans

Click here to view the Retirement Options meeting presented by Bob Roesch, UCAR HR Director, on July 19, 2011. The Powerpoint presentation and audio portion of the presentation is posted. Run-time is about 43 minutes.

Click here to view the 2014 Smart Choices Healthy Directions Web page. Learn more about the health insurance options for 2014

Click here to view information about HSA (Health Savings Account) Tax Filing.

HELP!! Do you need assistance with your insurance plan?
Click here to view additional UCAR Insurance Help Links!

UCAR Benefits Manual

Benefit Eligibility by Appointment Code

Benefit Summary - 2014 NOTE: Print in landscape (PDF format)

Regular, Term over six months, and Postdoctoral Appointments
(Appointment codes R1, R2, T1, T2, and T5) 

Benefit Summary for Benefit-Eligible Student Assistants - 2014  NOTE: Print in landscape (PDF format)

Term over six months
(Appointment codes T1 and T2)

Bright Horizons (formerly Work-Life-Options)

View this site to obtain information about Back-Up Child Care. To login to this Web site, please view this page containing the username and password.

Click here for additional information about finding back-up care.

Cigna Healthy Rewards -- log into myCigna.com and search for "Healthy Rewards" and select "Discount Programs - Healthy Rewards"

Commuter Benefit Program -- Non-Colorado employees only

Dental Benefits (Cigna PPO Dental)

Domestic Violence Awareness resources

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) - Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Field Project Health Insurance

Flexible Spending Account Information

Flexible Spending Account Eligible Expenses - IRS Publication 502

Health Care Reform and UCAR

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996)

Lactation Rooms

Leave Donation Program

Medicare and the UCAR High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)

Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Update -- 2014

OneExchange (formerly Extend Health) & Retirees

Phased Retirement

Retiree Health Insurance Changes & OneExchange (formerly Extend Health)

Retirement Guidelines

TIAA-CREF website

TIAA-CREF -- New Investments

TIAA-CREF Counseling Sessions

Smart Choices 2014 Highlights Brochure

Includes a matrix comparing each health insurance option, 2014 health insurance premiums and detailed information about each plan and the flexible spending accounts.


Cigna HDHP plans: Annual exams are not a covered benefit. Vision care is only covered in the event of an illness or injury to the eye. Please refer to Flexible Spending Account Choices (see page 14) to pay for eye exam costs. Cigna also offers discount eye exams, eyewear and contact lenses through myCigna.com and search on "Healthy Rewards.

Kaiser Permanente: Please visit the Summary of Benefits.

Do you have a question about your UCAR benefits? Call: 

Cyd Perrone at x8710 or email cperrone@ucar.edu or

Irena Haimsky at x8706 or email irena@ucar.edu

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