Supplement Program

The Medical Insurance Premium Supplement (also known as the "Supplement Program") has been approved to continue in the upcoming 2020-21 fiscal year, which runs from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. This year, dental will be included with the supplement program. To be considered for the program, employees must apply even if they have applied in previous years.

APPLICATION PERIOD: April 14, 2020, to May 26, 2020.

The application period for the Supplement Program for Open Enrollment is April 14, 2020 to May 26, 2020. The application period for new employees hired after May 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020 begins on May 20, 2020 to July 31, 2020.

The supplement program is a subsidy provided by the State of Colorado to assist qualified low-income state employees and their children with the cost of their medical and dental premiums. Employees and their children must either enroll or be willing to enroll in one of the State's medical insurance options during the annual open enrollment, or the special enrollment held after qualified applicants have been determined.

As the program is need-based, employees who apply must submit documentation to verify dependents and income (a copy of the first page of your previous year's federal tax return). Since the income eligibility requirements are based on the entire household, the previous year's tax return(s) must also be provided for the income of all wage earners in your household. In light of the tax return deadline being extended, W2's will be accepted in lieu of a tax return if employees have not filed a tax return.

Because the program must be funded each year by the legislature, there is no guarantee the program will continue from year to year. In addition, the amount of money for the program allocated by the legislature will vary from year to year.

The supplement application can be completed at:

https://idsonline.colorado.gov/dpa/dhr/medicalsupplement

Paper applications will only be accepted due to system error. You may submit the paper application to state_benefits@state.co.us by 5/20/2020.

Questions? Contact the State's Employee Benefits Unit at state_benefits@state.co.us.

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