IMPORTANT NEWS AND UPDATES
All Classified staff:
Benefits Open Enrollment for State Classified Employees FY 2015 will start soon. Open enrollment this year is PASSIVE, meaning that if you do not participate, your current employee benefits will continue into the next plan year, starting July 1, 2014, EXCEPT for flexible spending accounts (FSAs) which must be actively chosen every year.
FY 2014–15 Open Enrollment Dates: Tuesday, April 22–Thursday,May 15, 2013. In the coming weeks watch for information from our medical insurance vendors, along with more about open enrollment—premiums, plans and any changes—from the Department of Personnel & Administration. Participate in open enrollment using the state’s online benefits administration system (BAS). A username and password are required to log in to the system. http://www.benefitsolver.com
Have difficulty accessing the online BAS (username, password)? Other questions about open enrollment? Contact the human resources office 351-2718.
Get all the info at https://www.colorado.gov/dhr
Attn State Classified employees:
As part of the Affordable Care Act, the State of Colorado is providing employees a special one-time enrollment period without the requirement of a qualifying life event. For more information: PDF/Word
New Minimum Wage for 2014
Effective Jan. 1, 2014, the Colorado minimum wage will increase to $8.00 per hour from $7.78 per hour. Payroll will adjust hourly rates for all current employees who are making less than $8.00 per hour. No paperwork is needed for current employees.
EPAF Originators should make a note of this and submit new employees at the new rate of $8.00 or higher.
For more information, please visit: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDLE-LaborLaws/CDLE/1250083027822
Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) each state is required to create and maintain a health insurance exchange by Jan. 1, 2014. Health insurance exchanges will serve as a health insurance marketplace where individuals and small businesses may purchase health plans if there is no employer-sponsored health plan or if the employer-sponsored health plan is unaffordable or fails to offer essential health benefits. Marketplace Exchange Information PDF
Statewide Common Hire Date PDF
Effective April 1, 2013, all State agencies are expected to start all hires on:
ANY MONDAY-if Monday falls on a State Holiday, employees will start on the Monday of the following week;
The FIRST WORK DAY OF THE MONTH- if the first working day of the month falls on any other day than Monday.
Invitation to “Meet and Confer” on the Annual Survey Process for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 PDF
Get a tax break this season!
Attached is a guide for Free tax help (from Piton Foundation EITC Campaign) that is available to our employees: PDF