Medical Benefits

The five medical plans offered to eligible City employees are Denver Health Medical plan (DHMP), Kaiser Permanente HMO, Kaiser Permanente Deductible HMO (DHMO), United Healthcare HMO and United Healthcare Navigate Plan. Medical, Dental, Vision, Short-term Disability and Flex Cash are effective the first of the month following your date of hire. Your life insurance and long-term disability become effective the first day of work.

Denver Health Medical Plan (DHMP)
As a member of DHMP, you receive your care through the doctors at 10 community health centers throughout Denver.  All locations have free, easily accessible parking for DHMP members. Several convenient pharmacy options are available, including online prescription refills and Pharmacy Delivery by Mail, offering a 90-day prescription supply for one co pay. To learn more about DHMP visit or call member services at (720) 956-2100.

DHMP Plan Details

Kaiser Permanente is the largest nonprofit health plan in the United States. They are an integrated health delivery system, which means they provide and coordinate the entire scope of care for members, including: preventive care, well-baby and prenatal care, immunizations, emergency care, screening diagnostics, hospital and medical services, pharmacy services. The City contracts with Kaiser's Denver/Boulder network. To learn more about Kaiser and their facilities, go to or call (303) 338-4545. 

        UnitedHealthCare Choice Plan (HMO/EPO)
        The UnitedHealthCare HMO/EPO plan is similar to a traditional HMO which coordinates your care through a primary care physician and allows you to pay a low flat fee (copayment) for most covered services. To learn more about UnitedHealthCare Choice Plan, visit or call 1 (800) 842-5520.

        UnitedHealthCare Navigate Plan

        Members will have have acess to a smaller network than those in the traditional HMO/EPO Plan. In exchange for lower premiums, member will be required to pay a deductible and co-insurance for services. To learn more about UnitedHealthCare Navigate Plan, visit or call 1 (800) 842-5520. 
        UHC Navigate Plan Details

        To see a side by side comparison of all our plans and their bi-weekly costs, see pages 6 and 7 of the 2012 Benefits Guide.