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The six medical plans offered to eligible City employees are Denver Health Medical Plan's (DHMP) HMO and Deductible HMO, Kaiser Permanente HMO and Deductible HMO (DHMO), United Healthcare HMO and Navigate Plan. All six medical plans are effective the first of the month following your date of hire. Additionally, 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 www.denverhealth.org or call member services at (720) 956-2100.
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 http://my.kp.org/denvergov or call (303) 338-4545.
Important: If enrolled in Navigate, you must choose a PCP. In order to see the doctor of your choice, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your PCP's 11 digit Provider ID. You can find the Provider ID by going to https://www.myuhc.com/member/prewelcome.do, clicking "Find Physician, Laboratory or Facility" and then selecting the "UnitedHealthcare Navigate/Navigate Balanced" plan and searching for your PCP.
To see a side-by-side comparison of all of our medical plans and their biweekly costs, see pages 13 through 15 of the 2014 Health Benefits Guide.
To see a list of preventive services covered by the City medical plans, click on preventive services.
Exclusive Panel Option (EPO)
All permanent employees are eligible to enroll in a supplemental vision plan through Anthem Vision. This plan may be used alone or in conjunction with any of the below medical plan benefits. Active enrollees will receive a vision I.D. card from Anthem Vision to show at the time of service.
Find an in-network provider by visiting www.anthem.com. You may also call Anthem at -1-866-723-0515. Anthem Vision offers additional discounts that can be found at email@example.com. View your account details by creating your user name and password at www.anthem.com.
For more information about Anthem Vision, see page 22 of the 2014 Benefits Guide.
$30 copay, one exam every 24 months, no materials benefit.
If you elect outside of your new hire period a late enrollment penalty (LEP) applies. A LEP means that if you file a claim for anything other than an accidental injury during the first 12 months after your coverage becomes effective, STD benefits will become payable after you have been continuously disabled for 60 days and remain disabled.
Available STD Plans:
All plans pay the lesser of 70% of your predisability earnings or the plan's maximum weekly benefit.
Plan 1: Maximum weekly benefit: $350
Waiting period: 7 days
Monthly cost: $23.63
Plan 2: Maximum weekly benefit: $1500
Waiting period: 7 days
Monthly cost: $.01088 x Gross Monthly Earnings
Plan 3: Maximum weekly benefit: $1500
Waiting period: 14 days
Monthly cost: $.00875 x Gross Monthly Earnings
Plan 4: Maximum weekly benefit: $1500
Waiting period: 30 days
Monthly cost: $.00663 x Gross Monthly Earnings
Plan 5: Maximum weekly benefit: $1500
Waiting period: 60 days
Monthly cost: $.00439 x Gross Monthly Earnings
If you have more questions review the STD Frequently Asked Questions document. To file a claim, download the STD Claim Form, forward the physician statement to your doctor for completion, complete the employee statement and contact the OHR/Benefit or Controller's office to complete the employer portion.
2014 Short-term Disability Brochure
Short-term Disability Certificate
If you have more questions review the LTD benefit summary .
To learn more about this benefit, please refer to the Life Insurance Certificate provided by the City's life insurance carrier Standard Insurance Co.
No medical history statements are required for enrollment in these policies.
Please note: the additional life premiums are increasing for 2014. To see the 2014 rates, see this brochure.
For additional forms see the Benefits Enrollment and Forms section
The monthly cost is $39 (pretax) and is deducted from the 2nd paycheck of each month.
To enroll, employees must see a benefits representative in the OHR Benefits office, located in the Webb Municipal Building, 4th Floor, to receive an RTD smart card authorization form. ( Note: Employees located at Denver Human Services and Denver Public Library may obtain Eco Pass enrollment details from the Human Resources offices on-site.)
You may cancel your Eco pass participation at any time. To cancel, please complete the RTD termination form and return as directed on the form.
For more information about Eco Pass, including route and schedule information, visit www.rtd-denver.com/EcoPass or contact the OHR Benefits team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (720) 913-5697.
The Wellness Center features a full compliment of fitness equipment, exercise classes and services for all employees.
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This presentation will explain the terms and options available to employees of the City and County of Denver.
You can also view our 2013 Benefits Guide to compare benefits and plan costs.
City employees enjoy over 12 government holidays! View the Holiday Schedule for more details.