Boulder Offers Employees a Comprehensive Range of Benefits

In addition to competitive pay, the City of Boulder offers benefits including health, dental, vision, retirement investments, wellness programs, paid vacation and holidays and more.

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Learn About Benefits

The City of Boulder recognizes the importance of providing employees with a comprehensive benefits package. These benefits help provide you and your family with the resources to maintain your health and wellbeing.

Additional Benefits Information

Benefits resources, information and forms.

Supplemental benefits include Cigna Accident Coverage, Critical Illness and Hospital Indemnity; LegalShield; and IDShield. View the guide.

With Well-Being@Work, City of Boulder employees can take advantage of a wide-range platform of benefits and wellness initiatives to help maintain or achieve optimal health. Programs and benefits include Recreation Center passes, wellness education, insurance premium discounts and more.

Easy to find, confidential assistance is available every hour of every day for City of Boulder employees through the city's Employee Assistance Program.

As a part of Boulder County, a wide range of resources are available to the LGBTQIA+ community. The City of Boulder is committed to supporting LGBTQIA+ employees and their families are part of our rich benefit offerings. Highlights include:

  • Medical Benefits
  • Domestic Partner/Common Law Spousal coverage
  • Paid Parental Leave which includes foster placement and adoption benefits

The City of Boulder offers transition-related health care benefits, including gender confirmation surgery, hormone therapy, and mental health counseling, among other transition-related procedures, as it relates to treating gender dysphoria according to the World Professional Association for Transgender Health Standards of Care (2011).

The City of Boulder supports their employees during their transition into new endeavors. Send us some feedback by filling out our offboarding questionnaire.

After your employment with the city, your benefits are covered until the end of the month:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Voluntary Benefits
    • Voluntary benefit plans such as accident, hospitalization, critical illness or life insurance can be converted to a private policy. Please contact the appropriate vendor for information on this process. You have 31 days following separation of service to start the conversion process. For Aflac coverage continuation, please call 1-800-433-3036.

After that, you have options...

  • Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA):
  • You are also likely eligible to purchase an individual health plan through
  • Public Employee's Retirement Association (PERA)
    • For PERA refund/rollover information please visit PERA. Contact the payroll division for refund/rollover requests.

Should you have any questions, please contact the City of Boulder at 303-441-3070 or through email at

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