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The City of Boulder provides competitive salaries and benefits. Standard employees working more than 20 hours a week receive a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Retirement : Defined benefit plan and optional 401(k) and 457 plans.
  • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance: 1.5 times annual salary, depending on employee group.
  • Medical Insurance: Three medical plan options.
  • Dental and Vision Insurance: Optional additional coverage.
  • Leave Programs: Vacation leave, sick leave, floating holidays and more.
  • Holidays: Ten full-day holidays and two half-day holidays, depending on employee group and hours worked.
  • Wellness Program: Recreation passes, wellness challenges and insurance premium discounts.
  • Other Benefits: Long-term disability, flexible spending plan choices, health savings accounts, supplemental insurance, bus pass program and more.
  • Discounts : Special savings on computers, phone plans, auto insurance, home insurance and other products and services.

Take A Quick Look at Employee Benefits

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2016-2017 Benefits

Open Enrollment Information

Benefits Overview

Enrollment and Change Forms

Medical Plans

Dental and Vision Plans

HSA and FSA Information


Retirement Process Timeline pdf

Employees are eligible for retirement pension benefits through the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA). Visit Colorado PERA for more information.

Supplemental retirement plan options include a 401(k) plan through PERA and a 457 plan through ICMA-RC. Visit Colorado PERA and ICMA-RC for details.

Supplemental Benefits

Wellness Program

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