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At the City of Boulder, we provide competitive salaries and valuable benefits to our employees. Eligibility for benefits is determined by the employee’s position.

  • Retirement: Defined benefit plan through Colorado PERA and optional 401(k) and 457 plans
  • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance: Up to 1.5 times annual salary, depending on the employee group
  • Medical Insurance: Four medical options available through Cigna Healthcare
  • Dental Insurance: Two dental options available through Delta Dental of Colorado
  • Vision Insurance: Two vision options available through VSP
  • Voluntary Supplemental Benefits:
    • Accident, Critical Illness and Hospital Indemnity 
    • Legal Assistance 
    • Identity Theft Protection available through LegalShield*
    • Pet Insurance available through PetsBest*
    • Additional Life Insurance for yourself and dependents available through The Standard
  • Employee Assistance Program: Confidential resources and secure tools to help employees or guide them through difficult times
  • Leave Programs: Vacation leave, paid parental leave, sick leave, emergency leave and more
  • Holidays: Ten full-day holidays and two half-day holidays, depending on employee group and hours worked
  • Well-Being Program: Recreation Center passes, wellness education, training classes, wellness challenges, insurance premium discounts and more
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Funds toward accredited college or university courses related to a career/development plan or organizational business needs
  • Other Benefits: Short-term and Long-term disability, flexible spending plan choices, health savings accounts, free transportation passes and more
  • Discounts: Special savings on various purchasing or services such as childcare, fitness facilities, computers, phone plans, home and auto insurance, financial services and more

* Coming in 2019


2018-2019 Benefits

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

Annual Notices to Employees

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