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CSU Human Resources is committed to the health and wellbeing of our employees. This means making sure that our health care benefits fit the needs of our employees and their families, however our faculty and staff define their dependents. By offering inclusive benefits, we value your wellness and want to help you maintain your health, prevent disease, promote equity and know that you are valued.

We are proud to offer a wealth of inclusive benefits and programs that are competitive with inclusive benefits offered by other employers across the nation.

Benefits are complex and depend upon many factors including employee classification, eligibility criteria, and specific insurance providers and plans. The CSU Human Resources benefits team is here to help you understand your options.

Inclusive medical benefits

*For the purposes of medical coverage, insurance providers require that those they insure select a binary gender. CSU Human Resources is advocating with our providers to include inclusive gender selections.

Administrative professionals, faculty, and other non-classified staff

Depending upon your plan and eligibility, your benefits are inclusive to include:

  • All gender identities
  • Coverage for same or different gender legal, civil union and common-law spouses and domestic partners, and other eligible dependents
  • Medically necessary treatments, such as hormone therapy
  • Benefits follow the World Professional Associates for Transgender Health guidelines when approving sex reassignment services
  • Education and community through forums on diversity-centered topics such as transgendered healthcare
  • Training for medical providers to treat LGBTQ patients with understanding
  • Trained teams answering questions about services, providers and other health care related benefits
  • Mental and behavioral health visits

**All of the above services depend upon your plan and various eligibility criteria

To learn more about inclusive benefits offered to you, contact Anthem at 800-843-5621 and review Anthem’s medical information and inclusive benefits handout.

State classified staff

Depending upon your plan and eligibility, your benefits are inclusive to include:

  • Coverage for same or different gender legal, civil union and common-law spouses and other eligible dependents
  • Information about in-network, experienced LGBTQ+ friendly health care providers
  • Information about community support and resource groups
  • Social and medical transitioning support
  • Consideration of World Professional Association for Transgender Health standards
  • Individualized care and services
  • Coverage of hormone therapy, mastectomy with chest reconstruction, breast augmentation, gender affirming lower-body surgeries, breast augmentation, tracheal shave, etc.
  • Mental and behavioral health office visits

**All of the above services depend upon your plan and various eligibility criteria

As a state classified employee, you may choose from plans offered through Cigna or Kaiser Permanente. Contact Cigna at 800-244-6224 or Kaiser Permanente at 888-413-0591. Compare coverages or find plan details on the state’s website and review the Cigna and Kaiser inclusive benefits handout.

Inclusive leave options

CSU leave policies allow employees to take leave to care for same sex partners and spouses.

Details about leave are dependent upon job classifications, such as administrative professional, state classified and faculty.

Employees may take leave to care for partners and spouses (of all genders) and qualify for:

  • Up to three weeks of paid parental leave for new parents, through either childbirth or adoptions
  • Paid bereavement leave for the death of an immediate family member
  • Paid sick leave for your own health needs or the health needs of a family member, including 12-13 weeks of job-protected leave to care for your own health condition or the health condition of an immediate family member, dependent upon employee classification criteria
  • Paid leave to volunteer in Colorado public schools to support children of all partners and spouses

Leave policies and the amount of paid or unpaid leave available to employees depends upon their employee classification, such as administrative professional, state classified, faculty, graduate assistants, and students.

For detailed information about leave options available to you, please see these resources or contact the Human Resources department.


Referrals to specialized mental health support

The Employee Assistance Program, through ComPsych, offers connections to these inclusive mental health resources:

  • Specific referrals through ComPsych to therapists based on the therapist’s identities including Black, Latinx, non-binary, transgender, gay, or other identities, and to therapists with specialized training in assisting individuals based on identities
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness Sharing Hope provides mental wellness in the Black community
  • Servicios De La Raza provides behavioral health support that is culturally and linguistically responsive English and Spanish outpatient mental health and substance misuse services to underserved and uninsured populations
  • Black Mental Health Alliance provides information and resources and a “Find a Therapist” locator to connect with a culturally competent mental health professionals
  • Queer Asterisk is a Colorado nonprofit organization guided by queer and transgender leadership that provides counseling services, educational trainings, and therapeutic programs centering queer and trans experiences
  • The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people

*This information is accurate as of June 6, 2022. It is subject to change by individual insurance providers who may make decisions about coverage options that are outside of the university’s control.