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Employment Benefits

Here at Denver Health, we believe that our success depends on the quality of the employees that we hire. In order to attract and retain quality employees, Denver Health provides one of the most competitive benefit packages in Denver.

Paid Holidays

Denver Health observes the following holidays each year.

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Paid Time Off

In addition to the paid holidays, Denver Health employees enjoy a generous Paid Time Off program. Below is a chart explaining the rate of accruals.

Years of Service Per Pay Period (80 hours) Annual Accrual (26 pay periods)
0 to 4 6.15 hours 20 Days
5 to 9 7.07 hours 23 Days
10 to 14 8.00 hours 26 Days
15+ 8.92 hours 29 Days

Medical / Dental Programs

Denver Health offers their benefit eligible employees the choice between 3 competitive health and 3 competitive dental plans.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Denver health offers their employees the opportunity to participate in Medical and Dependent Care flexible spending accounts.

401(a) - Defined Contribution Plan - Mandatory

Instead of paying into Social Security, Denver Health has created a self-directed Social Security Retirement Plan, which deducts pre-tax, 6.2% of your earnings into your choice of investment options from multiple fund companies including funds from Fidelity Investment who is our trustee and record keeper. Denver Health matches your contributions and additionally contributes an additional 3% of your earnings up to the Social Security limits. Employees are immediately vested in the plan.

401(a) - Defined Contribution Plan - Enhanced

In addition to the 401(a) mandatory contributions, benefit eligible employees receive a generous 6% contribution to their 401(a) plan.

457(b) - Deferred Compensation Plan

Denver Health also provides employees the option of investing up to an additional $17,500 pre-tax annually (some compensation limits apply) in a variety of Fidelity Investment funds and funds from several other companies. Employees can choose from 29 investment funds. Employees age 50 and older may also make additional annual contributions under a provision called "Age 50+ Catch-Up" to his/her 457(b) Plan. For 2014, the additional annual catch-up amount is up to $5,500. The 457(b) plan also provides a self directed brokerage option. This will allow 457b participants to invest/trade retirement savings into thousands of Fidelity and non-Fidelity mutual funds available on Fidelity's FundsNetwork® platform.

Short-Term Disability Benefits

Benefit eligible employees are enrolled automatically at no cost to them the first day of the month following 6 months of employment. This benefit provides a 60% wage continuation benefit (Limits and maximums apply).

Benefit-eligible employees may also purchase additional coverage up to 70%.

Long-Term Disability Benefits

Benefit eligible employees are enrolled automatically at no cost to them the first of the month following their hire date. This benefit provides a 60% wage continuation benefit (Limits and maximums apply).

Benefit-eligible employees may also purchase additional coverage up to 70%.

Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)

Benefit eligible employees are provided at no cost to them 2 times their gross annual salary in basic life and AD&D coverage (Coverage minimums and maximums apply).

Additional Benefits

In addition to the above benefits Denver Health offers employees the option of participating in the following benefits:

  • Tuition Reimbursement Plans
  • Additional Voluntary Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Supplemental Vision Plan 
  • Critical Illness with Cancer Coverage
  • Universal Life Event Insurance with Long-Term Care (LTC)
  • Home Loan Program
  • Group Legal Plan
  • Auto/Home/Boat/RV/Renters Insurance Plan
  • RTD EcoPass Discounts 
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Denver Community Credit Union
  • Dell PC Employee Purchase Program
  • MicroSoft Employee Benefit Plan
  • Discounts Gyms, Spas, Electronics, Sporting Events, etc.