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 thru 4 6.15 hours 20 Days
5 thru 9 7.07 hours 23 Days
10 thru 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.

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 automatically (up to annual IRS limits) into your choice of investment options from multiple fund companies including funds from Fidelity Investment who is our trustee and record keeper. Denver Health also contributes 3% of earnings (up to Social Security limits) into your plan.

401(a) - Defined Contribution Plan - Enhanced

In addition to the 401(a) mandatory contributions, Denver Health provides an additional 3% contribution to their 401(a) plan, for employees who are benefit eligible (0.5 FTE or greater). These contributions are 100% vested with 3 years of employment with Denver Health.

457(b) - Deferred Compensation Plan - Optional

Denver Health also offers this voluntary retirement plan, which allows employees to invest more pre-tax or after-tax (ROTH) dollars, up to $19,500 or $26,000 if age 50 and over. Denver Health will match dollar for dollar up to 3.5%. All employees are auto-enrolled in this plan with contributions set at 3.5%. Employees have the option of reducing or opting out of this auto-enrollment. Denver Health's matching contribution is also subject to the 3 year vesting schedule. Other percentage limits of compensation will apply. Refer to the plan document for actual limits. A variety of Fidelity funds are available to meet your investment needs.

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 6 months of employment. This benefit provides a 60% wage continuation benefit (Limits and maximums apply). 

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

Benefit eligible employees are provided at no cost to them 1 times their gross annual salary in basic life and AD&D coverage (Coverage minimums and maximums apply).

Flexible Spending Accounts

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


Denver Health has an Employee Fitness Center open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, conveniently located inside the Denver Health administration building.

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
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Denver Community Credit Union
  • Dell PC Employee Purchase Program
  • MicroSoft Employee Benefit Plan
  • Employee Fitness Center (membership fees apply)
  • Discounts Gyms, Spas, Electronics, Sporting Events, etc.


Denver Health RESTORE® (Resilience & Equity through Support & Training for Organizational Renewal)

Our mission is to promote increased and sustained mental well-being of the health professional workforce as well as individual, collective, and organizational resilience through timely and confidential peer-delivered emotional support, psychological first aid, and training.

Our services include:

Peer Support Services

Peer Responders provide strictly confidential emotional support, psychological first aid and a hand-off to resources when appropriate.

  • RESTORE 24/7 Peer Support Line
  • Drop-in support center
  • Group support
  • Mobile visits to units, clinics and teams
  • Peer support outreach

Training, Education and General Support

  • Coffee nook serving night staff
  • Trauma- and Resilience-Informed Systems education
  • Schwartz Rounds ®


Living in Denver, Colorado

A rapidly growing metropolis located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Denver offers all the amenities of urban living surrounded by unparalleled natural beauty. Outdoor lovers need to look no further than their own backyard for some of the country's best hiking, biking, climbing and skiing. However, those with more of an interest in the arts will find a multitude of museums, performing arts centers, music venues and a burgeoning culinary scene.

Denver is one of only two cities in the United States with eight professional sports teams, ranging from baseball, football, basketball and hockey to soccer and lacrosse.

While Denver proper is composed of an array of diverse neighborhoods, many providers in our group also choose to live in surrounding areas in the foothills and nearby cities such as Golden and Boulder. The central location of Denver Health makes this a feasible and convenient option.

The city's location at the base of the Rockies yields overall mild temperatures with average high temperatures of 45 degrees F and 86 degrees in winter and August respectively. The arid climate translates into low levels of precipitation with only 8-15 inches annually. The city also boasts 300 days of sunshine per year more than Miami or San Diego. This makes outdoor activity in one of the city's 200 parks a year round possibility.

Learn more about living in Denver here.


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