Wellbeing Benefits & Resources


State of Colorado Wellness Program (MotivateMe)

MotivateMe is an incentive program where you can get rewarded for the healthy actions you take. With the State of Colorado Employee Wellness Program, MotivateMe, you'll work toward achieving real results that mean a real, healthy change for you. If you are enrolled in one of the State's medical plans under Cigna or Kaiser Permanente, you are eligible to earn 240 points in order to receive a $20 off per month premium reduction for the 2021-2022 plan year. For more information, view the flyer and visit the State of Colorado Employee Wellness Program.

Employee Discounts

The State of Colorado offers employee discounts on health, wellness, and other services through BenefitHub.

Stay at Home Colorado Guide

In partnership with the Governor's Office, Gaia offers free resources and information to help with the challenges of isolation during and following the pandemic. Note that while some resources are free of charge, employees may choose to subscribe for additional or fee-based services. 

Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (CSEAP)

CSEAP is free of charge to all State employees and offers easily accessible telehealth counseling appointments. State employees can access up to 8 counseling sessions per rolling year. Visit MotivateMe to learn how to earn points for attending an EAP session.

Peer Support Teams

Peer support teams exist in several of our state agencies. Peer supporters are considered to be lay or informal supporters. They do not operate as a mental health professional but they do understand the organization and have training on offering emotional and resource support to colleagues and coworkers. Peer supporters can be an effective 'bridge' to the formal support offered by an EAP program. If you're unsure about reaching out to a therapist or CSEAP, consider requesting support from your peer support program as a starting point in seeking assistance.

Mental Health Counseling for You & Your Family

If you subscribe to State of Colorado benefits, you may be able to attend mental health counseling appointments at affordable rates after meeting your required out-of-pocket expenses. Contact your health insurance provided for more details.

Contact: 800-244-6224

Kaiser Permanente
Contact: stateofcolorado@kp.org

Find Your Words

Kaiser Permanente’s public health awareness effort to normalize talking about mental health — features information to help everyone learn how to start conversations, connect to helpful tools and online communities, and find support for themselves and the people they care about, including young children and teenagers. There’s information on how to build resilience and reduce stress, screening tools to inform further conversations about diagnosis and treatment, and new ways to share inspiring stories, videos, and artwork from the site with others.  Visit Findyourwords.org to learn more.

Free Online Resiliency Training

Got GRIT? This free, digital training helps you flex your resiliency muscles and spread a little grit in your community. Created by the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, GRIT helps you tap into your personal strength and resilience—equipping you with tools to help yourself, and coach others, to overcome whatever challenges today, or tomorrow, may bring. For more information, visit https://grit.uccs.edu/.


Concerned about a teen, adolescent, or young adult in your life? Visit iMatter.org to access up to 6 free mental health counseling for Colorado youth. Download the following fact sheet for more information about teen and adolescent mental health -  https://cseap.colorado.gov/sites/cseap/files/I%20Matter_Fact%20Sheet.pdf

Accessible Community Mental Health Resources

Looking for culturally reflective and responsive mental health care or social support? Click on 'Community Resources' below for a periodically updated list of resources available to Coloradans. In addition to culturally competent mental health care, the list provides information on community resources and sliding scale community counseling centers. Check with each program or organization for details about their programs, services, and fees. 

Community Resources

State Employee Fitness Centers:  Virtual exercise classes and workout instruction (live and on-demand)

The State’s fitness center management company, Healthbreak, has launched their new hbFIT virtual fitness channel.  It can be accessed via multiple devices and includes daily live streaming classes and an on-demand video library curated by their fitness experts. The classes include strength, cardio, HIIT, yoga, meditation, ergo-fit, kickboxing and more!  All State of Colorado employees can subscribe for a negotiated fee of $9 a month (pricing current as of 11/11/2020).

Health Coaching: Kelly Bethke, on-site RN Health Coach

Available to all employees (regardless of which health plan you have) for virtual One on One health coaching, and to agencies for health skill webinars.

Free Yoga, Meditation, and Wellness Videos: Gaia

Gaia, located in the city of Louisville for the past nine years, is powered by more than 100 locally based employees. Gaia is proud to team up with Governor Polis to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by offering this free resource to help Coloradans feel healthy, happy and centered during this time of isolation.

Cigna Tobacco Program (available to all State employees regardless of insurance plan)

The Cigna Tobacco Program includes multiple sessions with a quit coach, utilizes evidence informed approaches, and encourages the use of nicotine replacement and prescription therapy.  Call 866-417-7848 or visit myCigna.com to get started.

Colorado Tobacco Quitline

This no cost five-session phone service connects you with a trained coach who will guide and support you through the quitting process. Programs also available for teens 15 and older, pregnant women, and tobacco chewers.

1-800-784-8669  (Hours are Mon-Thurs 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Fri 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Sat–Sun 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.)

CDPHE Quitting Tobacco Resources

The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment offers access to several tobacco cessation resources. Click on the following link for access to additional tobacco cessation resources - https://cdphe.colorado.gov/prevention-and-wellness/smoking-and-tobacco/quit-tobacco.

Cigna Mental & Behavioral Health Care

Free mental health sessions - in-person or via telehealth - are available to Cigna High Deductible Plan members. You and your plan members have access to 3 mental health sessions per issue/concern as well as access to wellbeing support tools like iPrevail and Happify. Click on the linked text below to learn more about free mental health care for you and your plan members and instructions for accessing free care through your high deductible plan. You can also learn more by visiting myCigna.com.

Unlimited access to free mental health care is available to Cigna Copay Plan members. You and your plan members have unlimited access to in-person or telehealth mental health appointments. Cigna Copay Plan members also have access to wellbeing tools like Ginger, LiveMD, MeruHealth, TalkSpace, and the resources listed above for high deductible members. Click on the linked text below to learn more about free mental health care for you and your plan members and instructions for accessing free care through your copay plan. You can also learn more by visiting myCigna.com.   


Everside Health, formerly known as Paladina Health

Everside Health offers primary care that is knowledgeable about mental health to employees who are Cigna members across Colorado, including in rural areas. You can find additional information about cost and an overview of available services on the Division of Human Resources website.


Talkspace offers therapy available through live text and video.

Meru Health

Help reduce stress, anxiety and depression with a 12-week digital treatment program for anxiety, depression, and burnout with daily support from a licensed therapist.

The Meru Health Program Includes:

  • Confidential access to a personal, remote licensed therapist and psychiatrist
  • Mindfulness and behavioral techniques that can be practiced anytime
  • Wearable biofeedback training to increase focus and manage stress

More details on Meru Health are available by downloading the following documents:



MDLive offers video access to psychiatric and other specialty medical services.


Omada is a personalized program designed to help you reach your health goals – whether that’s losing weight, gaining energy or improving overall health. This no cost program will provide you with special gear needed to participate – including a wireless scale synced to your account – delivered to your door, in addition to a professional health coach and an online support group.

Mental Health Support and Resources

Kaiser members can easily access mental health support by calling (for urgent mental health care), scheduling an appointment on-line (through your patient portal), or chatting (real time support for a variety of mental health concerns). Click here for more information including how to contact a provider virtually, by phone, or via chat.

Interested in immediate contact with a Kaiser mental health specialist who can get you connected with the right level of care? Click on the following link to learn more about the Kaiser real time mental health chat support service - cseap.colorado.gov/sites/cseap/files/Chat_2021_flyer.pdf

Watch these brief videos for more information about Kaiser mental health services:

  • Kaiser Mental Health & Wellness (English)
  • Kaiser Mental Health & Wellness (Spanish)
Calm and myStrength

Calm and myStrength are two emotional wellbeing apps offered to Kaiser Permanente members at no cost.  Calm is an app for meditation, mental resilience and sleep.  myStrength is a personalized program that helps you improve your awareness and change behaviors to manage depression, stress, anxiety and more.  Both Apps can be accessed free of charge when you sign up through your Kaiser Permanente plan (members must be registered on kp.org to access).

Headspace Care

The Headspace Care app, previously known as the Ginger app, offers immediate 1-on-1 support for coping with many common challenges — from stress and low mood to issues with work and relationships, and more. Headspace Care’s highly trained emotional support coaches are ready to help 24/7, and adult Kaiser Permanente members can use Headspace Care for 90 consecutive days at no cost.


ClassPass is a monthly subscription service that provides you with access to a library of 4,000+ on-demand workout classes/videos. Choose a free digital membership, or a significantly discounted complete membership with a 6 week free trial.  To enroll, go to classpass.com/corporate/Kaiser and use the special code for your discounted rate: GoKP2020.  Already a ClassPass member? Select “Update your existing account” to get your discount.


Omada is a personalized program designed to help you reach your health goals – whether that’s losing weight, gaining energy or improving overall health. This no cost program will provide you with special gear needed to participate – including a wireless scale synced to your account – delivered to your door, in addition to a professional health coach and an online support group.


COpilot is your specialized concierge team to answer questions about your Kaiser Permanente health plan, get medical advice, learn about care options, schedule primary care appointments, find doctors and locations, learn what your plan covers and more. Contact your COpilot at 1-888-413-0591 (Mon-Fri from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST).

Wellness Coaching

Kaiser Permanente wellness coaches are available by phone and provide personalized input on a variety of topics, like weight loss, physical activity, and stress. These sessions provide one-on-one support when you need it. Coaching is offered in English and Spanish, no referral is needed, and there’s no charge for Kaiser Permanente members. Contact a wellness coach at 1-866-862-4295 (Mon-Fri from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. MST).

Healthy Lifestyle Programs

Make good health a part of your daily habits with our free healthy lifestyle programs listed below. These personalized, online programs can help you create an action plan to reach your health goals. Based on your Total Health Assessment results which you can complete at kp.org/tha, you’ll find advice, encouragement, and tools that can help you make healthier lifestyle choices.

Eating healthy | Losing weight | Moving more | Sleeping better | Reducing stress | Quitting smoking

Chaplain Services & Life Enrichment

The Colorado State Patrol Chaplains' Unit is an organization of 34 volunteer professionals trained to encourage, serve and support the Colorado State Patrol by providing a resource for both sworn and civilian personnel and their families. They serve 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, as requested by the Colorado State Patrol.

The Life Enrichment/Family Services Unit (LEFS) was formed in 2005 for the express purpose of addressing the issues that law enforcement officers and their families face.

Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation

The Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation provides support and resources to members of the Colorado State Patrol and their families in times of crisis and hardship.  The Foundation was founded in 1980 and the organization supports the families of our fallen officers, offers college scholarships to living CSP members and their families, provides defensive driving classes to the motoring public, and works to further support the mission and efforts of the Colorado State Patrol.

Department of Corrections Employee Support Program (ESP)

Trained staff are available in several DOC facilities to provide support to DOC employees. Please send an email to DOC_wellness@state.co.us, or call the DOC Wellness line at 719-269-4696 if you need assistance. A member of the wellness team will be in touch in response to your request. 

The Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) offers supportive services to its fire professionals and associated team members. For more information, visit https://dfpc.colorado.gov/peersupport. State fire professionals may also qualify for assistance with out-of-pocket behavioral health expenses and other screening or preventative out-of-pocket expenses. For more information, visit the Colorado Firefighter Trust

CU Employee Benefits and Resources

The CU Health Plan offers wellness programs to address sleep, nutrition, fitness, pregnancy, mental and more for eligible employees. For additional information regarding mental health support, visit CU Employee Services.

CU Anschutz Faculty and Staff Benefits and Resources

Available to faculty and staff employed at CU Anschutz, the CU Anschutz Faculty and Staff Mental Health Clinic improves access to mental health care by providing a convenient entry point of care.

CU Boulder Faculty and Staff Assistance Program

The Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) is dedicated to serving the emotional and psychological needs of the campus community. All FSAP staff are trained as generalist counselors and are equipped to deal with a wide range of personal and work related issues. You must be a CU Boulder employee to use FSAP services, and services are free to all CU Boulder faculty and staff members.

CSU Employee Assistance Program

All CSU Employees have access to free counseling and a variety of other services through the CSU Employee Assistance Program.

Fort Lewis College Employee Assistance Program and Other Benefits

Fort Lewis College employees have access to free counseling and other wellbeing benefits through Profile EAP. To make an appointment call 970-764-3760 or visit the Profile EAP website (Company Code: FLC). Employees will have to present college IDs or a pay stub to verify employment and eligibility for the benefit.

MSU Denver Faculty and Staff Consultation and Referral

MSU Denver faculty and staff are offered a one-session consultation/referral through the MSU Denver Counseling Center.

Meru Health for Higher Education

Meru Health is available through several Institution of Higher Education health plans. Check with your health plan regarding your coverage. For more details about Meru Health, a 12 week CBT-based biofeedback program for depression, stress, anxiety, and burnout, download the following information - https://cseap.colorado.gov/sites/cseap/files/CHIEBA%20-%20Extended%20Flyer.pdf

Identity Theft Victim Step-By-Step Guide

The Colorado Attorney General's Office has a step-by-step guide for what to do if you become a victim of identity theft.

Identity Theft, Fraud and Cyber Crimes Victim Support

If you have been a victim of Identity Theft or Fraud, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is available to help. For immediate assistance, call our Victim Advocates. 

CBI 24 Hour Identity Theft &, Fraud Hotline: 1-855-443-3489 (toll free)

Victim Assistance Program (English and Spanish): 303-239-4242

Email: CBI.StopIDTheft@state.co.us

Website: www.cbivictimsupport.com

Report Fraud or ID Theft here

Emergency Rental and Mortgage Assistance

The Colorado Legislature and Governor Polis have passed Senate Bill 20B-002 authorizing an additional $54 million in housing assistance for people economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Legal, Financial and Grief Resources

Employees have automatic, no cost lifestyle benefits through Securian, the life insurance policy holder for the State.  Call 1-877-849-6034 or visit LifeBenefits.com/Lfg to learn more about legal, financial, and grief services.

Employees can call to speak with a financial counselor for one complimentary 45-minute consultation per issue, per year.  As part of any consultation, the financial counselor can also recommend additional resources.

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For more information about Securian lifestyle benefits, watch the brief video linked below:

Denver Financial Empowerment Center

Free non-judgemental financial coaching, in English and Spanish, is available to Denver-area residents and provided by training financial coaching professionals. Call the Center at 720-944-2498 for more information and applicable residency requirements.

Financial Wellness: GreenPath Financial Wellness

GreenPath Financial Wellness is available to Credit Union of Colorado Members. Membership is available at a nominal fee and is open to state employees and community members.

Financial Wellness & Professional Development Courses

My Colorado Journey (brought to you by the State of Colorado) offers Financial Wellness and Professional Development Courses.  

Student Loan Forgiveness Resources

Visit the DPA Student Loan Forgiveness page for resources on federal loan forgiveness programs.

LegalShield: Subscription-Based Legal and Identity Theft Advice and Services

LegalShield provides legal and identity theft services for a monthly fee.

Legacy Planning Resources

Free end-of-life planning is available to all state employees through Securian (the state’s life insurance policy holder).

For more information about Securian beneficiary benefits, watch the brief video linked below:

Travel Assistance

Free travel benefits are available to all state employees through Securian (the state’s life insurance policy holder).

  • U.S./Canada: 1-855-516-5433
  • All other locations: 1-415-484-4677

For more information about Securian lifestyle benefits, watch the brief video linked below:

Employee Discounts: State of Colorado BenefitHub

Discounts are available on travel (and other) services.