As a state employee, you have access to affordable wellbeing 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.
State Agency Wellness Champions
Many State agencies have designated Wellness Champions. Your agency Wellness Champion will let you know about agency-specific wellness and wellbeing activities and programs. Look up your agency’s contact person here.
The State of Colorado offers employee discounts on health, wellness, and other services through BenefitHub.
Stay at Home Colorado Guide
Free resources and information to help with the challenges of staying at home during the pandemic. Includes resources for help with basic needs, getting involved, wellness, education, and entertainment.
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 6 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.
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. Sign up today. www.letstalkgrit.com
Free Guided Meditations for State of Colorado Employees
In collaboration with the State Employee Benefits Unit and Cigna, the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program brings you a selection of meditations to support relaxation, mindfulness, and stress reduction.
Please note that the guided meditations on the linked page are available to stream free of charge for State employees; other audio tracks, products, or subscriptions available to purchase through HealthJourneys are not included.
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.)
Cigna members can access the following resources through their plan. Check with a customer service agent regarding fees for service and copays.
Cigna Mental & Behavioral Health Care
If you are a Cigna member, refer to the following documents to learn more about your mental health benefits. Behavioral health services are highlighted for all members in the first document. If you are a high-deductible Cigna member, specific details about your Total Behavioral Health mental health and wellbeing benefits are found in the second document. Learn more about accessing Cigna no-cost counseling services by calling 1-877-231-1492.
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.
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
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).
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).
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.
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 Chaplain
The DOC Staff Chaplain is a designated support person, exclusively for DOC staff and their families. The Staff Chaplain is a confidential resource and trained to work with staff to counsel on any matter, personal or professional. The Chaplain may assist with making referrals in the community for services such as mental health, local clergy and religious affiliations and crisis intervention. The DOC Staff Chaplain can be reached via email or phone at (719) 431-0124. More information regarding the DOC Staff Chaplain can be found on DOCnet under Employee Chaplain.
Department of Corrections Employee Support Program (ESP)
Trained staff are available in several DOC facilities to provide support to DOC employees. Kevin Steenbergen is the primary contact for this program and can be reached by email or phone at (719) 431-0124.
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. Additional resources are available through the CU Anschutz Department of Psychiatry website.
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.
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
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 may have other resources to recommend.
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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).
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