Colorado State University Benefits

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  • Health Insurance(20 comments)

    They offer a HDHP plan and contribute $500 annually, but availability of quality doctors with openings for new patients can vary.

  • Sick Days(14 comments)

    Personally, I could pretty much have as many sick days as I wanted unless I seriously went overboard..

  • Retirement Plan(6 comments)

    The retirement plan is basic and not very enticing as an option. Seek alternative options if possible.

Aug 31, 2020
Former Employee

The benefits are taken around town

Dec 14, 2020
Current Professor in Fort Collins, Colorado

I have worked there for many years and have gotten to like the people who are there. There is a good relationship between students and professors on average and a strong community. Everyone works hard.

Oct 29, 2020
Former Employee

They have generous sick leave and annual leave accrual, but the fund options in the 401(a) have some high expense ratios.

Oct 14, 2020
Former Employee

Health insurance plan was like having no insurance at all. So many out of pocket expenses.

Jul 19, 2020
Current Employee

Nice place to work anytime.

Mar 28, 2020
Former Research Associate in Fort Collins, Colorado

It's all pretty standard, health, dental, eyes, free legal advice hotline and some free mental health visits. They even give discounts for CSU based summer child activities. Worst part is retirement plan is through the stock market so your responsible for where your money goes.

Mar 31, 2020
Current Graduate Research Assistant in Fort Collins, Colorado

Health insurance comes without dental/eye

Mar 20, 2020
Current Postdoctoral Research Associate in Fort Collins, Colorado

Not too expensive considering most stuff is covered and they give you $500 a year for whatever you need.

Jan 29, 2020
Former Graduate Assistant in Fort Collins, Colorado

As a graduate research or teaching assistant, your health insurance is paid by the graduate school as long as your have at least a 10 hr/week assignment and are enrolled in at least 5 credits. In addition you usually receive some kind of funding to pay for classes and/or a monthly stipend.

Feb 26, 2020
Current Employee

There is none for graduate students

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Benefits Summary

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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • Health Insurance (61)
  • Dental Insurance (14)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupational Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • 401K Plan
  • Retirement Plan (58)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Work From Home
  • Fertility Assistance
  • Dependent Care
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Childcare
  • Reduced or Flexible Hours
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

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