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Employee Health: Colorado

Employee Health requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Thomas W. Carroll, Susan W. Kline and Mary L. Will, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP


  • Colorado health insurance and health benefits providers offering individual health coverage plans or a small group plans may offer incentives or rewards to persons to participate in employee wellness and prevention programs. See How to Keep Employees Healthy.
  • Colorado's lawful off-duty activities statute prohibits employers from terminating employees for engaging in lawful activities, like smoking, during nonwork hours. See Managing Substance Abuse.
  • Employers must report workplace fatalities "immediately." See Managing an At-Work Fatality.