Benefit eligibility and the type of benefit programs you receive are based on the type of hire appointment and position. Your initial hire letter will advise you on the type of benefits you are eligible to receive. You should also receive a benefit packet with your appointment letter. To enroll, complete the Benefits Information Worksheet and submit to the Benefits office, MSR340.
For specific benefit programs, please refer to the HR website and click on Employee Benefits. For example, if you are an Administrative Support Assistant I, your position is covered by Unit 7, Clerical/Admin Support; refer to your appointment letter. See Benefit and Leave Summary .
Much of the information is available online. If you still have questions, contact the Benefits office MSR340, x3392.
- Life and Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Investment Plans (TSA 403(b), 401(k), 457)
- Faculty Retirement/FERP
- Fee Waiver
- MPP/Staff Retirements
- Disability Leave
- Family Medical Leave
- Maternity/Paternity Leave
- Worker's Compensation
- ADA Accommodation - Return to Work
The open enrollment period for CalPERS health, CSU dental, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (DCRA), Health Care Reimbursement Account (HCRA), FlexCash, and Tax Advantage Premium (TAPP) plans is usually between September 15 and October 10 each year. The effective date for all changes made during open enrollment will be January 1 of the following year. To assist employees with open enrollment choices, CalPERS mails a health plan enrollment statement to each member enrolled in a CalPERS health plan. In accordance with the health plan statement, CalPERS also has implemented a Web-based (Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH)) "Health Plan Chooser" tool. This tool allows members to view health plans in side-by-side comparisons, and rank them based on personal references. This tool can be accessed at the following URL:http://calpers.chooser.pbgh.org/wizard.asp More information is available on the Employee Benefits | Health Care | Medical page.
Change Benefit Plans
Employees who wish to change their benefit elections during open enrollment should complete a Benefits Information Worksheet and submit it to the Benefits office, MSR340. Once the worksheet has been processed, we will send an email and also interoffice mail the confirmation statement showing the new benefits.