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.
Your benefits begin the first of the month following your date of hire, as long as the Benefits Office receives your enrollment documents by the end of the month that you are hired.
*Faculty starting in the Fall are eligible for benefit coverage effective October 1. Faculty starting in the Spring are eligible for benefit coverage effective March 1.
Please complete your enrollment documents within 60 days of your hire date in order to avoid a mandatory 90 day waiting period. To enroll, complete the Benefits Enrollment/Change Worksheet and submit to the Benefits Department/HR, MSR320.
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.
Current Plan offerings and their vendor direct web site links:
|PPO Plans||HMO Plans|
|PERS Care||Anthem Select/Blue Cross|
|PERS Choice||Anthem Traditional/Blue Cross|
|PERS Select||Blue Shield Access +|
|United Healthcare Alliance|
CSU offers two dental plans administered by Delta Dental. Monthly dental premiums are 100% paid by the CSU. If you choose a Delta Dental PPO dentist, you will receive additional savings and pay less out-of-pocket for certain services. DeltaDental Website
- Delta Dental PPO – Enhanced II DeltaCare USA – (HMO)
*For a side by side comparison of these two plans please review this detailed comparison sheet Delta PPO vs DeltaCare USA (PDF)*
DeltaCare USA is the HMO option:when you enroll in a DeltaCare USA plan, you’ll be required to choose a primary care dentist from their network that is accepting new patients and takes the Delta Dental HMO/DeltaCare USA plan. You must visit your primary care dentist to receive benefits.
Delta Dental Enhanced PPO and BASIC are now offering additional "SmileWay" services! For detailed information, please see this brochure DeltaDental Enhanced PPO SmileWay Brochure (PDF) Delta Dental BASIC SmileWay Brochure (PDF)
Basic vison is at zero cost to the employee and their covered dependents. VSP now offers an upgraded coverage level called “Premier”. To enroll in the Premier VSP plan the employee must complete a separate VSP enrollment form and return to Human Resources. Please note if you wish to cancel your current plan enrollment in the Premier coverage the employee will be required to contact VSP directly. (800) 877-7195 Vision Service Plan (VSP Website)
Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (DCRA) – ASI Flex
The CSU Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (DCRA), a voluntary benefit for eligible employees, offers you the ability to pay for eligible out-of-pocket dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. If you enroll in the plan, the contributions you make to your account are deducted from your paycheck before federal, state and FICA taxes are calculated. Your taxable income is reduced, and consequently, your taxable income reflected on your annual W-2 statement is reduced. This plan is used to reimburse eligible dependent daycare related expenses on a monthly basis. To participate in this plan the minimum monthly contribution is $20 and the maximum monthly contribution is $416.66 ($5,000 annual maximum). DCRA plan enrollment is based on calendar year from January 1–December 31. ASI Flex
Health Care Reimbursement Account (HCRA) – ASI Flex
The CSU Health Care Reimbursement Account, a voluntary benefit for eligible employees, offers you the ability to pay for eligible out-of-pocket health care expenses with pre-tax dollars. If you enroll in the plan, the contributions you make to your account are deducted from your paycheck before federal, state and FICA taxes are calculated. Your taxable income is reduced, and consequently, your taxable income reflected on your annual W-2 statement is reduced for expenses eligible to be reimbursed from the Health Care Reimbursement plan. To participate in this plan the minimum monthly contribution is $20 with the maximum monthly contribution $220.83 ($2,650 annual maximum). HCRA plan enrollment is based on calendar year from January 1–December 31. ASI Flex
If you currently have non-CSU group medical and/or dental coverage you may elect to enroll in the FlexCash benefit, which pays you cash in lieu of electing CSU coverage. Under this plan the Flexcash medical benefit is $128 per month and dental benefit is $12 per month. To enroll in this benefit you will need to complete the bottom portion of the Health Benefit Enrollment/Change Form and submit with proof of current coverage. We MUST receive your enrollment by the 3rd of the month for your Flexcash to be effective the 1st of the next month.
Fidelity- Supplemental Retirement Plan (SRP)
The CSU 403(b) Supplemental Retirement Plan (SRP), formerly referred to as the Tax Shelter Annuity Program (TSA), is a voluntary program that allows eligible CSU employees to save toward retirement under Internal Revenue Code [IRC Section 403(b)].
More information regarding the CSU Supplemental Retirement Program Plan visit CSYou.
Savingsplus is a voluntary retirement program that allows you to supplement your retirement benefits through tax-deferred and Roth after-tax payroll contributions. Savingsplus offers a 401(k) Plan and a 457(b) Plan. This plan has a monthly administrative fee. Savingsplus
The Standard offers Life Insurance and Accident Death and Dismemberment. Basic employee coverage for life Insurance and Accident Death and Dismemberment is paid for by the university, however you have the option to increase the amounts for yourself and enroll eligible dependents. The Standard
Group Critical Illness Plan
California State University offers group coverage for cancer/critical illness through Aflac. Aflac provides a lump-sum payment to cover out-of pocket medical expenses and cost associated with life-chnages following the diagnosis of a covered critical illness.
California Casualty offers auto and Home insurance for California State University Stanislaus employees. Some perks include, waived deductibles, summer or holiday skip payment options, $500 for personal property coverage and many more. Call for a quick coverage comparison (877) 877-7840. California Casualty
Hyatt Legal Plans, a MetLife company, is the country’s largest provider of legal voluntary benefits, serving three million people at more than 2,300 organizations, including over 200 Fortune 500® companies. Examples of Legal Matters coverage, family personal, money matters, vehicle and driving, home and real estate matters, civil lawsuits, wills, estate, future finance planning, elder-care and many more. MetLaw Legal Plan (MetLife) / Hyatt Legal Plan
When you or your family need helpful guidance, counseling, local resources or reliable professional care your LifeMatters program is just a phone call away; available 24/7. When you call, a professional LifeMatters counselor will speak with you confidentially and they and offer a variety of services, some include, counseling, work/life resources, financial consultations, legal consulting. All services are rendered are completely confidential and this is a FREE program for all employees and their household members. My Life Matters
Tickets at Work
Tickets at Work provides exclusive discounts, special offers and access to preferred seating and tickets to top attractions, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets, hotels and much more. (To enroll and review discounts offered to our employees visit, Tickets at Work company code is: csustan)
Many parents and families today worry their child or grandchild will begin their adult lives burdened with crippling school loan debt. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Whether your son or daughter is getting ready for pre-school or high school, the time to figure out your options and make a plan is now. Find out how the ScholarShare College Savings Plan can be a part of your college savings strategy. *Minimum contribution for this plan is $25 per month*
Stanislaus State employees may qualify to receive savings up to 17% off of qualifying AT&T wireless services. In addition, you are also eligible for waived activation and upgrade fees and up to $75 in bill credits on qualifying new lines of service through. New and existing AT&T customers can visit AT&T to sign up or see additional details. Please email or call Pawan Dhillon at firstname.lastname@example.org (209) 202-0629 for more details. AT&T
Stanislaus State employees may qualify to receive savings up to the 15% employee discount on voice plans of $34.99 and above and 20% discount on select data plans. New customers, please visit any Verizon Wireless retail location to activate new service with Verizon Wireless under our government employee program WEMCA profile 559201. You can contact Verizon at (800) 922-0204 for more details.Verizon wireless
Stanislaus State employees may qualify to receive savings up to $5 per month off per account on Unlimited everything plans, $30 waived activation fees on new lines of service, 25% off of most accessories and they offer a switching incentive such as the current one of up to $200 when you switch 2 lines. Please email or call Sprint Jodi Brooke at email@example.com (925) 352-3727 for more details. Sprint
T-Mobile Amplified is an exclusive discounted rate plan available to all CSU Stanislaus employees. With T-Mobile Amplified employees and their families can benefit from T-Mobile’s most premium plans with huge savings. Not available in retail stores.
- For new activations or to switch your existing plan to Amplified, call Business Direct at 1-888-256-5541 and reference promo code 29123TMOFAV.
- For more information on Amplified pricing, FAQs, and to place your order online visit www.t-mobile.com/amplified. Be sure to include promo code 29123TMOFAV during your online order entry.
- Free Netflix service (Available for 2+ Voice lines)
- Unlimited Talk, text, and data (unlimited HD streaming)
- Free Mobile Hotspot data (first 20GB at 4G LTE speeds)
- International coverage in 210+ countries
- Voicemail to text
- Taxes and fees included
- A DIGITS secondary number for each device.
For questions on employee offers and discounts contact Mike Reis (Michael.Reis@t-mobile.com)
The CSU offers a wide range of benefits to eligible employees. Much of the information is available online.
Stanislaus State University
Human Resources Office
Telephone: (209) 667-3351