New Employee Benefits Packet

Welcome to Stanislaus State!

Regularly-benefited Employees

As a new benefits-eligible employee, there is a wealth of information available to you. This digital benefits packet provides all of the basic information you will need to select benefits and begin your enrollment. You must enroll within 60 days of hire to avoid a mandatory minimum 90 day waiting period. If you already know which plan(s) you would like, download and fill out the:


Affordable Care Act (ACA) Employees

If your offer letter includes a note about ACA healthcare eligibility, you are only able to enroll in medical (health) benefits at this time. (You may enroll in FlexCash instead of medical with proof of outside group coverage.) You must enroll within 60 days of hire to avoid a mandatory minimum 90 day waiting period. If you would like to accept the benefits, please fill out the following forms:

Your benefits begin the first of the month following your date of hire, as long as the Benefits Unit of the Human Resources Office receives your enrollment documents by the end of the month that you are hired.  Note for Faculty:  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. 

To enroll, complete the Employee Benefits Enrollment/Change Worksheet and submit enrollment documents to the Benefits Unit of Human Resources, MSR320.

Benefits Grid (PDF) featuring general information across all units is available.

For more specific details, please take a moment to review the documents below. They may help you figure out which benefits are available to you and how they apply, based on your bargaining unit:

Additional information may be found at CSYou or on the Stanislaus State Human Resources Benefits website.


This section lists available health plans, their costs, and other information relating to health care coverage. To enroll, you must complete the Enrollment Worksheet and Declaration of Health Coverage documents and submit to the Benefits Unit of Human Resources located in MSR320. 


Stanislaus State offers two dental plans: Delta Dental PPO and Delta Care USA HMO. There is no associated employee-paid monthly premium cost for these services. When reviewing the CSU Dental Program Overview, be sure to check which plan applies to your specific bargaining unit. If you don't know your bargaining unit, you may contact the Human Resources at (209) 667-3351.


Stanislaus State offers the Vision Services Plan (VSP). Enrollment is automatic for eligible employees and there is no associated employee-paid monthly premium.


If you have outside group medical coverage, you may opt into the FlexCash program. This plan offers cash ($128 for medical, $12 for dental*) on a monthly basis in lieu of taking the CSU coverage. To be eligible, you must provide acceptable documentation** of your outside coverage and sign up within the first 60 days of hire. If you miss the 60-day window, you will be unable to enroll until the next open enrollment period.

*Dental FlexCash applies to employees who could enroll in dental coverage. If you are ACA eligible only, you may only elect the medical FlexCash.
**If your outside coverage is through a registered domestic partner, you are not required to submit proof.


CalPERS | (888)-225-7377

Eligible Stanislaus State employees participate in CalPERS retirement, a 457(b) defined benefit program. More information can be found at the CalPERS website.

The University also provides information about voluntary retirement plans in the form of 403(b), 457(b), and 401(k) accounts through Fidelity Investments and Savings Plus programs:

Savings Plus 457(b) and 401(k) Plans | (855)-616-4776

Fidelity 403(b) Plan | (800) 343-3548

If you have specific questions related to retirement, please contact Meshell Alcantar at or (209) 667-3747.

Health Care Reimbursement Account/Flex Debit Card

The Health Care Reimbursement and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts allow you to deduct money from your paycheck each month, to help pay for medical expenses later. This money is deducted on a pre-tax basis. You may also deduct funds to help pay for dependent care costs. Additionally, you can elect to have this money added to a debit card (managed by ASI Flex), to quickly and easily pay for healthcare purchases. For full details, contact the Benefits Unit of the Human Resources Office (209) 664-6730.

Other Benefits

Additional Information


If you still have questions beyond the material above, please contact the Benefits team:

  • Employee Benefits
  • Staff/Faculty Retirement
  • Voluntary Benefits (Life Insurance, Legal Plan, etc.)

Richard Francis

Benefits Specialist 
(209) 664-6730


Krista Vasquez

Krista Vasquez

Classification, Compensation & Leaves Specialist 
(209) 664-6921

  • Leaves/Disability/Maternity
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Employee Benefits (backup)

Meshell Alcantar

Meshell Alcantar

Classification, Compensation, Leaves & Benefits Manager
(209) 667-3747