New Employee Benefits Packet

Welcome to Stanislaus State! 

Regularly-benefited Employees

As a newly 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.  

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 non-CSU group coverage.) You must enroll within 60 days of hire to avoid a mandatory minimum 90 day waiting period. 

Already know which plan(s) you want? Download and complete the following:


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.

*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 group medical and/or dental coverage outside of the CSU, the FlexCash Plan pays you cash in lieu of 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 must submit a completed CSU Flexcash form and furnish proof of medical and/or dental enrollment must be submitted to Human Resources, MSR320. We MUST receive your enrollment by the 3rd of the month for your Flexcash to be effective the 1st of the next month.


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 the Human Resources Department at (209)667-3351.

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 Human Resources Department at (209)667-3351.

Other Benefits

Additional Information


If you still have questions beyond the material above, please contact the the Human Resources Department at (209)667-3351.