Review the Voluntary Benefits

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 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. For more information visit the My Life Matters page.

Nationwide is offering two benefit options for your pets. This insurance can cover your pet’s accidents, illness and even preventive care and wellness services. Plans are available for dogs, cats, birds, small mammals and exotics (such as reptiles). To learn more about this plan and/or to enroll, visit Pet Insurance - CalState​, or call (877) 738-7874.

The Premier Vision Plan enables you to get a higher allowance for frames and contacts, fully covered standard progressive lenses, and more discounts. Eligible employees must enroll through VSP directly by calling (800) 400-4569. The additional cost will be deducted directly from their pay warrant. To enroll please visit the enrollment page and submit your health benefits enrollment form or submit to VSP directly. 

The CSU Health/Dependent 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 enroll please visit the enrollment page.

Critical Illness Insurance helps employees manage expenses during a serious illness such as heart attack, severe stroke, or invasive cancer. Participants can use the benefit, which is paid to them in a lump sum, for deductibles, copayments, rent or groceries as the employee or a family member recovers. For more information or to enroll please visit the Standard website. 

CSU employees, get the financial coverage you need. Learn more about your benefit options so you can feel confident in your benefits decisions for you and your family.

MetLife covers representation for many personal legal services for employees and their eligible dependents.

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Enter California State University in the "Employer or Association" box to navigate to the Group Benefits.

Customer Service number: 1-800-438-6388

Employees may purchase protection for themselves and eligible family members including spouse/domestic partner and dependent children. To apply, make changes, or review benefits log in at The Standard website.

Offered by The Standard, pays a benefit to the employee or his/her selected beneficiary in the event of death due to an accident or dismemberment at a benefit level selected by the employee. For more information go to the Standard website or contact The Standard customer service at 1-800-378-5745. To apply, make changes, or review benefits log in at the Standard website. 

The Accident insurance pays a lump sum directly to you so you can help cover out-of-pocket expenses as you or a family member recuperates after an accident. Enrolling in coverage now is a small thing you can do to help make sure you and your loved ones keep moving forward after an accident happens. For more information or to enroll visit the Standard website.

Voluntary Long-Term Disability plan, offered by The Standard, provides loss of income protection (up to 60%) due to a qualified disability. For more information go to the Standard website or contact The Standard customer service at 1-800-378-5745.

Long-term care plans cover certain services provided in a setting other than an acute care unit of a hospital, such as a nursing home, residential care facility, adult day care center or in the home, according to the plan selected. Contact the CalPERS Long-Term Care Program at 1-800-908-9119.

A Smarter Way to Save for College. ScholarShare is a state-sponsored, tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan that's helping families and individuals plan for the cost of higher education. It's available to any citizen or tax payer. And just about anyone can help contribute including Grandparents, other family members, and friends. To enroll please visit the enrollment page.

Updated: January 09, 2024