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Open Enrollment Period

Open Enrollment period ended October 9, 2015. Benefits Services will not accept any late forms, no exceptions.

Plan changes and costs for 2016

All changes during open enrollment will be effective January 1, 2016. Employees who made changes to health should receive the new medical cards by the end of 2015.

Any changes requested will reflect on the January 1, 2016. If no changes were requested, the new health rates will automatically change on the January 1, 2016 paycheck.

2016 CalPERS Health Premium Rates

Overview of Available Benefits


Health Plans/Changes for 2016

Go to the CalPERS Open Enrollment website for more information on the CalPERS Health Plans changes for 2016.

Starting January 1, 2016, all PPO health plans will have acupuncture and chiropractic care for $15 per visit for 20 combined visits for the year.

To view a side by side comparison of all the health plans, please go to the 2016 Health Benefits Summary.

CSU Contribution Amounts for 2016

  • Employee only $705.00
  • Employee + 1 $1,343.00
  • Employee + 2 or more $1,727.00
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Health Plan Chooser

Use the Health Plan Chooser at CalPERS On-Line to help you select or change your health plan.

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Vision Changes for 2016

Starting January 1, 2016, VSP provider network will change from VSP Select to VSP Advantage. The Advantage network provides enrolled employees more coverage and options.

VSP network doctor list includes highly skilled and professionally certified optometrists and ophthalmologists. Whether your VSP doctor is an optometrist or ophthalmologist, you'll receive a comprehensive vision exam and you can purchase glasses and contacts in their office.

For more information on changes to VSP in 2016, please visit VSP Vision Benefits Summary.

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HCRA Flexible Spending Plan ASI Flex Visa Card

The optional “ASI Flex Card” issued by ASI Flex, allows HCRA enrollees to pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses (i.e., health, dental, vision, etc.) when issued as payment at Health Care Providers and at certain retail locations that have implemented an Inventory Control System, per IRS regulations. There is a $1 monthly administrative fee applicable to enrollees that choose the FSA debit card. Use of the debit card would eliminate the following:

  1. The requirement for HCRA participants to pay for these eligible expenses out of pocket
  2. The waiting period for HCRA claims to be processed and reimbursed by ASI Flex
  3. The requirement to submit paper claims and documentation of certain transactions

ASI will be eliminating the "Benny Card" in 2016. ASI will mail the new visa cards to current Benny Card holders by early 2016.

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Dependent Social Security Numbers

We are required to collect the Social Security Number (SSN) of any individual(s) enrolled in a CalPERS health plan(s), CSU dental and/or vision plan as the dependent of a benefits eligible employee.

This policy is applicable to new hires and existing employees. If an employee elects coverage for his/her dependent(s) during open enrollment and does not provide valid Social Security Number(s) for the dependent(s), the campus should not process the open enrollment request until proper documentation is provided. If the dependent is deemed ineligible to qualify for a Social Security Number, we must document this information and contact CalPERS for the individual to be manually enrolled in health benefits.

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Voluntary Benefit Plans Offering Enrollment during Annual Open Enrollment Period

Voluntary Benefit Plans will be at our annual benefits fair. Some of the vendors will allow enrollment into their plans during this open enrollment period. The vendors and plans that will be available are as follows:

MetLaw Legal Plan - offered by Hyatt Legal Plan, Inc.
For a low monthly premium of $21.70, they provide representation for many personal legal services for employees and their eligible dependents. Services for covered legal matters performed by a Network attorney are fully paid for by the plan. In addition to unlimited advice and consultation, the plan also has an Identity Theft component. You can only enroll in this plan during open enrollment or within sixty days of employment.
Critical Illness Plan - offered by Aflac
Provides a lump-sum benefit payment to cover out of pocket medical expenses and the costs associated with life-changes following the diagnosis of a covered critical illness. During our open enrollment period all CSU eligible employees will be provided a FINAL opportunity to enroll in the Aflac Critical Illness Plan with Guaranteed Issue-no health questions asked.
Voluntary Life Insurance - offered by The Standard
Offers the opportunity to purchase Voluntary Life Insurance at a competitive group rate. This plan does not have a formal open enrollment period. Eligible employees can enroll in the benefit at any time. If an employee chooses to enroll after the first sixty days of hire the employee is subject to Evidence of Insurability requirements.
Voluntary Long Term Disability Insurance - offered by The Standard
Provides loss of income protection (up to 60%) due to a qualified disability. The vendor offers two (2) different plan options which include a 30 or 90 day waiting period. Eligible employees can enroll in the benefit at any time during employment. If an employee chooses to enroll after the first sixty days of hire or eligibility, the employee will be subject to Evidence of Insurability (EOI) requirements.
Auto & Home Insurance - offered by California Casualty
Allows CSU eligible employees to obtain auto and home insurance policies at a discounted rate. The plan also has an identity theft component known as ID Defense. All policies are written for a 12-month period. Eligible employees can enroll in this benefit at any time during employment.

Vendors are responsible for processing the enrollments and forwarding them to the State Controller’s Office (SCO) for payroll deduction processing (if applicable). If an employee has a question about his/her benefits, coverage level, or an issue with his/her monthly payroll deduction, he/she should contact the vendor directly for assistance.

Office Information

Benefits Services
Brotman Hall 358
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840 USA
Mail Stop: 0124
Phone:Work (562) 985-2381
Fax: Fax(562) 985-1821

Customer Service Representatives

Assisting Employees with Last Names A-L

Chris Muller
Benefits Specialist
Payroll Services
Phone: (562) 985-7141

Assisting Employees with Last Names M-Z

Beth Anderson
Phone: (562) 985-2473

Do You Know Who Your Beneficiary Designee Is?

It is important to designate beneficiaries for your

  • CalPERS Retirement
  • Life Insurance policies
  • Pay Warrant

Beneficiaries may be changed at any time and we recommend that you review them periodically. Forms are available in Brotman Hall 353.

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