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Medical insurance coverage for benefits eligible CSU employees is administered by the California Public Employee's Retirement System (CalPERS). CalPERS offers a choice between several different insurance plans, including HMO and PPO plan options.  Coverage is available to active employees and their eligible dependents, with the majority of the premiums paid by the CSU.

Following are some resources and information to assist you in choosing and enrolling in a medical plan:

Effective Date of Coverage – If you enroll on or before the last day of the pay period in which you are appointed, the effective date of medical coverage will be the first day of the following month.   

Enrollment Period – You have 60 calendar days from your appointment date to enroll in benefits.


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Employees select a primary care physician who coordinates all care including referral to specialists.

  • Dedicated to delivering quality care and great value
  • Both plans offer 360° Health, a program that helps members become involved in their health and wellness
  • For more information, call (855) 839-4524 or visit their website at https://www13.anthem.com/cp/web/calpers.
  • Individual practice plan where the employee must use contracted doctors/hospitals designated on plan lists for all services. To find a doctor, go to Blue Shield CA. Click on “Find a provider,” then click on “Select your plan.” Select "CalPERS" from the drop down menu. Under "Select a sub plan" select "CalPERS Access+ HMO." Here you can find a doctor by specialty, name or location.
  • Local HMO plan serving residents of San Diego
  • Commitment to healthcare delivered in a convenient and cost-effective manner
  • For more information, call (855) 995-5004 or visit the website at https://calpers.sharphealthplan.com/.
  • Quality patient-centered healthcare at lower costs
  • Distinct network of providers offers collaborative care and health management
  • For more information, call (877) 359-3714 or visit the website at http://calpers.welcometouhc.com/.

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  • Search for a doctor by going to http://www.anthem.com/ca/calpers. Select "Find a Doctor" and select your plan. In the "Select a Provider Type" drop down menu choose the provider type you are looking for. Now you can choose a specialty or indicate “No Preference” and “Next.” In the last section you can type in your address and/or zip code and search for providers.
  • Same level of benefits as PERS Choice at a lower monthly premium cost.
  • Available in 54 of the 58 California counties (not available in Alameda, Marin, Placer, or Solano counties, or out-of-state).
  • List of providers is 50 percent of the PERS Choice physician network. Search for a doctor by going to http://www.anthem.com/ca/calpers/.  Select "Find a Doctor" and select your plan.  In the "Select a Provider Type" drop down menu choose the provider type you are looking for. Now you can choose a specialty or indicate "No Preference" and "Next." In the last section you can type in your address and/or zip code and search for providers.

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