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:

  • To find medical plans available in your area go to the CalPERS Health Plan Search by Zip Code
  • View monthly Health Plan Rates (premiums) 2020, 2021
  • Review the Health Plan Benefit Summary (copays and limits) 2020, 2021
  • Also available is a Health Plan Guide for your reference.
  • Need help choosing a medical plan? Try the CalPERS Health Plan Chooser.
  • Use Provider Phone/Website List to contact providers for more information.
  • When you have made your choice, fill out the Enrollment Worksheet (log-in with CPP credentials) and Declaration of Health Coverage (PDF).  If enrolling any dependents, you will need to provide each dependent's Social Security Number, a copy of marriage certificate if enrolling a spouse, a copy of Domestic Partnership certification if enrolling a Domestic Partner, and birth certificates for dependent children.
  • Documentation may be uploaded to PolyDocs or submitted to the Benefits Office. 

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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