What is Open Enrollment?

Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to review and update your current benefits for the upcoming year. This year, the CSU Annual Open Enrollment period takes place September 11, 2017 - October 6, 2017.

During the open enrollment period, eligible employees have the opportunity to:

  • Enroll, change or cancel CalPERS health, dental, vision and/or Flexcash
  • Enroll/Re-enroll in Flexible Spending Accounts, Dependent Care Reimbursement (DCRA), Health Care Reimbursement (HCRA)
  • Enroll/cancel voluntary benefits plans

Learn how to make changes to your benefits!

The effective date for all changes made during the Open Enrollment period will be January 1, 2018.

What's Changing for 2018?

  1. Health plan premiums have changed. Please review the2018 Health Rate Sheet (PDF, 225KB).
  2. A new VSP Premier Plan has been added. The new plan, to which you can choose to upgrade from the VSP Basic Plan for a low monthly cost, allows higher allowances for frames and contacts every calendar year. See the VSP Vision Benefits Summary (PDF, 507KB) for more information. 
  3. All employees who are currently using the ASIFlex Benny Master Card, will be issued the new ASIFlex Visa Debit Card by January 2018.
  4. A new HMO (Western Health Advantage or WHA) will be offered in the Bay Area, Sacramento and other Northern regions.
  5. Anthem Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) for Monterey County will no longer be offered in 2018.
  6. PERS Select, PERS Choice and PERS Care PPO plans will expand the use of Ambulatory Surgery Centers. These plans also added a site of care program to guide members who need certain prescription drug infusions to lower-cost sites. Plan members will also have a new mobile app available to help them quickly identify nearby alternative providers to avoid the need to use more expensive emergency room care.