Open Enrollment begins September 21st and ends October 16th, 2020
Open Enrollment has ended and we'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone
who attended and visited this years Virtual Benefits Fair.
Congratulations to the following employees who won Raffle Prizes:
As a reminder benefit changes take effect 1/1/2021. Health Plan Carriers will issue
new cards at the beginning of the plan year. If you're changed health plan carriers,
please do not continue with your previous carrier, after December 31, 2020.
Lastly, please be sure to review your December and January Pay Warrants to ensure
your benefit deductions are reflecting correctly.
Please review the 2021 Open Enrollment Benefits Guide Booklet, the information below, as well as the links of information and forms located on
the right side bar.
There is nothing required to do, if you do not wish to make any changes to your current
medical benefits. Your current elections for these plans will automatically continue
for the 2021 Plan Year. However, you must re-enroll every year in a Health Care and /or Dependent Care Reimbursement
Account (HCRA and/or DCRA).
You are able to enroll, change or cancel the benefit plans listed below:
- CalPERS Health
- Delta Dental
- Vision Service Plan (VSP) Premier Vision Plan
(enrollment & cancellation for the Premier Plan may only be done during Open Enrollment
and after the completion of 12 continuous months of enrollment)
- CSU FlexCash (in lieu of health and/or dental)
- MetLaw Legal Plan
- The Standard Insurance
You must re-enroll each year in the DCRA or HCRA plans:
- Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (DCRA)
- Health Care Reimbursement Account (HCRA)
Note: Enrollment in any of the above benefit plans are restricted to Open Enrollment only, unless, a qualified event mid-year has occurred.
Keep in mind, there are also a number of voluntary plans that you may enroll in,
change, or cancel that are not limited to Open Enrollment:
CSU Sponsored Benefits-
Non-CSU Sponsored Plans -
Your health plan benefits are provided in partnership with the California Public Employees'
Retirement System (CalPERS).
Full details on health plans and changes are available at calpers.ca.gov. For CalPERS Health Plan Statements and direct access to all CalPERS Open Enrollment
information as well as changes that are pertinent to you, visit my.calpers.ca.gov. CalPERS members may also access Open Enrollment information on their new mobile
devices application at mobile.my.calpers.ca.gov.
2021 Health Plan Change Highlights
Health Plan Rate Changes
Effective January 1, 2021 rates for most health plans will change. Refer to the 2021 Health Premium Rate Sheet.
Health Plan Expansion
Blue Shield Trio is expanding its service area to include Santa Barbara, San Luis
Obispo and Ventura Counties
Health Plan Reminders
- You will receive new health plan ID cards if you change your health plan or enroll
for the first time.
- If you change plans during Open Enrollment and you do not see the correct deduction
applied by your February pay warrant, contact the HR Benefits Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you change health plans, do not continue to use your previous health plan after
December 31, 2020.
The CSU pays 100% of the monthly premium cost for dental coverage for you and your
When it comes to choosing a dental plan, you want benefits to fit the needs of you
and your family. Delta Dental PPO and DeltaCare USA both offer comprehensive dental
coverage, quality care and excellent customer service. For information on the offered
plans, please go to deltadentalins.com/csu.
Delta Dental PPO Plan Enhancement Reminders
- Diagnostic and Preventative services (ie. cleanings and exams) will not count against
your annual maximum. This benefit does not apply if you visit a Delta Dental Premier
or non-Delta Dental dentist.
- SmileWay Wellness Benefit is an enhanced coverage for higher risk employees. Employees
with certain qualifying diagnosed medical conditions (diabetes, heart disease, HIV/AIDS,
rheumatoid arthritis or stroke) are offered expanded coverage. In order to use this
great enhancement, you will need to "Opt In" to the SmileWay program. Information
on how to "Opt In" can be found on the flyer's below:
Value-Added Features from Delta Dental
- Hearing Aid Discounts - Amplifon Hearing Health Care offers discounts on top hearing
aid brands offering a 62% average savings off retail hearing aid pricing with a choice
of leading hearing aid brands and thousands of hearing care providers. To enroll
visit amplifonusa.com/deltadentalins or by calling (888) 779-1429.
- LASIK Services - QualSight offers LASIK services that has preferred pricing on LASIK
eye surgery with a 40-50% discount off the national average price of Traditional LASIK
at over 1000 LASIK locations with credentialed surgeons that have collectively performed
6.5 million procedures. To enroll visit qualsight.com/-delta-dental or call (855) 248-2020.
Vision plans are offered through Vision Service Plan (VSP). The CSU provides Basic
vision insurance automatically for eligible employees and their families at no cost
to the employee. During Open Enrollment, employees have the option to upgrade to
an enhanced plan (VSP Premier Plan) for a small monthly cost.
For more information and how to enroll in the Premier Plan, review the VSP Benefits Summary and go to csuactives.vspforme.com/ (Please note: if you upgrade to the Premier Plan, you must also enroll any dependents you wish
to have vision coverage, otherwise they will lose their coverage.)
Flexible Spending Account Reminder
All Employees must complete the 2021 Dependent Care/Health Care Reimbursement Account
Plans Enrollment Authorization form to enroll in either program for 2021 regardless
of participation in 2020. The maximum annual contributions for HCRA will increase
to $2,750. DCRA remains the same at $5,000.
As well, over-the-counter medications will no longer need a prescription, per the
CARES Act with a retroactive date of January 1, 2020.
New to the HCRA plan, all first time HCRA participants will be issued 2 ASIFlex Visa
Debit Cards, which can be used to pay for qualifying expenses. There is no cost for
the cards and applications are no longer required.
Employees who currently have a valid ASIFlex Card may continue to use their current
card until it expires.