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What’s New in Benefits

Open Enrollment is Sept. 16 – Oct. 11, 2024: Changes in your life can require changes to your benefits—and better coverage options may be available for your health and wellbeing. Open Enrollment is your time to enroll or make changes to your benefits for next year. For benefit and event information, visit the Open Enrollment webpage.

Benefits Calculator improvements: This handy tool helps you make informed financial decisions about your health, dental and vision benefits by calculating premiums for different benefit plans and viewing contribution rates based on your bargaining unit. Learn about the recent Benefits Calculator upgrades to make the most of your state benefits!

Benefits-At-A-Glance Brochure

Download and print this brochure to provide to prospective and current employees.

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What We Do

The CalHR Benefits Division is responsible for the design, acquisition, and oversight of the statewide employee benefit programs. This includes dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, wellness, employee recognition, retirement, life, long-term disability and legal insurance, and other statewide benefit programs. Through effective stakeholder collaboration and partnerships, the Division ensures the state employees, retirees and their dependents have access to competitive, quality and affordable benefits. Successful delivery of these responsibilities enables the state, as an employer, to offer optimal benefits packages for recruiting and contributes to maintaining a top-performing workforce.

CalHR Mission and Vision

The California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) is responsible for all issues related to employee salaries and benefits, job classifications, civil rights, training, exams, recruitment and retention. For most employees, many of these matters are determined through the collective bargaining process managed by CalHR.

Our Vision:

To be the premier leader and trusted partner in innovative human resources management.

Our Mission: To provide exceptional human resources leadership and services with integrity, respect and accountability to state departments and all current and prospective employees.

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