Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is a designated period each year when eligible employees can enroll, change plans, or add/delete family members. Actions made during Open Enrollment are effective January 1st of the following year.

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Open Enrollment Starts September 19 and Ends October 14, 2022

The annual Open Enrollment period for health, dental, vision, FlexElect Reimbursement Accounts, legal insurance, cash options, Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), and long-term disability (LTD) starts September 19 and ends October 14, 2022.

This year, several CalPERS health plans will experience significant cost increases in the double digits , especially the PPO plans,  so it’s important to carefully review your options to determine the best insurance for you and your family. For more information visit the CalPERS website.

All Open Enrollment actions will be effective January 1, 2023.

 During Open Enrollment, you may:

  • Enroll, cancel, or change your benefit elections for health, dental, vision, COBRA, and legal insurance. You can also add or delete eligible dependents.
  • Enroll in FlexElect Reimbursement Accounts. If you have a reimbursement account and want to participate again next year, you need to re-enroll during Open Enrollment.
  • Enroll in a cash option in lieu of health and/or dental benefits, if you have other qualifying group health and/or dental coverage through another source, such as your spouse.

As an Excluded Employee, you may:

  • Enroll, cancel, or change LTD coverage.
  • If you are enrolled in basic group term life insurance, you can purchase or make changes to your supplemental life insurance and purchase supplemental life insurance for your dependents. Changes can be made at any time.

If you are currently enrolled in health, dental, vision, a cash option, group legal, LTD or supplemental life and do not wish to make changes, no action is required.

If you wish to participate in the FlexElect Reimbursement Accounts, you need to re-enroll annually during Open Enrollment.

Permanent-intermittent employees who want to continue receiving the cash option must also re-enroll annually during Open Enrollment.

For eligibility information please contact your departmental personnel office.

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Saving Plus

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Savings Plus is a voluntary retirement program that allows California State employees, including active PST employees, to supplement their retirement benefits through pre-tax and Roth (after-tax) payroll contributions. Savings Plus offers the 401(k) and 457(b) Plans. Representatives can provide information about the differences between the plans, investment options, enrolling, lump sum contributions, and ways to help achieve financial goals.

Visit our website for more information.

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