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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment takes place each fall. The 2024 Open Enrollment period will take place September 16 to October 11, 2024. Changes made during Open Enrollment will take effect January 1, 2025.

Open Enrollment is a set time of the year when eligible state employees can enroll, disenroll or make changes to their health, dental, vision, COBRA, and legal insurance benefit plans. Employees can also add or delete eligible dependents.

For successful delivery of these efforts, the Benefits Division established an Annual Open Enrollment Project, with the goal to provide state departments with necessary benefit programs and plan information to share with their employees.

For Open Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions, click here.


2024 Open Enrollment Events

Virtual Benefits Fair

The CalHR Benefits Team will host a Virtual Benefits Fair for the 2024 OE season.

During the Virtual Benefits Fair, employees will have the opportunity to view on-demand webinars and join live Q&A sessions hosted by CalHR Benefit Program Vendors and CalPERS Health Plan Carriers.

More information and dates to come.

Open Enrollment In-Person Benefits Fair

The CalHR Benefits Team is working on establishing Open Enrollment In-Person Benefits Fairs for the 2024 OE season.

During these fairs, state employees will have the opportunity to meet with benefit program vendors and CalPERS health plan carriers to gather information and ask questions.

More information and dates to come.

If you are a state department representative and interested in partnering with CalHR to host an in-person Open Enrollment Benefits Fair, send our team an email at

Benefits Calculator

The Benefits Calculator is a handy tool that 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 or read the user guide to walk through the new features.

To make the most of your state benefits, use the Benefits Calculator today! New rates for 2025 will be added prior to Open Enrollment.

For information regarding CalPERS health plans and eligibility, please visit CalPERS.

Open Enrollment Resources

For Open Enrollment benefit material including flyers and handbooks, please view the Virtual Bookshelf by clicking the bookshelf image below.

Bookshelf with books

Click on the boxes below to access more information about the plans, coverage, and benefit highlights

Vision Benefits

Voluntary Benefits

CalHR Benefits Calculator

Health Benefits

Work & Engagement Benefits

State HR Professionals

Dental Benefits

State Retiree Open Enrollment Resources

Open Enrollment FAQs