Open Enrollment Period Has Begun

calperslogo.jpgThis year, the annual benefits Open Enrollment period for CSU employees is Oct. 10, through Nov. 4, 2011. Enrollment and changes become effective January 1, 2012.

During the open enrollment period, eligible employees may:

• Enroll in or change health or dental plans;

• Add or remove spouse, domestic partner or eligible dependents to health and/or dental plan;

• Elect or cancel Flexcash. If you have other non-CSU medical and/or dental coverage, you may elect the FlexCash Plan which pays you cash in lieu of CSU coverage;

• Elect participation or re-enroll in the Health Care Reimbursement Account (HCRA) or the Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (DCRA). If you are participating in 2011, and want to continue participation in 2012, you must re-enroll during open enrollment.


All Open Enrollment paperwork is due to the Payroll and Benefits Office by Friday, November 4, 2011.


For your convenience, an Open Enrollment resource page is available at the Payroll and Benefits website. Please refer to the website for details including benefit changes, premium rate changes, and enrollment forms.


This year, our campus will participate in a web-based "virtual health fair" for Open Enrollment rather than an onsite health fair. This web-based alternative gives every participant the opportunity to learn about the various health plan benefits from expert representatives of each of the CalPERS health plans and provides convenient 24/7 access from home or office.


For more information as well as links to other vendors, visit www.sonoma.edu/payroll


If you need additional assistance, contact the Payroll and Benefits Office at x4-2793.

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