Benefits Services

The CSU offers eligible employees an exceptional array of benefits for administrators, faculty, staff, and their dependents.  Providing timely service and issue resolution for all employees and their dependents is a priority.  We know that reviewing your benefits can be an overwhelming experience.  That’s why we have provided a variety of resource information to help you understand the rules, guidelines and deadlines governing the CSU Benefits Program. 

You will find a wealth of information on this website.  Some of our links will take you to the CSU Systemwide Benefits webpage at the Chancellor’s Office for the most up-do-date program information.  Every effort has been made to provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your benefits.

If there is a discrepancy between this information and the official plan documents and contracts, the official documents will always govern.

Affordable Care Act (ACA):

ACA is a significant overhaul of the US healthcare system. The primary objective is to decrease the number of uninsured individuals and reduce overall healthcare costs. All employees have the option of buying health insuarnce through an insuarance exchange which in California is known as Covered California. Covered California is available to individuals that are not eligible or do not have access to health insurance. They have a menu of affordable health insurance options to choose from.

Looking ahead, ACA requires all individuals to have health insurance effective January 1, 2014. In addition, all health plans must comply with ACA guidelines that prohibit individuals to be denied coverage due to having a pre-existing health condition and waiting periods for insurance may not exceed 90 days. Employers will be required to offer affordable coverage to all employees working an average of 30 hours per week and implement specific IRS reporting requirements effective January 2015.