CSUN offers you and your family a comprehensive benefits package including health plans, retirement plans, tuition reduction, and other employee programs. This website is intended to assist you with finding information and resources as you need it. We realize that making benefit choices and navigating the details of benefit coverage can be challenging. In these pages, we have attempted to provide you with the information you need to make the best coverage choices and to access the information needed to manage your plan after you have made those choices.
Register by April 7th to participate in the SUSTAIN Wellness Challenge
CSUN Human Resources and CSUN Sustainability have partnered with Kaiser Permanente to introduce to you a new 4-week online wellness program called Sustain! Sustain is designed to foster eco-friendly habits and deeper connections to nature. Sustain let’s you personalize your experience, practicing activities most important to you. You can choose habits to shift toward more sustainable eating, reduce, reuse, and recycle, as well as deepen your connection with the natural world and advocate for the environment.
The Sustain Challenge is open to all CSUN employees, Associated Students, The University Corporation, University Student Union, and Student Employees, and runs from Monday, April 3 – Sunday, April 30, 2023. Be sure to sign up for Sustain before close of business, Friday, April 7, 2023. This program is free and you just might win a sustainability related prize!
The program generates spectacular natural images. You’ll practice activities that contribute to our planet’s health, many of them also enhance personal wellness and save money. Each day when you log activities, apportion of the image is revealed. The more you do, the more your image comes to life. Participating as a team is an option. Go to https://csun.sustainprogram.com/welcome to register now.
Annual Health Coverage Statements Required Under the Affordable Care Act (1095-B and 1095-C)
By March 7th, the State of California, via the State Controller’s Office, will issue a Form 1095-C to its full-time employees with information about the health coverage offered, if any, to the employee and their dependent children. The state’s health coverage providers will also issue a Form 1095-B to employees who were enrolled in state-sponsored health coverage for at least one day during the preceding calendar year.
For more information about these forms, please visit https://www.csun.edu/benefits/aca-annual-health-coverage-statements.
COVID-19 2022 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave | CA SB 114
On February 19, 2022, California Senate Bill (SB) 114, became effective. This bill provides employees up to 80 hours of supplemental paid sick leave for specific COVID-related absences. The 80 hours are pro-rated for part-time employees and exempt employees may only use the time in whole day increments. The leave time is retroactive to January 1, 2022 and is available for use through September 30, 2022 for employees represented by UAPD, CSUEU, APC, Teamsters, and UAW, and through December 31, 2022 for non-represented employees, and employees represented by CFA and SUPA. Please note – updates may be made to these timelines for represented employees after the meet and confer processes are completed. Learn more here.
Introducing Calm - for CSUN Employees
Human Resources is pleased to introduce the Calm app as our newest wellness resource!
Whether you have 30 seconds or 30 minutes, Calm’s diverse content library offers resources to suit your schedule and needs. Explore guided meditations and specialized music playlists to help with stress and focus, mindful movement video and audio, relaxing Sleep Stories, tailored content for children, wisdom-filled masterclasses led by experts, and much more.
Employees with Kaiser Permanente as their health plan provider already have access to Calm and may sign-up directly through Kaiser.
All other state-side employees, including student employees, should visit our Calm webpage and simply follow the instructions to gain full access to Calm - the #1 app for mental fitness.
Employee Assistance Program - Life Matters Resources
In light of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and unrest in the world, CSUN faculty, staff and their family/household members are reminded that they have access to your Employee Assistance Program - LifeMatters. Employees can call LifeMatters at 1-800-367-7474 or visit www.myLifematters.com (password: Matadors), 24 hours/7 days a week for information and helpful resources.
Remember, if you feel that you are struggling--at any time--with what you are hearing, seeing, or reading, help is available. Reach out to a loved one or friend for support and connect with your assistance provider to discuss your options and locate a professional who can provide the guidance and reinforcement needed to help you address your concerns.
New Child Care Resource - KinderCare
The CSU and KinderCare have formed a partnership to offer CSU employees a 10% tuition discount when they enroll their child(ren) at a KinderCare center. There are a number programs available including full, part-time and drop-in child care as well as school-age distance learning programs. KinderCare has created a website specifically for CSU employees. https://www.kindercare.com/employee-benefits/california-state-university-system#benefits-summary
Employees may use the downloadable voucher provided on the KinderCare website when registering their child(ren) for child care at the specific center. [CSU cannot guarantee space availability.] Further information can be found on the website.
California Casualty Offering $25 Amazon Gift Card to Complete an Auto Quote
California Casualty, a long-time CSU Benefits partner, appreciates your dedication to helping others. In honor of your commitment to making our world a better place, California Casualty is offering a $25 Amazon.com gift card if you complete an auto quote. Click on the following link or California Casualty icon: Get your quote today!
When the unexpected happens, California Casualty is here for you. In an effort to help during these uncertain times, California Casualty has enhanced their “Skip Payment” policy benefit to include two consecutive months of premium deferment. Take advantage of learning more about the many other unique policy benefits/features that California Casualty offers employees.
CSU Plan Vendor Resources for Employees Impacted by COVID-19
CSU employees and their family members who are impacted by COVID-19 may be eligible to receive one or more adjusted benefits offered through CSU Plan Providers. Visit here to learn more or how to request these benefits.
Employee Assistance Program - LifeMatters
Remember, when you or your family/household members need helpful guidance, your LifeMatters@CSUN program (administered by Empathia Pacific, Inc.) is available on a live basis, 24 hours a day/7 days a week. LifeMatters also has resources that include but are not limited to tips for preparedness at home as well as how to talk with your children about the Coronavirus. Visit:LifeMatters@CSUN (password: Matadors).
California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) Dependent Re-Verification Requirement
Dependent Re-verification (DRV) is the process of re-verifying the eligibility of your spouse, domestic partner, children, stepchildren, and domestic partner children (family members) enrolled for state health and dental benefits. Government Code section 22843.1 mandates re-verifying the eligibility of your family members. Government Code section 22959 authorizes extending this review to your family members enrolled for dental benefits.
- The eligibility of your family members will be re-verified once every three years. The re-verification period is based on your birth month. Employees born during the following months are required to re-verify family members during 2022: February, May, August, and November.
- For those employees with birthdays in November, you do not need to send in the Dependent Eligibility Verification Affidavit mailed to you by CalPERS. As a sustainable and convenient alternative, you will receive an email from Adobe Sign allowing you to complete your required Dependent Eligibility Verification Affidavit and attach the required documents. Please complete and submit your required documents prior to October 31, 2022 order for your dependent(s) to continue receiving health coverage and avoid cancellation on 12/1/2022.
For more information visit the following page: Health Care Dependent Re-Verification