Benefits

Benefits Health Care Plans   Benefits Retirement & Savings   Benefits Disability & Life Insurance  

Benefits Leave of Absence   Workers Compensation   Fee Waiver & Reduction Program  

Benefits Paid Time Off  Flexible & Voluntary Benefits    

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.


Summer and Fall 2024 Fee Waiver Priority Processing Period Through April 19

The CSU Employee Fee Waiver and Reduction Program provides for the waiver or reduction of tuition and certain fees for eligible employees. In addition, an eligible CSU employee may transfer their fee waiver benefit to a spouse, domestic partner, or eligible dependent child. CSUN employees who want to complete a bachelor’s or graduate degree, enhance job skills, or even prepare for a future career, are encouraged to participate in the program. The Priority Processing Period is going on now through April 19th.  For more information, visit our Fee Waiver page.

Join us March 12th for a workshop on how to use the Benefit.  Learn more here.


Employee Assistance Program - LifeMatters

In light of recent events, CSUN Faculty, staff and their family/household members are reminded that they have access to our Employee Assistance Program - LifeMatters. Employees can call LifeMatters or visit https://www.csun.edu/benefits/lifematters-eap. The following resources may provide assistance in dealing with current events.


Benefits Open Enrollment Has Ended

The 2023 Open Enrollment period for Benefits Eligible Employees has ended. If you participated in Open Enrollment and made any changes to Health, Dental, Vision, FlexCash, Dependent Care Account (DCRA), Health Care Reimbursement (HCRA) or Voluntary Benefit Plans, the changes will be effective January 1, 2024.


Celebrating a Birthday In April? 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 2024: January, April, July, October and if celebrating a birthday in 2025, February, May, August and November. 
  • For those employees with birthdays in April, 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 April 1, 2024 in order for your dependent(s) to continue receiving health coverage and avoid cancellation on May 1, 2024.

For more information visit the following page: Health Care Dependent Re-Verification


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.


LifeMatters - Your Employee Assistance Program

CSUN faculty, staff, and their family/household members are reminded that they have access to LifeMatters, your Employee Assistance Program 24 hours/7 days a week. Employees can call LifeMatters at 1-800-367-7474 or log into the the LifeMatters website for information and helpful resources. If you need the LifeMatters password, please log into the CSUN Portal here.

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.