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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.


Benefits Open Enrollment Is Here!

The CSU is committed to offering benefits and plan options to cover your individual and family health needs and help you ensure that your benefits work for you. Take advantage of this annual opportunity to review and update your current benefits for the upcoming year. You can enroll, change or cancel CalPERS health, dental, vision, Flex cash, Dependent Care Reimbursement (DCRA), Health Care Reimbursement (HCRA) or voluntary benefits plans. 

To learn more about Open Enrollment which takes place from Monday, September 20 through 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 15, 2021, visit the Open Enrollment website via the following link.  Don't forget to register to access the virtual platform and participate in one of the live virtual Benefits Fairs on September 29, September 30, or October 1.


Introducing LANDED - A Home Buying Assistance Program for CSU Employees!

The California State University is pleased to introduce Landed, a company dedicated to helping working professionals achieving their dreams of homeownership. Landed offers:

• Financial solutions, including their down payment program to help you reach 20%.
• A network of trustworthy agents and lenders to support you along the homebuying journey.
• Free homebuying resources and guidance to help you prepare for homeownership.

For more information, please visit landed.com/sign-up-pre-steps or email customer@landed.com.  You can also visit: https://csyou.calstate.edu/Employee-Resources/Benefits/Pages/Employee-Home-Buying-Resouces.aspx


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.


Current Benefits Updates and Resources

Recognizing these times of uncertainly related to COVID-19, we want to encourage you to review your current health plan website and your Employee Assistance Program.  If you need medical advice, call your primary care provider or your health plan before going to a clinic or hospital. Calling ahead helps your provider direct you to the most appropriate care, and take precautions to protect other members, patients, and employees. Kaiser Permanente members can visit here for additional information.

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 2021: January, April, July and October.
  • For those employees with birthdays in October, 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 1, 2021 order for your dependent(s) to continue receiving health coverage and avoid cancellation on 11/1/21.

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


Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Statements (1095-B and 1095-C) for Tax Year 2020

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the State of California is required to file annual reports with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and furnish a statement to full-time employees with information about the health coverage offered to the employee and their dependent children, using IRS Form 1095-C. Health coverage providers are also required to file annual reports with the IRS and furnish a statement to individuals with information about those who had minimum essential coverage for at least one day during the preceding calendar year, using IRS Form 1095-B.

By January 31, 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 answers to frequently asked questions about these forms, visit https://www.csun.edu/benefits/aca-annual-health-coverage-statements.