Open Enrollment for 2020

The Open Enrollment period for Benefits Eligible Employees will take place from Monday, September 9, 2019 through Friday, October 4, 2019. 

Healthy by Choice, Not by Chance! The health and wellbeing of our employees is important, and we encourage you to make sure your benefits work for you. The CSU is committed to offering benefits and plan options to cover your individual and family health needs.

Any changes made during the Open Enrollment period will be effective January 1, 2020. 

During the Open Enrollment period, employees may enroll-in, change or cancel Health, Dental, Vision, Flexcash, Dependent Care Account (DCRA), Health Care Reimbursement (HCRA) or Voluntary Benefit Plans.

In order to assist you, the Office of Human Resources will be hosting a Benefits and Wellness Fair on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the University Student Union (USU), Northridge Center.  Benefit plan representatives will be available to answer your questions and several of our campus partners will be present, sharing information, products and services available on campus to support your wellbeing.  View the Benefits and Wellness Fair page to view the day's agenda.

You will make changes to your benefit elections in the myNorthridge portal, via the "Enroll In My Benefits" Link in the Human Resources / Employee pagelet on the Staff tab. Remember to access the portal on or after September 9th but before close of business on October 4th to change your benefit elections. For optimal viewing, access the portal using Chrome or Firefox.

Full details on health plans options are available at By viewing your CalPERS Health Plan Statement available through your personalized my|CalPERS account, you can view your current plan, and any specific health benefit changes that may affect you in the upcoming year. If you do not have an account, you can create one by going to the my|CalPERS Log In page, and selecting Register Now.

View the Open Enrollment Guidebook, which provides you an overview of all available benefits, available on the CSU Open Enrollment website by logging into the CSYou portal at: In addition, consider reviewing the Frequently Asked Questions we've compiled for your convenience.

Plan Changes for 2020 include:

  • New Health Plan

    • Blue Shield is introducing a NEW HMO health plan called Blue Shield Trio. This plan has a narrow network and is available in the following counties:

      • El Dorado, Los Angeles, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, and Yolo

  • Introducing Nationwide - Pet insurance
    • 2 benefit options for cats, dogs, small mammals, and eligible exotic animals
  • The Standard to offer Critical Illness and Accident Insurance
    • A special enrollment period will be held in early 2020. Current AFLAC participants may stay with AFLAC via direct pay or transfer to the new coverage with The Standard in 2020. More information will be provided later.

If you have reviewed the Open Enrollment information, the plan premium rates, and are satisfied with your current elections and do not wish to make any changes, no further action is needed.  Your current elections for these plans will automatically continue for plan year 2020.  However, if you want a Health Care or Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, you must re-enroll every year.

Healthy By Choice, Not By Chance!