Open Enrollment for 2021

The Open Enrollment period for Benefits Eligible Employees will take place from Monday, September 21, 2020 through Friday, October 16, 2020. 

Just for the Health of It! 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.

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.

Any changes made during the Open Enrollment period will be effective January 1, 2021. 


In addition to the benefits information for Open Enrollment on CSYou this year a new virtual solution has been created exclusively for our employees—providing additional access to benefits information during the pandemic.

This new virtual solution will also host your campus LIVE Benefits Fair, which is scheduled for October 1, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. At the LIVE event, you’ll be able to chat with providers and your campus HR team, and could even win prizes! You must REGISTER to get access to this website, which will also host the campus Benefit Fair. So don’t delay, registration is open now.

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 21st but before close of business on October 16th 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.

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 2021.  However, if you want a Health Care or Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, you must re-enroll every year.

We're here to assist you with any questions about your benefit options.  Please contact us at