If you are an active employee eligible for, and elect coverage through the CSU in a CalPERS health plan, the Tax Advantage Premium Plan (TAPP), also known as the California State University Premium Conversion Plan. you can pay for your medical insurance coverage on a pre-tax basis. Any such premiums for the CSU-sponsored coverage you have selected will be deducted each month from your salary before federal and state income and Social Security/Medicare taxes are calculated and deducted. This means you will not pay taxes on those premiums—they are converted to tax-free expenses.
If you are a new employee enrolling in health coverage, you will be enrolled in TAPP automatically.
If you prefer to pay your premiums from after-tax salary, you must notify your Human Resources within 60 days of becoming eligible or during the open enrollment period in September - October for coverage for a full plan year (January 1 through December 31).
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