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Open Enrollment Period for Health Benefits Runs Through Oct. 8

Published: September 15, 2010

The open enrollment period for health and dental insurance, flexcash, health and dependent care reimbursement account changes will run from Monday, Sept. 13 through Friday, Oct. 8. Changes made during this period will become effective on Jan. 1, 2011.

Because of CalPERS and other state restrictions, requests received after Oct. 8 cannot be accepted. It’s important to note that the dependent and health care reimbursement plans require re-enrollment every year, even if an employee wishes to continue the same contribution amount. Current participants must complete a new enrollment form annually.

The annual Health Benefits Fair will be held from 8-10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 4, outside Room 344 on the third-floor patio area of Brotman Hall. Representatives from CalPERS Health, Delta Dental, Delta Care USA, Vision Service Plan, California Casualty, Schools First Credit Union, Long Beach Credit Union, Sanders and Associates, Standard Insurance, CalPERS Home Loan programs, and the university’s Housing and Relocation Resource Center will be present to answer questions during the fair.

Additionally, representatives from the 403(b) fund sponsors Fidelity, ING, MetLife, TIAA/CREF and VALIC (formerly AIG Retirement), will be available. Health insurance information will also be provided for CSULB Foundation employees.

Please review your plans carefully; premium rates and co-payments are subject to change. Look for CalPERS open enrollment material mailings this month. If you do not receive information from CalPERS, open enrollment packets will be available in Benefits Services beginning Monday, Sept. 13.

Also note that effective Jan. 1, 2011, CalPERS will extend health benefits coverage to dependents up to age 26, pursuant to the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. If not currently enrolled, eligible dependents care be added during the open enrollment period. For more information, contact Benefits Services at 562/985-2381.