CalPERS open enrollment starts Sept. 14

Monday, September 14, 2015


2016 CalPERS Health Benefits Program Basic Plan Rates - PDF

Open Enrollment Resources

FAQ's Open Enrollment 2015 - PDF

Open enrollment for benefits will start Sept. 14, 2015 and end Oct. 9, 2015. During open enrollment, eligible faculty and staff may:

  • Change health and/ or dental plans
  • Add eligible dependents to new or existing health and/ or  dental plans
  • Renew or enroll in flexible spending programs
  • Health Care Reimbursement (HCRA) or Dependent Care Reimbursement (DCRA)


Note that currently enrolled employees MUST submit new enrollment forms for HCRA/DCRA during open enrollment to continue deductions for 2016.

New rate information and enrollment forms will be posted on the Human Resources webpage starting Sept. 14.

Employees are urged to carefully review their health plan’s  Evidence of Coverage (EDC) publication for a complete explanation of the benefits covered, as well as limitations and exclusions that may apply, before deciding to retain their existing plan or make a change.  Eligible employees should receive a CalPERS open enrollment brochure in the mail soon. The brochure may also be downloaded from the CalPERS website once available on Sept.14.


Benefit & Retirement Services staff will be available for drop in visits and appointments regarding open enrollment during the following drop-in hours:

  • Mondays: 2-4: p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 9-10 a.m.
  • Wednesdays: 8-10 a.m.
  • Thursdays: 2-4 p.m.