Health Benefits

State and CSU Members: Here’s When You Need to Verify Your Dependents

All active and retired state and California State University (CSU) employees are now required to verify their dependents to meet the eligibility requirements for continued CalPERS health benefits. You must complete the Dependent Eligibility Verification (DEV) process every three years.

However, please note that we will mail your DEV notification letters earlier than previously stated. You will receive the first letter 30 days earlier. That still gives you 90 days to provide the required documentation, which is due the first day of your birth month. The extra time helps employers process the documentation, meaning a smoother process for everyone.

Dependent verification is required for the following:

  • Spouses
  • Registered domestic partners
  • Natural born children
  • Adopted children
  • Stepchildren
  • Children of registered domestic partners

Please refer to this updated chart to determine the month and year you will receive your first letter. For more details visit the Dependent Eligibility Verification page on our website.

Birth Month First Letter Mailed
January October 2020
February November 2018
March December 2019
April January 2021
May February 2019
June March 2020
July April 2021
August May 2019
September June 2020
October July 2018
November August 2019
December September 2020