Health Benefits

What You Can Do During Open Enrollment

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The 2019 CalPERS Health Open Enrollment period starts September 9 and ends October 4.

During Open Enrollment, you may enroll in or change health plans, add eligible dependents, or delete dependents.

  • Active Employees: Contact your employer’s personnel specialist or health benefits officer for required forms and documentation to make health plan changes.
  • Retirees: You may change your health plan online during Open Enrollment, at my|CalPERS or on your mobile device at mobile.my.calpers.ca.gov. You may also mail your request to CalPERS’ Health Account Management Division at P.O. Box 942715, Sacramento, CA 94229-2715, or call us toll free at 888 CalPERS (or 888-225-7377).

New premiums and health plans changes will take effect January 1, 2020.

Additional Information for State Employees and Retirees

The Open Enrollment period for State of California and California State University (CSU) dental and vision plans is also September 9 to October 4, 2019.

State of California Employees and Retirees

The California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) administers the dental and vision programs for State of California active employees and retirees. For additional information about state employee dental and vision benefits, go to the CalHR website.

To enroll or make changes to State of California dental and vision plans, use the following methods:

State of California Dental Vision*
Active Employees Contact your human resources department Contact VSP at stateofcaemployee.vspforme.com or call (800) 877-7195
Retirees Contact us at 888 CalPERS (or 888-225-7377) Contact VSP at stateofcaretiree.vspforme.com or call (800) 877-7195

*VSP Open Enrollment materials will be mailed directly to you prior to Open Enrollment.

California State University Employees and Retirees

The CSU Office of the Chancellor administers the dental and vision programs for CSU active employees and retirees. For additional information for CSU active employees regarding dental and vision benefits, please contact your campus benefits office. CSU retirees should visit csuretirees.calstate.edu for specific plan information.

To enroll or make changes to your CSU-sponsored dental and vision plans, use the following methods:

CSU Dental Vision
Active Employees Contact your campus benefits office or human resources department Contact VSP at csuactives.vspforme.com or call (800) 877-7195
Retirees Contact us at 888 CalPERS (or 888-225-7377)

 

Contact VSP at csuretirees.vspforme.com or call (800) 400-4569