Important news on healthcare premiums


There are a number of important developments taking place with regard to faculty (and all state worker) health benefits that require your attention:

  • Healthcare Premium rates change every year; and in some years, the plans included in the top four change. These changes alter state support and the cost to members. In 2014, there will be an increase in Kaiser premiums and a decrease in premiums in three other plans. View CFA’s fact sheet on Healthcare Premiums & Related News.
  • Open Enrollment for CSU employees is Sept. 16 to Oct. 11, 2013. During this time you can change plans or add/drop dependents.
  • Dependent Eligibility Verification (DEV) Project: CalPERS has been engaged in DEV to reduce costs and ensure that dependents enrolled under members’ health plans meet the plan eligibility requirements. CalPERS is requiring documentation of dependents by September 12, 2013. More information is available through the CalPERS website.
  • Good News Post-DOMA: CalPERS members who had same-sex marriages in 2008 may enroll their spouse now until December 31, 2013. After this date they will have to wait for an open enrollment period. The enrollment parameters for all newly-married couples are the same as always: a member may add a new spouse—now regardless of “gender”—and eligible dependent children within 60 days from their marriage date. Learn more.