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2018 Open Enrollment for Active Employees

​Open Enrollment for Health, Dental, Vision, Consolidated Benefits (CoBen), FlexElect Reimbursement Accounts, and Cash Options is September 10 through October 5, 2018 (closed).  Changes made during Open Enrollment will take effect January 1, 2019.

​Actions you can take during Open Enrollment:

  • Enroll, cancel, or change health, dental, and vision plans.  You can also add or delete dependents.
  • Enroll in a FlexElect Reimbursement Account.  If you have a FlexElect Reimbursement Account and want to participate again next year, you need to re-enroll during open enrollment.
  • If you have other qualifying group health or dental coverage through another source, such as your spouse, you may enroll in a Cash Option in lieu of health and/or dental benefits.

If you are currently enrolled in health, dental, vision, or a cash option, you don't need to re-enroll unless you are a permanent-intermittent employee.  Permanent-intermittent employees who want to continue receiving the cash option must re-enroll annually, during open enrollment.

Open enrollment forms must be signed and submitted to your personnel office no later than October 5, 2018.  Enrollments and changes made during open enrollment are effective January 1, 2019.   

​2019 Benefit Plan Information

Health Plans

  • Premiums will increase for some health plans
  • Please visit for 2019 health plan premiums

Dental Plans

Vision Plans


Consolidated Benefits (for excluded employees and represented employees in Bargaining Units 2, 7, 8, 16, 17, 18 and 19)

​Benefits Calculator

We encourage you to review your benefit choices during this open enrollment period.  The Benefits Calculator will help you determine how much will be deducted from your pay warrant, or added to it, based on the health, dental, and vision plans chosen.  Simply select a year, your bargaining unit, your vesting option (if applicable), and how many dependents will be covered.  You will then be able to compare your benefit options.  The Benefits Calculator is located at

​Important Open Enrollment Reminders

  • If you are eligible for health benefits, but not currently enrolled, or are receiving CoBen or FlexElect cash in lieu of other qualifying group health coverage, you may enroll in health benefits during open enrollment.
  • If you have children, they are eligible for dependent coverage for dental and vision programs up to the age of 26.
  • If you enroll in a FlexElect Reimbursement Account during open enrollment, you have until December 31, 2018, to cancel or change your election.
  • If you enroll or are automatically re-enrolled into the Cash Option, you have until December 31, 2018, to cancel or change your election. 

​Benefits Education Events

CalPERS will host several benefits education events throughout the state to inform members about programs and benefits available to them.  CalHR Benefit Program representatives will also be there to answer employee benefit questions.  Visit the CalPERS Benefits Education Events page for more information and to register.

​Additional Information

For additional plan information, please use links below:

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