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<p>​The <a href="/benefits/Documents/planning-ahead-guidebook.pdf" target="_blank">Planning Ahead handbook</a> has been revised and is available on CalHR’s website. </p><p><br>Planning Ahead provides information on what employees can do now to ensure their survivors have the information they need in the event of their death. </p><p><br>The Vital Information form attached to the handbook will help employees record the location of important information their survivors will need. </p><p><br>The Guide for Survivors and Beneficiaries section summarizes benefits available to certain survivors and beneficiaries. </p><p><br>Planning Ahead is located on the <span class="ms-rteStyle-Bold">State Employee </span>webpage under <span class="ms-rteStyle-Bold">Work/Life </span>and in the <span class="ms-rteStyle-Bold">Publications</span> directory.</p>Revised Planning Ahead Handbook9/17/2018 7:00:00 AM
<p>The 2018 Open Enrollment Toolkit is now available. The Toolkit contains resources to assist with processing Open Enrollment forms and links to benefit information to distribute to employees. The Toolkit is located at <a href="/benefits/Pages/open-enrollment-toolkit.aspx" target="_blank"></a>.<br> <br>The following resources are available in the Toolkit:</p><ul><li>2018 Open Enrollment Announcement to all state employees eligible for health, dental, vision, reimbursement accounts, and cash options</li><li>2019 Plan Highlights and Changes</li><li>Instructions for Completing Open Enrollment Forms</li><li>2019 Dental and Vision Plan Deduction Codes and Premiums</li><li>2019 CoBen Allowances and Employer Health Benefit Contributions</li><li>2019 COBRA Group Continuation Coverage for Dental and Vision Plan Premiums</li></ul>2018 Open Enrollment for Health, Dental, Vision, Reimbursement Accounts, and Cash Options8/28/2018 7:00:00 AM
<p>​Excluded and exempt employees not directly associated with a bargaining unit, e.g., E48, E97, E98, and E99, will begin prefunding 0.8% of their pensionable compensation to Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) effective July 1, 2018. There will be a matching employer contribution. Please view <a href="">Policy Statement 1422 — Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) Prefunding</a> for additional details.</p>OPEB Changes Effective July 1, 20187/17/2018 7:00:00 AM

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