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<p>​The 2020 <a href="/benefits/Pages/open-enrollment-toolkit.aspx">Open Enrollment Toolkit </a>is now available. The Toolkit contains resources to assist with processing Open Enrollment forms and links to benefit information to distribute to employees.<br><br>The following resources are available in the Open Enrollment Toolkit: </p><ul><li>2020 Open Enrollment Announcement to all state employees eligible for health, dental, vision, reimbursement accounts, cash options, legal, life, and long term disability</li><li>2021 Highlights and Plan Changes<br>· Instructions for Department Personnel Offices to Complete Open Enrollment Forms</li><li>2021 Dental, Vision, Legal, Life, and Long Term Disability Plan Deduction Codes and Premiums</li><li>2021 Consolidated Benefits (CoBen) Allowances and Employer Health Benefit Contributions</li><li> 2021 Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) Group Continuation Coverage for Dental and Vision Plan Premiums</li></ul><p>Please note: SEIU Local 1000 represented employees and excluded classes tied to SEIU are not eligible to participate in the FlexElect or CoBen Cash Options until July 1, 2022, due to receiving other negotiated benefits.</p>2020 Open Enrollment for Health, Dental, Vision, Reimbursement Accounts, Cash Options, Legal, Life, and Long Term Disability9/21/2020 7:00:00 AM
<p>​Effective July 1, 2020, the following mass transit and vanpool subsidy increases apply to eligible employees, including employees headquartered out of state, in bargaining unit 7 and bargaining unit 16:</p><ul><li> Public transit passes</li><ul><li>75% discount on public transit passes sold by state agencies, up to a maximum of $100 per month. This is an increase of up to $35 per month.</li><li>75% reimbursement on public transit passes purchased by state employees, up to a maximum of $100 per month. This is an increase of up to $35 per month.</li></ul><li>Vanpool riders</li><ul><li>75% reimbursement on the monthly fee, up to a maximum of $100 per month. This is an increase of up to $35 per month.</li></ul><li>Primary vanpool driver</li><li>$135 per month in lieu of the vanpool rider reimbursement. This is an increase of $35 per month.</li></ul><p>California Code of Regulations section <a href="">599.936 (Transit and Vanpool Incentives – Excluded Employees)</a> provides mass transit and vanpool commute language for excluded employees. The <a href="/state-hr-professionals/Pages/bargaining-contracts.aspx">MOUs</a> provide mass transit and vanpool commute language for represented employees. CalHR’s <a href="/employees/Pages/Commute-Program.aspx">Commute Programs page </a>and <a href="/employees/Pages/mass-transit-and-vanpool-commute-program-frequently-asked-questions.aspx">Frequently Asked Questions page</a> provide general information. <br> <br>The State Controller’s Office will notify departments when the CalATERS Vanpool Driver expense code has been updated. CalATERS departments may need to manually process Vanpool Driver payments until the expense code update is completed.</p>Mass Transit and Vanpool Commute Program – Increased Subsidies for BU 7 and BU 16 Employees9/1/2020 7:00:00 AM
<p>BU 12 and associated excluded and exempt employees suspend prefunding OPEB through June 30, 2021. The state continues prefunding its share, which increased from 3.50 to 4.60 percent effective July 1, 2020.<br> <br>BU 13 and associated excluded and exempt employees suspend prefunding OPEB through June 30, 2022. The state continues prefunding its share of 3.90 percent.<br> <br>Please reference the <a title="bargaining contracts, side letters" href="/state-hr-professionals/Pages/labor-agreements-2020-budget.aspx">bargaining contracts, side letters</a>, and the <a title="OPEB Policy Statement" href="">OPEB Policy Statement </a>for more information. </p>OPEB Update for BU 12 and 138/26/2020 7:00:00 AM

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