Annual Open Enrollment Period: Sept. 18 - Oct. 13

September 15, 2023

The CSU annual Open Enrollment period for 2023 will be September 18, 2023 through October 13, 2023. Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to review and update your current benefits for the 2024 calendar year. You can enroll, change, or cancel CalPERS health, dental, vision or Flexcash plans, enroll for the first time or re-enroll in Dependent Care Reimbursement (DCRA), Health Care Reimbursement (HCRA) or voluntary benefit plans. The effective date for all changes/enrollments made during the Open Enrollment period will be January 1, 2024.


Log into MyHumboldt, and click the Open Enrollment: September 18 – October 13 button (this link will go live on 9/18/2023)Click the ‘Select’ button next to your name and follow the prompts to make changes.   Please see our Open Enrollment eBenefits Guide for more information on how to make open enrollment changes in eBenefits.  Please note, if you are considering changing health plans, double check with your providers that they are in-network and will be able to accept the plan of your choice.

***If you aren’t making any changes to your current health, dental, vision or voluntary plans, you do not need to do anything during Open Enrollment. Your plans will automatically continue for the upcoming plan year (excluding any HCRA/DCRA elections – you will need to re-enroll for 2024 if you wish to have continued deductions).


Legal Insurance Coverage: Effective January 1, 2024 voluntary legal insurance benefits will now be provided by ARAG®. You’ll receive greater legal protection with no loss in coverage at a lower price. ARAG offers you access to local network attorneys who can help you address life’s legal situations.  Plus, network attorney fees are 100% paid in full for most covered matters. ARAG legal plan coverage can only be enrolled in during Open Enrollment.  Visit the website for more information and enrollment.​

Health, Dental and Vision: Plan options and level of coverage will mostly remain the same for 2024, with the addition of Blue Shield Access + EPO California expanding coverage for Del Norte County residents. Please refer to the below linked rate sheet and additional resources to view premium changes and comprehensive information about open enrollment and your benefit options.

Important Resources

2024 Health Premium Monthly Rate Sheet

Chancellor’s Office Open Enrollment Website

Chancellor’s Office Open Enrollment Guide

Cal Poly Humboldt Benefits Website

Important Things to Remember/Review:

  • The 2024 Health Premiums Rate sheet-  monthly premiums for each health plan
  • HCRA/DCRA plans DO NOT AUTOMATICALLY ROLL FORWARD – you must re-enroll for 2024 if you would like your enrollment to continue (ASI Flex will send new HCRA enrollees a debit card [two cards will be sent] to be used on reimbursable healthcare expenses, with no additional fee).
  •  HCRA: $3,050 maximum annual contribution ($20/month minimum, $254.16/month maximum)  
  •  DCRA: $5,000 maximum annual contribution ($20/month minimum, $416.66/month maximum)
  • To make changes to your vision plan, or enroll into the Premier plan visit, or call customer service at 1-800-400-4569. These changes must be completed with VSP directly.  Please note that dependents cannot be split between the Basic and Premier plan.  If you enroll yourself only into Premier (and do not enroll dependents), your dependents will lose all vision coverage.
  • To review all available voluntary plans, please visit the CSU Open Enrollment website

 Please plan to attend the virtual CSU Open Enrollment Fair on September 28, 2023, 11:00am-2:00pm.  You will be able to speak with Cal Poly Humboldt benefits staff as well as most of our health, dental, vision, retirement, and voluntary plan vendors.  Click the above link to register.

Information about Open Enrollment and upcoming info sessions can be found on the HR Benefits Website (more information to be added soon)

All open enrollment eBenefits changes must be submitted by 5pm, Friday, October 13, 2023.  At this time, access to the eBenefits system will be closed.

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