Open Enrollment – Final Reminder – All Changes/Enrollments Must Be Made By October 4 at 5pm

October 3, 2019

The CSU annual Open Enrollment period for 2020 will be September 9, 2019 through October 4, 2019. Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to review and update your current benefits for the 2020 calendar year. You can enroll, change, or cancel CalPERS health, dental, vision plan or Flexcash, 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, 2020.

To make Open Enrollment changes, log into MyHumboldt, navigate to the “Benefits” tab under “My Profile” and click the Open Enrollment: September 9 – October 4 linkClick the ‘Select’ button 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.

For 2020, the premiums for many plans will be increasing.  Please carefully review the 2020 Health Premium Rate Sheet.  The level of coverage for both Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) plans, benefits and network providers in Humboldt County are the same, and are facilitated through the Independent Practice Association (IPA) in Eureka; the Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans are administered directly by Anthem Blue Cross.

A Few Notable Changes:

  • Pet Insurance through Nationwide for your dogs, cats, small mammals and certain exotic animals.  Click here for more information and how to enroll.
  • The Critical Illness Plan through Aflac will no longer be available January 1, 2020.  Those enrolled will have coverage through December 31, 2019, and have the option to continue with Aflac by paying the premiums directly to the vendor.  The Standard Life Insurance Company will offer an Accident Insurance Plan, with a special enrollment period in early 2020 – more info coming soon! 

Important Things to Remember/Review:

  • The Benefits Open Enrollment for 2020 Brochure – for the 2020 plan year.  This document highlights changes for 2020, new prices, and the on-going benefit options you have access to as a CSU employee.  This is a comprehensive guide to everything changing for 2020 – please review!
  • The 2020 Health Premiums Rate sheet.  This is a list of monthly premiums for each health plan.
  • To make changes to your vision plan, visit  These changes must be completed with VSP directly.
  • HCRA/DCRA plans DO NOT AUTOMATICALLY ROLL FORWARD – you must re-enroll for 2020 if you would like your enrollment to continue.
  • All information regarding Open Enrollment will be available on the Benefits Website
  • Please print the final page of your enrollment.  eBenefits is not capable at this time to send you a confirmation of your enrollment – please print and save for your records.

Please remember that you have online access to your benefit enrollment information through your MyHumboldt Portal.  You can review your health enrollments from anywhere, 24/7.  Learn more about how to find your Benefits Summary here.

All open enrollment eBenefits changes must be submitted by 5 pm, Friday, October 4, 2019.  At this time, access to the eBenefits system will be closed.



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