Employee Benefits

CSU Annual Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment

The CSU annual Open Enrollment period for 2021 will be September 20, 2021 through October 15, 2021. Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to review and update your current benefits for the 2022 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, 2022. 

To make Open Enrollment changes, log into MyHumboldt, navigate to the View Paycheck and Benefits tab under “My Profile” and click the Open Enrollment: September 20 – October 15  link (this link will go live on 9/20/2021).  Click 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.

Available Health Plans for 2022 



Blue Shield Access + HMO

No change to coverage.  Plan SummaryEvidence of Coverage (EOC)

Anthem Blue Cross Traditional HMO

No change to coverage.  Evidence of Coverage (EOC)Brochure

Western Health Advantage HMO

NEW to Humboldt County! Visit  https://www.westernhealth.com/calpers/open-enrollment/ for additional plan information.  Plan SummaryEvidence of Coverage (EOC)

Pers Platinum PPO

Formerly Pers Choice/Pers Care.  Newly structured plan maintains 10% coinsurance plan design.  Same network as Pers Choice/Pers Care.  Evidence of Coverage (EOC) , Brochure

Pers Gold PPO

Formerly Pers Select.  Newly structured plan maintains 20% coinsurance plan design.  Same network as Pers Select.  Evidence of Coverage (EOC), Brochure

PORAC (restricted to the Peace Officers Association)

No change to coverage.  

Anthem Blue Cross EPO (restricted to residents of Del Norte County)

No change to coverage.  Evidence of Coverage (EOC)Brochure


2022 Premium Rate Sheet

The level of coverage, benefits, and providers for Blue Shield Access+ and Anthem Blue Cross Traditional HMO plans, will remain the same, and must go through the Independent Practice Association (IPA) in Eureka.  The Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans are administered directly by Anthem Blue Cross, and Western Health Advantage is administered independently. 

Please review the summaries and EOC’s for each plan for complete coverage information about each plan.  You can also use the tools provided on the carrier’s respective websites (linked in the table above) to get more information about local providers.  You may also view the plan comparison chart for a high lever review of plans. 

Important Things to Remember/Review:

  • HCRA/DCRA plans DO NOT AUTOMATICALLY ROLL FORWARD – you must re-enroll for 2022 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).
  • The Healthcare Reimbursement Account (HCRA) maximum contribution:  $2,750 annual maximum ($229.16/month)  Minimum contrbution: ($20/month)
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (DCRA) maximum contribution:  $5,000 annual maximum ($416.66/month)  Minimum contrbution: ($20/month)
  • The 2022 Health Premiums Rate sheet.  This is a list of monthly premiums for each health plan.
  • To make changes to your vision plan, or enroll into the Premier plan visit http://csuactives.vspforme.com/, 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 don’t enroll dependents), your dependents will lose all vision coverage.
  • Additional Open Enrollment information can be found at the CSYou 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 current benefit enrollment information through your MyHumboldt Portal.  You can review your health enrollments from anywhere, 24/7.  Login to the MyHumboldt Portal, click View Paycheck and Benefits, then View Benefits.

All open enrollment eBenefits changes must be submitted by 5pm, Friday, October 15, 2021.  At this time, access to the eBenefits system will be closed.

Please plan to attend the virtual LIVE Benefits Fair.  There will be 3 sessions available to accommodate schedules:

  • Wednesday, October 6, 10am - 12pm
  • Thursday, October 7, 1pm – 3pm
  • Friday, October 8, 10am – 12pm 
HSU Benefits staff and vendors will be available during the Benefits Fair to answer questions.
Please review the Virtual LIVE Benefits Fair flyer for more information about registration.
  • Click here to learn more about additional voluntary plans offered through CSU



Our benefits program is just one way Humboldt State University and the CSU system are committed to your success and well-being. The following list of benefits and services are available to full-time and some part-time employees:

  • A selection of health plans with HMO and PPO options
  • Dental coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Income protection benefits including life insurance and disability
  • Retirement Programs
  • Voluntary investment options (403(b), 457, 401(k))
  • Voluntary pre-tax health and dependent care reimbursement accounts
  • Voluntary pre-tax parking deduction plan
  • FlexCash in lieu of health/dental with proof of other coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program

The provisions of Collective Bargaining Agreements may modify employee benefits. Check the respective benefit summaries, below, for specific information.  If you don’t know your unit or need additional information, please contact Human Resources at 826-3626.

e-Benefits FAQs

  1. *What is e-Benefits?

    To facilitate your open enrollment changes, Employee Self Service e-Benefits is available 24/7. e-Benefits automates and simplifies the process of managingyour benefit elections while reducing paper usage.

  2. How can I see what plan(s) I am currently enrolled in?

    At any time of year you can find your benefits summary on the MyHumboldt portal  by clicking View Paycheck and Benefits, then View Benefits

  3. How do I access e-Benefits?

    You can log in to e-Benefits from any computer with Internet access beginning during Open Enrollment.  Once logged into MyHumboldt, navigate to the Open Enrollment link on the main page.

  4. What do I need to do to use e-Benefits?

    Employees will need to have access to PeopleSoft’s HR Center and fill out/sign the e-Benefits electronic signature form.  

  5. What if I change my mind and want to change my elections?

    Please reach out to benefits staff at benefits@humboldt.edu if you change your mind about your elections while still in the Open Enrollment period.  Submitted elections will be finalized once Open Enrollment closes and cannot be changes after that time