Employee Benefits

CSU Annual Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment 2021!

Open Enrollment will be September 21, 2020 through October 16, 2020

Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to review and update your current benefits for the 2021 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, 2021.

To make Open Enrollment changes, log into MyHumboldt, navigate to the “Benefits” tab under “My Profile” and click the Open Enrollment: September 21 – October 16 link (please note you will not see this link until September 21st).  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.  Please note, all changes must be submitted by 5pm on October 16th.

For 2021, the premiums for many plans will be changing.  Please carefully review the 2021 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

  • Coverage for the medical, dental, and vision plans will remain the same.
  • The Healthcare Reimbursement Account (HCRA) program will maintain a $2,750 annual maximum ($20 per month minimum contribution) and the Dependent Care Reimbursement Account will remain at a $5,000 annual maximum ($20 per month minimum). ASI Flex will send new HCRA enrollees a debit card (2 cards will be sent) to be used on reimbursable healthcare expenses, with no additional fee.  Returning enrollees will also be sent a debit card if they have not already been issued one. Visit ASI Flex for more information about expenses eligible for reimbursement.

Important Things to Remember/Review

  • The 2021 Health Premiums Rate sheet.  This is a list of monthly premiums for each health plan.
  • To make changes to your vision plan, visit http://csuactives.vspforme.com/.  These changes must be completed with VSP directly.
  • HCRA/DCRA plans DO NOT AUTOMATICALLY ROLL FORWARD – you must re-enroll for 2021 if you would like your enrollment to continue.  
  • CSU Open Enrollment Guide is available for an additional review of open enrollment from the Chancellor’s Office.
  • Review the summaries and/or evidence of coverage for each plan available on the respective websites for full information about coverage:
  • 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 plan to attend the virtual LIVE Benefits Fair scheduled for October 12, 11am – 2pm. 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.

Additional Resources for more information about voluntary plans


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 My Profile pagelet on the MyHumboldt portal and click on the Benefits tab, then select ‘Benefit Summary.’  You will also see your current enrollments when you log in to make Open Enrollment changes.

  3. How do I access e-Benefits?

    Youcanlogintoe-BenefitsfromanycomputerwithInternetaccess beginning September 10ththrough October 5th.  Once logged into MyHumboldt, navigate to the Benefits tab under ‘My Profile’ and click the Open Enrollment – eBenefits link.

    On the Benefits Enrollment page, click on the Select Button and follow the instructions on each screen. For detailed directions on how to enroll in specific plans, please see our Step-by-Step e-Benefits Reference Guide.  Be sure to submit any required supporting documentation to Human Resources to finalize your enrollment.

  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?

    At any time between September 10thand October 5th, simply follow the above directions to log in to your Self Service and update your selections. After October 5th the changes will be finalized and you will not be able to change your elections without a permitting life event.