Benefits Open Enrollment DELAYED


Due to last minute system-wide technical updates and unforeseen complications, Open Enrollment will not be opening as planned on Monday, September 16. The Chancellor’s Office technical team is working round-the-clock to resolve the problem and we hope to open in the early part of the week.
We apologize for the inconvenience but want to be certain everything is working properly so your Open Enrollment transactions can be completed accurately.
Thank you for your patience.


— Shawn Bibb, CFO & Vice President for Administration and Finance



Benefits Open Enrollment & Employee Services Fair



Your CSU benefits are designed to help you live and work healthier. The approaching annual open enrollment period (September 16, 2013 through October 11, 2013) is an opportune time to think about your benefits and what makes the most sense for you and your family.

During open enrollment you can enroll in, change, or cancel the following benefits:

CalPERS Health
Voluntary Benefits Plans
Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (DCRA)*
Health Care Reimbursement Account (HCRA)*

*Flexible Spending (Reimbursement) Account enrollees must re-enroll in order to continue contributions for the 2014 calendar year. If you do not re-enroll your deduction will stop in your November 2013 paycheck.

The CSU is committed to offering benefits plans that provide you with options to choose the right level of coverage to help manage your needs and your family’s health needs. This year, CalPERS is adding four new HMO Providers: Anthem Blue Cross, Health Net, Sharp, and United Health Care.

Even if you wish to keep your current medical plan, we strongly encourage you to visit the CalPERS web site at to obtain detailed information on plan design changes (e.g. what benefits are not covered in 2014, expanded service areas, co-payment, and prescription changes).

Tips to prepare for Open Enrollment:

  1. Verify your mailing address: Prior to the start of Open Enrollment, CalPERS will be mailing you an Open Enrollment package directly to the mailing address indicated in our payroll systems. We encourage employees to update their mailing address through the quick and easy online process available via MySJSU (
  2. Know your benefits: Review your current benefit elections as well as dependents enrolled in each benefit plan through MySJSU (

Employee Services Fair Coming September 24!

To learn more about the new plans and to explore your options, please stop by the Employee Services Fair on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Barrett Ballroom inside the Student Union. Health Care vendors will be available from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m..

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact your benefits representative in Human Resources at 408.924.2250. We’re here to help!

The Public Employee Pension Reform Act (PEPRA)


The Public Employee Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) of 2012 will become law on January 1, 2013.  The Chancellor’s Office (CO) is working closely with CalPERS on the interpretation and impact as it pertains to CSU employees. Additionally, in response to questions received, the CO created a Pension Reform FAQ. Please note: answers are based on a preliminary review and represent a current understanding of PEPRA. Therefore, the information may be subject to change. SJSU Human Resources will continue to communicate new as well as updated information regarding pension reform as it becomes available. Any additional questions not addressed in the FAQ, please send an e-mail to Benefits.

For more details about pension reform and the impact to CSU employees, visit the Pension Reform Update.