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Benefits

The California State University offers a wide variety of benefits programs and resources to its employees. From our health plans and continuing education opportunities to our flexible spending accounts, income protection, survivor protection, leave programs and competitive retirement/savings plans, the CSU offers benefits that matter to you at each stage of your career.

Prospective employees can obtain a listing of benefits below. Benefit basics by employee category can be found in the Benefits Summaries. Current Chancellor’s Office employees can visit CSYou Benefits link for more detailed benefit information.

HEALTH CARE BENEFITS

Employees have medical, dental, and vision plans from which to choose coverage. They may cover themselves, their eligible spouse or registered domestic partner, and eligible dependent children.

FLEXIBLE BENEFITS PLANS

  • FlexCash — for employees who waive CSU medical and/or dental coverage
  • Health Care Reimbursement Account (HCRA) Plan
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (DCRA) Plan
  • Pre-Tax Parking Deduction Plan

RETIREMENT PLANS

CalPERS Retirement Plan - CalPERS is a defined benefits plan, which provides a retirement benefit based on the employee’s applicable retirement formula, age at retirement, years of service credit, and compensation.

Part-Time, Seasonal, and Temporary (PST) Retirement Plan - Employees who are not eligible for CalPERS retirement are required to participate in the PST Plan administered by CalHR in lieu of Social Security.

VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLANS

  • The CSU 403(b) Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA) Plan
  • The State Savings Plus 401(k) Thrift Plan
  • The State Savings Plus 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • CalPERS Supplemental Contribution Program

INCOME PROTECTION BENEFITS

  • Non-Industrial Disability Insurance (NDI)
  • Industrial Disability Leave (IDL)
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Long-Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

PAID LEAVE PROGRAMS

  • Holidays
  • Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • Funeral Leave
  • Catastrophic Leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Organ Donor Leave Program
  • Jury Duty

SURVIVOR PROTECTION BENEFITS

  • Employer Paid Life Insurance Benefits
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • CalPERS Pre-Retirement Death Benefits

ADDITIONAL CSU BENEFITS

  • Fee Waiver/Dependent Fee Waiver Program
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Legal Plan
  • Home and Automobile Insurance
  • Medex Travel Assist Program
  • Life Services Toolkit
  • Credit Union

RETIREE BENEFITS — Medical/Dental and Vision coverage available for employees who retire with CalPERS within 120 days of separation.

COMPARE BENEFITS BY EMPLOYEE CATEGORY OR PLAN


Disclaimer: These pages contain general summaries of the benefits for CO employees. If there is a conflict between anything stated on these pages and a plan document (insurance policy/contract, summary plan description, collective bargaining agreement, HR letter, etc.), the plan document governs.

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(562) 951-4070
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Last Updated: April 24, 2015