CSU Retirees

Open Enrollment

Every year the CSU reviews the benefit plans offered to Retirees and their eligible dependents. We continue to work to provide a benefit that not only meets the long-term institutional obligations of the CSU plans, but also encourages a sustainable option for covered members.

This is the time of year to re-evaluate your existing benefits elections, discover the benefit programs that are best for you and your family, and make changes that best fit your needs.

The CSU Open Enrollment period is September 11, 2017, through October 6, 2017.

Actions You Can Take During Open Enrollment

  • Enroll in a plan
  • Change from one plan to another
  • Add or delete eligible family members
  • Cancel coverage
  • If no changes are made during Open Enrollment you will remain in the same plans
Open Enrollment Postcard

Retiree Health

CalPERS is your Health Benefits Officer and administers health insurance coverage for CSU retirees. You may change your health plan online during Open Enrollment through my|CalPERS and follow the onscreen instructions. You may also use the form listed below or call CalPERS directly to make changes to your health plan.


CalPERS Health Enrollment Retirees

State Employer Contribution Amounts

The state pays a portion of your health insurance premium. You must pay the difference between the state contribution amount and the premium for the health plan in which youíre enrolled.

To view health premium rates for 2018 please click the appropriate link below.

The state employer contribution amounts for 2018 are:

Coverage Level CSU Retirees
Retiree Only $725
Retiree + One $1,377
Retiree + Two or More $1,766

Retiree Dental

CalPERS maintains the dental benefit enrollment records for all state retirees, processes retirees' dental enrollments, and submits eligibility information to the appropriate dental plan.

It is important that you keep your home address current at all times, even if your retirement check is deposited directly into your bank account. This helps ensure you receive timely information about your state-sponsored dental benefits that may be mailed to your home address by CSU or CalPERS.

Report address changes to CalPERS at the address below (be sure to include your Social Security number and telephone number):

California Public Employees' Retirement System
Member Account Management Division
P. O. Box 942715
Sacramento, CA 94229-2715


To make a change to your dental plan, you can:

  • Complete the Retiree change/enrollment form listed below and fax or mail directly to CalPERS.
  • Call CalPERS

The form or any changes made by calling CalPERS directly must be completed no later than Friday, October 6, 2017.

Retiree change/enrollment form
Retiree Dental Comparison Charts

If you are a retired CSU employee and have any questions regarding your health or dental eligibility, or enrollment, contact CalPERS at (888) 225-7377 or visit the CalPERS website calpers.ca.gov.

CSU Retiree Vision

The CSU and Vision Service Plan (VSP) have partnered to offer you a choice of two vision plans! You now have the option to purchase an enhanced VSP benefits effective January 1, 2018. Both the Basic Plan and the Premier Plan provide quality vision care coverage for you and your eligible dependents. You choose the plan that is right for you. The VSP Premier plan offers a higher level of benefits for lenses, contacts and frames.

  • $200 allowance on a wide selection of frames or contact lenses.
  • $110 frame allowance at participating Costco locations
  • Fully covered standard progressive lenses
  • Fully covered tinted lenses
  • New frames, lenses or contacts every year

You may use the Vision Benefit Summary to determine which plan suits your vision needs.

VSP Retiree Benefit Summary

Monthly Vision Costs

The cost is deducted directly from your state retirement warrant. If you donít have enough in your warrant to cover the cost, you will be billed directly by VSP.

Basic Plan Premier Plan
Retiree Only $5.26 $15.68
Retiree + One $9.76 $29.43
Retiree + Family $10.47 $31.59

You can enroll through three convenient options; choose what works best for you.

  • Visit VSP at csuretirees.vspforme.com and complete the online enrollment form.
  • Call VSP at (800) 400-4569 and speak to a Member Services representative.
  • Complete and mail the VSP enrollment form that will be sent to your home address

Any questions regarding how to make Open Enrollment changes should be directed to CalPERS for health and dental and VSP for vision at their respective telephone numbers.