Open enrollment for CalPERS Health Plans

Open enrollment for the CalPERS health plans will begin on Monday, September 20, 2021, and will conclude on Friday, October 15, 2021.  Any plan changes will be effective January 1, 2022.  This is a passive enrollment; therefore, no action is required by you unless you elect to change medical plans, enroll in a medical plan, or add eligible dependents not previously enrolled in your medical plan.   

Effective January 1, 2022, CalPERS health is making the following changes to the PPO plans:

  • PERSCare and PERS Choice will transition to a PERS Platinum plan.  This new plan will have a 90/10 benefit design (after deductibles are met) and will have the PERSCare/PERS Choice network. 
  • PERS Select will transition to PERS Gold.  This new plan retains the same 80/20 benefit design (after deductibles are met) and will have the PERS Select network.

If you are currently enrolled in PERSCare, PERS Choice or PERS Select and do not wish to change plans due to the above plan design changes, no action is required on your part.  

Following are helpful links to the CalPERS Health plans and monthly premiums:

Enrollment Forms



2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

Supplemental paid sick leave benefits provided through California Senate Bill 95.  For additional information please click on the following link:

2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave


Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave act under the Families First Corona Virus Response Act has been extended through March 31, 2021.  For additional information please click on the following link:


Employee Benefits


Benefitfocus (For CSEA Employees Only)

Benefitfocus is the District’s platform for benefits enrollment for new hires and life event changes for existing employees. Employees are able to enroll, view, or create life events as needed. New hire enrollments and life event changes (marriage, birth, or divorce), must be submitted through Benefitfocus within 30 days of date of event.

All medical, dental, vision and basic life insurance information is available on Benefitfocus.

To Access Benefitfocus

You may visit the Benefitfocus website, where you will be asked to create a username and password as a first time user. Please keep your login and password secure as Benefitfocus will continue to be the district’s platform to enroll, add or delete dependents from this date forward.

To access the Benefitfocus user guide please click on the instructions below.

Benefitfocus Employee User Guide


Miscellaneous Information-All Groups

The following information applies to all groups


CalPERS Medical Plans For All Employee Groups Except CSEA. 

CalPERS Medical Plan Highlights. Enrollment into a plan is based on zipcode eligibility.


Enrollment Forms


CalPERS Health Plan Options - Summary of Benefits, Provider Finder, & Other Information


CSEA Medical Plans

Medical Plan Highlights and 2021 Dependent Eligibility Verification Form




Blue Shield of California


Blue Shield HMO Information


Blue Shield PPO Information


Dental Care Plan

Delta Dental Member Website

Enrollment Form (all groups) and Plan Summaries


Vision Care Plan

Vision Service Plan Member Website

Enrollment Form and Summary of Benefits


Employee Assistance Plans


Life Insurance

The College provides basic employee life insurance coverage. Employees may purchase supplemental and/or accidental death and dismemberment insurance at any time through Human Resources.


Long-Term Disability Information (CSEA and Confidential Only)


Retirement Plans

The College's employees are enrolled in either the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS) or Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS), depending on position classification and/or prior membership.  Retirement allowance is calculated on a formula based on age at retirement, number of years of service and income.


Affordable Care Act Information


Management/Confidential Employees Only