As a California State University (CSU) employee, you have a comprehensive program of benefits available to you and your eligible dependents. Reviewing and choosing your benefits can be an overwhelming experience. We hope the information and resources below will help you make those choices and help you understand the policies governing the CSU Benefits Programs. The Benefits & Employee Services Team is here to answer your questions.

Benefits Summaries

CSU provides a summary of available benefits broken down by service unit. View the Benefits Summaries page for your service unit

General Eligibility & Enrollment

Please see FAQ for detailed Benefit Eligibility information. Generally an employee hired for more than six months at half-time or more is eligible for benefits. New employees may be covered as soon as the first day of the month following their date of hire and may cover their eligible dependents. Submission of enrollment forms are time critical and late submission may impact your coverage start date.

Cost of Coverage

Dental and vision premiums are 100% paid by the CSU for employees and their eligible dependents. Health premium costs vary depending on the plan chosen and number of dependents covered. To view current costs, please visit Health Insurance link above.

Employee Discounts and Perks

As a CSU employee you can take advantage of a variety of discounts on services and products. List of Employee Discounts & Services


View the Benefits Reference Guide for a complete listing of phone numbers and websites.