Voluntary Benefit Plans
Nationwide Pet Insurance
New pet health insurance gives you the freedom to use any vet, anywhere, including specialist and emergency providers. Nationwide is offering two benefit option for your pets. This insurance can cover your pet's accidents, illness and even preventative care and wellness services. Plans are available for dogs, cats, birds, small mammals and exotics (such as reptiles).
For more information or to enroll, please call 1-877-738-7874 or visit www.petinsurance.com/calstate.
Group Critical Illness -Group Critical Illness Insurance provides a lump-sum payment to cover out-of-pocket medical expenses and costs associated with life changes following the diagnosis of a covered critical illness. In addition, there are cash benefits for specified health screenings. You and/or your spouse/registered domestic partner must be between the ages of 18-64 and enrolled in a health insurance plan to participate in this plan. Group Critical Illness Insurance Brochure
Accident Insurance -
Accidents can happen when least expected, and while they can’t always be prevented, you can have the financial support to make your recovery less expensive and stressful. Accident Insurance can help with out-of-pocket expenses such as deductibles, copays, transportation to medical centers, and more.Accident Insurance Brochure
California Casualty Group Auto, Home & Renter's Insurance
California Casualty provides group rates and exclusive benefits for CSU employees including:
- Several payment plan options
- 24/365 Emergency Claims Service
- $3,000 personal property on campus coverage
- Boat, earthquake, flood, personal umbrella, pet, recreational vehicle, and snowmobile insurance options
- Renter's insurance
Request a quote at www.readyforquote.com/chrisnAuto, Home & Renter's Insurance Brochure
METLAW is a legal services benefit offered by Hyatt Legal Plans, a MetLife® company, providing access to legal services.
The plan covers representation for many personal legal services for you and your eligible dependents (eligible dependents include spouse or domestic partner and unmarried dependent children up to age 23).
View the CSU MetLaw brochure here: MetLaw brochure
To enroll, employees must contact MetLaw directly within sixty (60) days of date of hire or during an Open Enrollment periods.
Already Enrolled and Looking for an Attorney? Use this link.
MetLaw Legal Plans
ScholarShare is a state-sponsored, tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan that's helping families and individuals plan for the cost of higher education. It's available to any citizen or tax payer. And just about anyone can help contribute including Grandparents, other family members and friends.
In California, this type of savings plan is not a pre-tax deduction from your paycheck. Any earnings grow free from federal tax, and many states offer a state income tax deduction or tax credit for contributions. Limitations apply. See the Disclosure Booklet for details.
To get started, create an account online and then fill out the State Direct Deposit Allocation form. Need more information, visit their website or call them Monday thru Friday, 8:00am to 7:00pm Pacific Time.
Long Term Care Program
CalPERS has currently suspended open enrollment in their Long-Term Care program due to the uncertainty in the long-care term market and is no longer accepting applications. CalPERS has released information on how current Long-Term Care Policyholders will be impacted by a 52% rate increase, along with details of members eligible for an award settlement in their current Class Action Lawsuit. Additional information can be found on the Long Term Care website: CalPERS Long-Term Care.