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Voluntary Benefit Plans

CSU Voluntary Benefit Plans Summaries

Nationwide Pet Insurance

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

California Casualty

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
To learn more about California Causality's insurance programs, please call 1-866-680-5142 or visit California Casualty. You may enroll at any time.

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California Casualty
Meri Graham

Hyatt Legal Plans

Legal Services

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.

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MetLaw Legal Plans
(Use password 6090190 after clicking on "Thinking About Enrolling?")


Scholarshare 529

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.

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Long Term Care Program

The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) administers the Long Term Care Program. The CalPERS Long Term Care Program offers long-term care insurance to California State University employees and retirees.

All California public employees, retirees, their spouses, parents, parents-in-law, and adult siblings (age 18 and over) are eligible to enroll in this program.

Current policy holders may view their coverage, status of claims, download/print forms and more by visiting CalPERS Long-Term Care.

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CalPERS (Search for "Long Term Care")