Eligibility

Eligible Appointments

Ineligible Appointments

Eligible Dependents

Ineligible Dependents

Eligible Appointments

You are eligible for benefits if you fall under one of the following criteria:

Staff:

  • Appointment with length of more than 6 months and timebase of half-time or more.

Instructional Faculty:

  • 12-month or Academic Year appointment with length of more than 6 months and minimum 7.5 weighted teaching units.

Lecturer or Coach:

  • 12-month appointment with length of more than 6 months and minimum 7.5 weighted teaching units.

or

  • AY appointment for minimum of one semester and 6 weighted teaching units.
 

*Remember, regardless if employed as a staff member or faculty member, qualifying appointments can be either permanent or temporary.

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Ineligible Appointments

The Chancellor's Office describes the following criteria as being ineligible for benefits:

  • Intermittent employees
  • Student assistants
  • Graduate assistants
  • Faculty employed solely to teach summer session, extension, or intersession
  • Any employee paid from funds not controlled by the California State University or from revolving or similar funds from which a regular California State University premium payment cannot be made

If you are ineligible for benefits, you still have options for health coverage. The following link is to a publication for individuals who may be ineligible. Ineligible for CSU Coverage

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Eligible Dependents

Spouse

  • You may enroll your legally married spouse.
  • A copy of your marriage certificate is required.

Domestic Partner

  • You may enroll your legally registered domestic partner.
  • You will need to submit a copy of your Declaration of Domestic Partnership.
  • Please refer to the CalPERS website for specific information regarding the enrollment of domestic partners and the associated tax implications.

Children

  • Natural born, adopted, domestic partner's, or stepchildren up to age 26.
  • A copy of the birth certificate is required.

Certified Disabled Dependent Children Over Age 26

Dependent in a Parent-Child Relationship

  • Another person's child under age 26 may be eligible for coverage if a parent-child relationship exists and the employee is considered the primary care parent.
  • An Affidavit of Parent - Child Relationship form must be filed prior to enrollment and must be updated upon request.
  • A copy of the birth certificate is required.

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Ineligible Dependents

The following is a list of some of the individuals who are not eligible to be covered under your benefit coverage:

  • Children age 26 or older
  • Disabled children over age 26 who were never enrolled or who were deleted from coverage
  • Former spouses/registered domestic partners
  • Children of former spouses/registered domestic partners
  • Grandparents
  • Parents

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If there is a discrepancy between this information and the official plan documents and contracts, the official documents will always govern.