What's Great About Chico State?

“I love the beauty in the variety of trees and the creek running through campus. This campus has been a second home to me since the summer after my sophomore year of high school. I have been here continually through Upward Bound, Summer Bridge/EOP, a college student earning my Bachelor’s degree, and a Research Foundation employee. Then after a year and a half off campus, I was so excited to come back as a State Employee / staff member. I appreciate all the people I have met along the way and the friendships I have made!”

Brenda Berry,
Human Resources Assistant

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Enrollment & Eligibility


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To be eligible for medical coverage:

  • An employee must be appointed at least half-time (equivalent to 7.5 Weighted Teaching Units for academic year appointments) for more than six months, or:
  • If employed in a R03 Lecturer or Coach Academic Year position, employee must be appointed for at least six (6) weighted teaching units for at least one semester, or two or more consecutive quarter terms.
  • Qualifying appointments may be either permanent or temporary.

Once an employee has acquired eligibility and has enrolled in a plan, he/she may continue enrollment during subsequent continuous appointments of at least half-time regardless of the duration of new appointment.

Effective date of coverage

Eligible employees must enroll in a medical plan within sixty (60) days of employment, or reemployment if there has been a break of service of more than thirty (30) days.  The standard effective date for coverage is the first of the month following the receipt of a signed enrollment document in the Benefits unit.

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