CalPERS Dependent Eligibility Verification Project
To: All CSU, Chico State Employees
In an effort to help control rising health care costs, the CSU is working with CalPERS to ensure that all dependents enrolled in a CalPERS health plan are eligible for coverage.
CalPERS has started a Dependent Eligibility Verification (DEV) project. The initial phase of the DEV project includes an amnesty period that runs from now through June 30, 2013. During this specified period of time, we encourage you to review the definition of an eligible dependent on the CalPERS website and identify any dependents currently on your health plan who do not meet the eligibility criteria.
If you are a primary health plan subscriber with one or more dependents, you may have received a letter from CalPERS with further details on the DEV project, including dependent eligibility criteria and an Amnesty Disenrollment Document. This document will ask you to identify any ineligible dependents who should be removed from coverage. If you believe all the listed dependents are eligible, do nothing.
If you have dependents who do not meet the eligibility criteria, you should remove those dependents from your health plan by completing and submitting the Amnesty Disenrollment Document to the Human Resources Service Center (Kendall Hall 220, campus zip 010) prior to June 30, 2013 to allow for timely processing.
Starting in July 2013, CalPERS will require all employees with one or more dependents on their health plan to provide supporting documentation of their dependents’ eligibility for our health benefits. Those dependents who should be removed from coverage will be disenrolled. Coverage may be canceled retroactively.
Amnesty, as used in this communication, does not apply to employer-initiated disciplinary action for wrongful conduct or criminal investigations, if applicable. It refers to allowing employees to disenroll dependents without the coverage being canceled retroactively.
If you have questions regarding this information, please review the DEV project information on CalPERS On-Line at www.calpers.ca.gov > Members > Health Benefits > Dependent Eligibility Verification Project.