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Benefit Eligibility for Faculty (Unit 3) Employees

Faculty (Tenure, Tenure-Track, Librarians and Counseling Faculty)

Must be appointed at least half-time (equivalent to 7.5 Weighted Teaching Units for academic year appointments).

An appointment of more than six months (at least six months and one day).

Temporary Employees (Lecturers or Coaches)

Must be appointed for at least six (6) weighted teaching units.

An appointment of at least one semester.

For more information view Unit 3 Benefits Summary (PDF)

Other Information

Qualifying appointments may be either permanent or temporary.

Effective January 1, 2015, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires the CSU to offer health coverage to employees (and any eligible dependents) that work 130 hours (or 0.75 timebase) or more per month. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage.

New hire appointments that are deemed not eligible at the time of appointment will be reviewed on an annual basis. The employee will be contacted if eligible.

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.

Employees have 60 days from the date of the eligible appointment to enroll in benefit plans. After 60 days, an employee has the opportunity to request enrollment as a “late enrollment event” or during the next open enrollment period.

Dependent enrollment coincides with the enrollment of the employee and supplemental documentation is required. Dependents may also be enrolled due to a “qualifying life event” or during the annual open enrollment period.

Academic year faculty appointed at the beginning of the fall semester are eligible for benefits effective October 1, provided your enrollment documents are received by the Benefits Office by September 27. Academic year faculty appointed at the beginning of the spring semester are eligible for benefits effective March 1, provided your enrollment documents are received by the Benefits Office by February 27. Newly hired (fall) Tenure-Track faculty who begin work prior to the start of the semester may be eligible for benefits September 1.

If you are covered by a non-CSU or government health plan, you may enroll in FlexCash. This benefit allows you to waive your CSU health plan and receive a cash reimbursement.

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