The 2023 Open Enrollment dates are September 18-October 13. The deadline for processing all Open Enrollment transactions is 11:59 PT on Friday, November 3, 2023. Changes made during Open Enrollment take effect January 1, 2024.

If an employee isn't making changes to their coverage, no action is needed.

Sign up for Employer Bulletins to keep up to date on Open Enrollment information.

Health Plan Changes for 2024

Visit the Annual Health Plan Changes for details on health plan and benefit design changes for 2024.

Dental & Vision

Open Enrollment for State of California and California State University sponsored dental and vision plans is September 18 to October 13.

View Dental & Vision Benefits for details on how your employees can make changes to their dental and vision plan.

Open Enrollment Employer Webinar

The Open Enrollment Employer Webinar took place on September 7. If you missed the webinar, view the recording for information about 2024 health benefits and plan changes.

View the CalPERS Web Walkthrough and A Step-by-Step Guide for Active Members for a review of Open Enrollment resources available online and in myCalPERS.



Forms & Publications

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are lump sum death benefits taxed?

    The taxable portion of the Basic Death Benefit, Retired Death Benefit, Option 1 balance, and Temporary Annuity balance is subject to a mandatory 20 percent federal tax withholding rate.

    The taxable portion of the lump sum death benefit can be rolled over to an individual retirement account (IRA) to avoid federal income tax withholding. Spouses can rollover to a traditional IRA and non-spouse beneficiaries can roll over to an inherited IRA.

    If you received a benefit, we'll mail you a Form 1099R at the beginning of the year that lists the amount you were paid in the previous tax year. You're responsible for reporting the benefit to the IRS with your personal income taxes.