Health Benefits Unit

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm a new employee. When do my health benefits start?

Under CalPERS' 60/90 rule, in order to have your new health benefits effective the first of the month after your hire date, you must submit your health benefits paperwork within 60 days after being hired. If you do not, then you must wait 90 days, or January 1 following the Open Enrollment period, whichever comes first.