2023 Benefits Open Enrollment

September 18, 2023 - October 13, 2023

Open Enrollment is your opportunity each year to review your current benefit plan elections to ensure they continue to meet your needs and those of your family. During this time, you can:

  • Enroll in a benefit plan
  • Change or add to your benefit plans
  • Add or remove eligible family members
  • Elect to decline or cancel coverage / enroll or cancel FlexCash
  • Enroll/Re-enroll in annual Health Care or Dependent Care reimbursement accounts (HCRA/DCRA)
  • Update or enroll in voluntary benefit plans
  • Update your beneficiaries and ensure your personal information is up to date
  • If you have no changes to your benefits, your plans will automatically renew for the upcoming plan year (this does not apply to HCRA/DCRA)

If you are currently enrolled in the Health Care Reimbursement and/or the Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (HCRA/DCRA), you must re-enroll in the plan(s) for next year as these plans require an annual enrollment. If you are not a current HCRA/DCRA participant, and wish to enroll, you may do so during Open Enrollment.

The effective date for all changes made during Open Enrollment will be January 1, 2024.

Additionally, the Open Enrollment period  provides the opportunity to explore voluntary plan options such as increase in life insurance benefits (The Standard) or enroll in a Tax Shelter Annuity or Deferred Compensation plan (403(b)/457/401k). These plans do not have an official open enrollment period, however, specific enrollment criteria and deadlines may apply.

For a complete overview of the changes for 2024, visit our CSU Open Enrollment site, review the 2024 Open Enrollment Benefits Guide and register to attend CSU East Bay's Virtual Benefits Fair. 

CSU East Bay's Open Enrollment Virtual Benefits Fair

To compliment your Open Enrollment experience, register for East Bay's Zoom Events 2023 Virtual Benefits Fair. The virtual fair will provide access to new rates, benefit and provider information and an opportunity to ask our Benefits team questions. The benefits fair will be held on:  

Thursday      September 28 , 2023       11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

You'll be able to meet with us and our systemwide benefit providers to answer your questions.

You must REGISTER to attend our 2023 Virtual Benefits Fair. 

Important Information & Reminders For 2024

To Make an Open Enrollment Change

  • Complete your elections via MyHR All Open Enrollment transactions are due in HR/Benefits by Friday, October 13, 2023
  • Benefit Open Enrollment Quick Step Guide
  • Remember, your Open Enrollment election(s) will go into effect January 1, 2024


If there is a discrepancy between this information and the official plan documents and contracts, the official documents will always govern.