Benefits Voluntary and Flexible Plans

Student Services Building, Room 6381
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone (323) 343-3651 | Fax (323) 343-3662

Various CSU-sponsored group insurance plans are available through payroll deduction to benefits-eligible employees.  Some of these insurance plans require enrollment within the initial 60-day enrollment period in order to waive evidence of insurability up to the guarantee issue amount.  The voluntary insurance plans available are Term Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Hospital Income Protection, Long-Term Disability, and Auto & Home Insurance.   For more information about these plans, please contact the Benefits office, e-mail, or call the providers listed below:

Optional Voluntary Insurance Plans

The Standard Insurance - Voluntary Group Life
The CSU offers employee-paid voluntary life insurance through the Standard Life Insurance Company to all eligible employees. Employees may purchase protection for themselves and eligible family members including spouse/domestic partner and dependent children:
The Standard Insurance - Critical Illness Insurance
Critical Illness insurance is an affordable way to make up the difference between what your medical insurance covers and what you'd owe out of pocket if you or a family member were to be diagnosed with a covered critical illness.
The Standard Insurance - Accident Insurance
Accident insurance helps protect your bank account from the out-of-pocket expenses that come with an injury — whether you're coping with a broken arm or recovering from a serious car accident.
California Casualty (Auto and Home Insurance)
METLAW Legal Plan
MetLaw® plan, offered by MetLife, covers representation for many personal legal services for employees and their eligible dependents. Offered to employees, excluding Rehired Annuitants, Special Consultants, Hourly Intermittent employees and Students. Eligible dependents are covered at no additional cost. Employees that do not enroll in plan during open enrollment or within 60 days of employment will not have another opportunity to enroll in the plan until next year’s open enrollment period. Members are required to remain in the plan for a full benefit plan year. Covered legal services performed by a Network attorney are fully paid for by the plan. Out-of-Network attorney fees for covered services are reimbursed based on a set fee schedule.
ScholarShare College Savings Plan
  • Eligible employees may participate in California's tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan.
  • The plan is sponsored by the ScholarShare Investment Board, an agency of the State of California, and is managed by TIAA-CREF.
  • Earnings in your ScholarShare plan account grow tax-deferred. When you withdraw money to pay for qualified education expenses, you pay no federal or California state income tax.
  • There is no employer matching contribution.
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