Human Resources2023 Open Enrollment
2023 Benefits Open Enrollment
September 18 - October 13, 2023
Deadline is 5 pm, October 13, 2023

Learn. Explore. Decide.

The Open Enrollment period for eligible employees will take place from Monday, September 18, 2023 through Friday, October 13, 2023. 

The health and wellbeing of our employees is important, and we encourage you to make sure your benefits work for you. The District is committed to offering benefits and plan options to cover your individual and family health needs.

During the Open Enrollment period, employees may enroll-in, change or cancel Health, Dental, Vision, FSA Health Care Account, FSA Dependent Care Account, FSA Transit, FSA Parking, or Voluntary Benefit Plans such as Supplemental Life Insurance, Buy-Up Long-Term Disability (LTD), MetLife Critical Illness, Group Accident and MetLaw Legal Plan.

Any changes made during the Open Enrollment period will be effective January 1, 2024. 

Online Enrollment for Benefits Plan Year 2024 (actives only):  

  • To access SECOVA online, login from Single Sign-On - MyPortal. This appears under both the Faculty and Staff pagelet.
  • You must elect FSA Health Care and/or FSA Dependent Care annually if you would like to participate.
  • You may participate in voluntary benefits such as Supplemental Life, Buy-Up LTD, Critical Illness, Group Accident and Metlaw Legal Plan.
  • Access the Portal on or after September 18, 2023 but before 5pm on October 13, 2023 to change your benefit elections. For optimal viewing, access the portal using Chrome or Firefox.
  • Eligible retirees, please contact CalPERS at 888-225-7377, or access myCalPERS.

Full details on health plans options are available at  You will have the option to enter your zip code and find out which plan options are available to you. It is very important to find out beforehand if your doctor accepts the plan you select and make sure they are accepting new patients.

For the 2024 election, if no changes are made during the Open Enrollment period, we will carry forward your 2023 elections, except for all Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA).

If you wish to continue enrollment in the Flexible Spending Account programs, you are required to re-enroll online annually. To enroll in Supplemental Life insurance and/or make changes to level of existing coverage, you must elect coverage online via SECOVA and complete the Hartford application online right after you confirm your SECOVA election prior to the deadline of October 13, 2023.  Hartford reservses the right to underwrite the policy. Additionally, if you wish to participate in MetLife Voluntary Benefits (Critical Illness, Group Accident, and MetLaw Legal Plan) for the first time, you must enroll online.  

Important Reminder: When adding new dependents online, you must also submit ALL required documentation such as Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificate (Passport is accepted), and Social Security cards, for all dependents. This should be submitted on SECOVA, or to the Benefits Office no later than 5pm, Friday, October 13, 2023, in order for benefits to be activated effective January 1, 2024. No exceptions.

If you need assistance with Health Enrollment, please email us at; or call us at 650-949-6224.

Open Enrollment checklist and key dates 

Online Enrollment Assistance Sessions

2024 Health Plan Changes Highlight

2024 PPO Plan Designs Comparison

2024 CalPERS Health Open Enrollment Newsletter

Medicare Enrollment Guide

CalPERS Guide for Choosing a Health Plan

2024 FHDA Benefits Newsletters

Important Notices

Premium Assistance Under Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program(CHIP)

How to Enroll with Benefits Online (SECOVA) - Actives 

Notes: SECOVA will be available online starting 06:00am, Monday, September 18, 2023.

DEADLINE: Your online election must be completed by 5pm, Friday, October 13, 2023.

2024 CalPERS Health Benefits Summary

2024 Health Plan Summary of Benefits 

2024 Health Plan Evidence of Coverage 

Contact Information for Benefit Providers

2024 Monthly Contributions for Actives (Contract Employees), Retirees, and PT Faculty

2024 Monthly Rates for Survivors and COBRA Groups

2024 CalPERS Health Programs Full-Premium Rates

Required Documents:

If enrolling a spouse or a child/adopted child/economic dependent the following documents are required:

  • Marriage Certificate (Spouse)
  • Birth Certificate (Dependent Child)
  • Adoption Certificate (Adopted Child)
  • Affidavit of Parent - Child Relationship
  • Copies of Social Security Cards for All Dependents
  • CalPERS Form HBD-12

All the documentation must be emailed to or submitted in person to the Benefits Office.

2024 Flexible Spending Account (FSA):

Take Action:

  • Carefully review all benefits plan options and costs before making any enrollment decisions for you and your family members.
  • When adding dependents, you are required to serve the District with the required documents such as marriage/birth certificates (passport is acceptable), and copies of social security cards for all dependents by the Open Enrollment deadline of 5pm, October 13, 2023.
  • Please contact the vendor directly for questions related to plan specifics.
  • If you have questions regarding open enrollment, please contact FHDA Benefits Unit at 650-949-6224 or via email: We recommend using email as the the best way to contact.
  • Open Enrollment election must be completed online by 5pm, October 13, 2023.
  • The effective date for all changes made during open enrollment will be January 1, 2024.
  • Paperwork received after October 13, 2023 deadline will not be accepted.
  • You may fax your documentation to Benefits Unit via fax: 650-949-6299 or pdf/email

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