Employment Benefits



If you are eligible for the City of Richmond CalPERS Health Program, you have 60 calendar days from your appointment date to request enrollment. Benefit enrollment will be initiated during a scheduled New Employee Onboarding in the Human Resources Department.

Below are other opportunities to enroll at a later date if you decline or cancel enrollment, or experience a qualifying life event.

Learn how to Enroll Family Members.

For Cafeteria Plan information, please refer to your Bargaining Group MOU. 

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment takes place each fall. 2020 Open Enrollment ended October 16, 2020. Changes made during 2020 Open Enrollment take effect January 1, 2021.

Access your health information year-round, including Open Enrollment updates, by logging into my|CalPERS, or learn more by visiting Using my|CalPERS page.

If eligible, you can enroll yourself and eligible family members in a CalPERS health plan before the next Open Enrollment when you experience certain life events.

Special enrollment opportunities are available for:

  • An eligible spouse, domestic partner, or minor child requiring health coverage because of a court order
  • New children by birth or adoption, or placement of adoption.
  • New family members due to marriage or domestic partnership registration.
  • Those whose health plan was canceled due to an involuntary loss of coverage (you must provide proof coverage ended).
  • You must submit request within 60 days following the life event.

For more information about special enrollment opportunities, read the Health Program Guide (HBD 120) (PDF).

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