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2018 Open Enrollment


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 Open Enrollment ends on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

"We are pleased that we have been able to keep premium costs exceptionally low for the overwhelming majority of our people,” said Dwaine B. Duckett, vice president of Systemwide Human Resources. “Employees still have an array of choices of high value, high quality plans at low rates — allowing them to improve or maintain their health and the health of their families.”

News/Announcements

  • Deadline approaching: Open Enrollment ends Tuesday, November 21

    A reminder that Open Enrollment will end in one week, with a link to the 2018 Open Enrollment website
  • Open Enrollment is here, with good news and important changes

    Please visit the UCnet homepage to read the article.
  • New! UCR Health – 2018 Open Enrollment

    During open enrollment, consider the advantages of selecting UCR Health as your partner for care.
  • Kaiser Permanente will be hosting a Flu Shot Clinic during the Open Enrollment Benefits Fair

    Flu shots will be offered at no cost on a limited first-come, first-serve basis. Please note: you do not have to be a Kaiser Permanente member to receive a flu shot.
  • Anthem Blue Cross will replace Optum Rx for PPO pharmacy benefits in 2018

    Effective Jan. 1, 2018, Anthem Blue Cross will administer pharmacy benefits for all of UC’s preferred provider organization (PPO) medical plans. For more information, please visit UCnet.
  • Surveys indicate employees and retirees are happy with health plans

    Employees and retirees enrolled in UC-sponsored health plans are highly satisfied with their plans, according to surveys conducted last spring. For more information, visit UCnet/News.

Medical Plans

Choose Well – Live Well

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UCR Health – 2018 Open Enrollment

During open enrollment, consider the advantages of selecting UCR Health as your partner for care.

UCR Health is a team of physicians, specialists and healthcare professionals dedicated to improving the health of you and your family. They are the clinical enterprise of the UC Riverside School of Medicine, so you can be confident that you are receiving the highest-quality care. UCR Health contracts with most health plans, including UC Care and Health Net Blue & Gold.

Core

Core – is a high-deductible catastrophic plan

The administrator of your plan processes claims, creates a network of health care providers or pharmacies and sets clinical policies and guidelines.

Health Net Blue & Gold

Health Net Blue & Gold

Health Net Blue & Gold is an HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) with a custom network of providers created exclusively for UC. The Blue & Gold network includes over 240 hospitals, 9,400 PCPs and 25,000 specialists, and all UC Medical Centers and medical groups. 

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente – California

Kaiser is an HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) with a closed network of providers.

  • You choose a primary care physician (PCP) from Kaiser’s network.
  • The PCP coordinates your care and refers you to specialists.
UC Cares

UC Care

UC Care is a PPO plan created just for UC. The administrator of your plan processes claims, creates a network of health care providers or pharmacies and sets clinical policies and guidelines.

Health Savings Plan

UC Health Savings Plan

The UC Health Savings Plan (HSP) is a high-deductible PPO (preferred provider organization) paired with a health savings account (HSA), a federal tax-free account maintained by HealthEquity, to help pay your out-of-pocket costs.

FSA Account

Flexible Spending Accounts

Open Enrollment is the time for employees to enroll or re-enroll in an FSA if you want to continue the plan in 2018. With a minimum contribution of $180 per year, FSA allows you to pay for eligible expenses on a pretax basis. As a result, your salary is reduced before taxes are assessed, and you pay less in taxes.

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 Medical Plan Rates

You and UC share the costs of your medical plan premium; UC contributes up to 100% of the cost, depending on the plan and the coverage you choose, as well as your Medical Contribution Base (MCB), which is based on your full-time salary rate as of January 2017.

ARAG

ARAG Legal Plan

The legal plan gives you access to basic, personal legal help. The plan provides online, over-the-phone or in-person access and covers specific legal services. The legal insurance plan helps mainly with routine preventive or defensive matters and should cover most legal needs.

Events and Education

 Benefits
 Fair

November 13, 2017 / 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m./ HUB 302 South

The Human Resources Benefits Office will be hosting a Benefits Fair featuring representatives from various benefits vendors. This is your opportunity to ask questions and receive Open Enrollment Information. All faculty and staff members interested in learning more about the 2018 UC benefits and Open Enrollment are invited to attend.

  • Kaiser Permanente will be hosting a Flu Shot Clinic during the Open Enrollment Benefits Fair. Flu shots will be offered at no cost on a limited first-come, first-serve basis.

Open Enrollment Workshops

November 2, 2017 / Noon - 1:00 p.m. / Winston Chung Hall / Rooms 205 & 206
November 6, 2017 / Noon - 1:00 p.m. / HR Training Room, University Village, Suite 208

The Human Resources Benefits Office staff will present an overview of the UC Benefits Open Enrollment changes for faculty and staff. Workshop enrollment is required through the UC Learning Center (LMS).

Open Enrollment Vendor Workshops

November 13, 2017 / HUB 355

Account representatives from each of the following vendors will be onsite to discuss their benefit plans.

  • ARAG Legal: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
  • Anthem Blue Cross: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Health Net Blue & Gold: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Kaiser Permanente: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Open Enrollment Walk-In Help Desk

November 14 & 16, 2017 / 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.
Human Resources Office / University Village, Suite 208

The Human Resources Benefits Office staff will be available to meet with you individually to answer questions and provide assistance in making Open Enrollment benefits changes.

Resources

Videos

UC Human Resources is providing the following videos to help you make the most of your medical benefits:

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