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Pre-Retirement Planning Workshop Series

Whether you’re a long-term employee or just getting started in your career, it’s important to take an active role in planning for a secure retirement. UC offers education and counseling to support you along the way — all available at no cost to you. The UCR Human Resources Office is sponsoring a Pre-Retirement Planning Workshop...
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Open Enrollment

Benefits Open Enrollment begins on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. and ends on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Satisfied with your current benefits elections? Not making any changes? Then, no action is required and all existing benefits will roll over to the new plan year effective January 1, 2023. If you...
Flu Shot Clinics

Flu Shot Clinics at UCR

The HR Benefits Office and Workplace Health and Wellness will be sponsoring Flu Shot Clinics at UCR. This exclusive offer is free for UCR Faculty, Staff, Emeriti & Retirees provided in an open-air location, at the center of campus, near the Bell Tower.

All things COVID-19 as of May 13, 2022

At-Home OTC COVID-19 Antigen tests Anthem members should visit https://www.navitus.com/members/ coronavirus-faqs for information on the antigen tests covered by Navitus. For all other COVID-19 related information, members can login to www.anthem.com/ca. Effective June 1, 2022, Anthem Medicare members can obtain antigen tests under the Medicare initiative as outlined on the appended May 2, 2022 HRB...

Update – At-Home Over-the-Counter COVID-19 tests

Previously communicated , the Federal government announced that Americans can order a total of 8 free at-home (OTC) COVID-19 tests from COVIDtests.gov or the U.S. Postal Service At-Home COVID-19 Tests . If you have already received 4 free tests, you may now order an additional 4 for a total of 8 free tests per household...
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March Update – At-Home Over-the-Counter COVID-19 tests

This is an update to the previous communication s on requirements and guidance for at-home over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 tests that were approved by the Federal and Drug Administration. We are providing an updated chart – Health Plan Guidelines - At-Home Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Test s that addresses the changes on how each health plan will administer...
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Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Information

The information provided below is being shared to bring awareness to the availability of the Federal student loan forgiveness program for all UC employees making payments towards paying off the loan. Please review the information below, visit the links to the program website, and contact FedLoan Servicing at (855) 265-4038 if you have any questions...
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UCPath Benefits eForms Availability

The UCPath Center has streamlined their processes for submitting health and welfare change forms by introducing the Benefits eForms. Using Benefits eForms makes it easier to access and understand the process to make plan changes. Did you know : You are not required to submit a UCPath inquiry via the Ask UCPath icon when using...
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February Update – At-Home Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Tests

UCOP received additional information to follow-up on the previously-sent communication dated January 27, 2022. On February 3, 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced in their website that the Biden-Harris Administration is working on a new initiative to provide coverage for at-home OTC COVID-19 tests for Medicare enrollees in early Spring 2022. For...
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UnitedHealthcare - UC Medicare Choice Webinars in 2022

United Healthcare will offer monthly educational webinars and teleconferences highlighting the UC Medicare Choice plan. The presentations will be held on the third Tuesday of every month, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. for the dates listed below. The goal is to help attendees learn about the UC Medicare Choice plan benefits, services and programs offered...
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Update – At-Home Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Tests

UCOP received additional information to follow-up on the previously-sent communication on January 19, 2022. We are providing a chart – Health Plan Guidelines - At-Home Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Tests that addresses how each health plan will administer the new requirement and guidance for At-Home Over-the-Counter (OTC) COVID-19 tests that were approved by the Federal and Drug...
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Webinar - Millennials Speak

Your succession plan is about to have a big hole in it. Millennials - your mid-career managers, knowledge base, and rising leaders - are leaving job in record number. Join this webinar to hear directly from Millennials.
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At-Home Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Tests

Effective January 15, 2022, the Biden-Harris Administration requires insurance companies and group health plans to cover the cost of FDA approved at-home over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 tests. The following program guidelines can be found on the Health and Human Services (HHS) website : Health plan providers are required to cover up to 8 free at-home OTC...
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Optum Behavioral Health - Conversation Starters Campaign

Optum Behavioral Health has announced a new tool to help parents talk about mental health with their teens and young adults. The tool provides a digital deck of conversation starters with topics as simple as “How was your day?” to the more complex “What would a perfect day be like?” It also includes tips for...
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Retirement Administration Service Center – Open Positions

The Retirement Administration Service Center (RASC) has finalized their department-level structure in support of their new operations model. To improve RASC operations and align resources with the new operating model, RASC will convert 15 contract roles to career positions when the contracts expire on December 31, 2021. All open positions have been posted on the...
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Benefits Open Enrollment for Health Care Benefits is coming soon

Benefits Open Enrollment begins on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. and ends on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Satisfied with your current benefits elections? Not making any changes? Then, no action is required and all existing benefits will roll over to the new plan year, January 1, 2022. New this year...
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HealthNet Webinar - Keeping Your Lungs Healthy

As COVID-19 virus continues to mutate and spread across the globe, its most common and often most dangerous symptom is the effects on the respiratory tract. COVID-19 and variants, attack the lungs causing coughing and mild to severe shortness of breath. And it has been a harsh reminder of the importance of lung health. Our...

Health Net Webinar - Back to School, Parenting, and the Pandemic Age

With so much uncertainty, we thought this topic couldn’t have been more timely as kids are returning to school. Parenting is…Rewarding? Exhausting? An art? A science? There are so many ways to go here! A lot of us may be feeling ill-equipped as parents these days, as we try to manage our own stress and...
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Anthem – UC Health Partnership with Anthem and Octave to Improve Behavioral Health Access

UC Health is partnering with Anthem Blue Cross to promote a behavioral health provider organization called Octave to address the need for accessible, high-quality mental health care. Octave is a modern behavioral health practice that provides evidence-based, outcome-driven care that’s personalized for each patient. It can also address a wide range of mental health needs...
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Payers as Partners in Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a highly prevalent – yet preventable – cause of death. In the United States, approximately 130 Americans end their lives each day – one death every 11 minutes – making it one of the top 10 causes of death. To put that number in perspective, there are two and a half more deaths...
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