Medical Plans


All current UC medical plans will be available in 2016. UC employees and retirees continue to have a broad choice of plan designs and providers — including UC medical center doctors, hospitals and medical groups — to fit their needs. And UC continues to cover most of the cost of the premiums.

If you're considering changing to a different plan, view the Medical Plan comparison video above and use the Medical Plan Chooser to help you find the plan that best meets your needs. You'll also find details on each plan's web page.

This year, UC is providing several enhancements to some of the plans, including:

  • For those who travel, all plans will cover immunizations when needed for travel.
  • For smoking cessation, Health Net Blue & Gold will add the “Quit for Life” telephonic behavioral coaching program to accompany its current online program.
  • Health Net Blue & Gold will expand the Omada Prevent program for people with pre-diabetes to support those who are at risk for heart disease.
  • Blue Shield Health Savings Plan and Core will add “Oncology Practice of the Future,” a program designed to ensure comprehensive cancer care for its members.
  • Core will add coverage for applied behavioral health services to support autism care.
  • UC Care will add more Ambulatory Surgery Centers providers in its UC Select tier at a $100 co-pay.

Some plans have additional changes specific to the plan. Visit your medical plan's page for the details:

ID Cards

Blue Shield Health Savings Plan, Core, UC Care and Blue Shield Medicare PPOs will provide new ID cards to new members or members changing plans in 2016.

All Health Net Blue & Gold members will also receive new ID cards.

Kaiser and Western Health Advantage issue ID cards only to new members.

For Retirees

All retirees not eligible for Medicare may enroll, under retiree benefits, in the same plans employees are offered, except the Blue Shield Health Savings Plan.

Retiree Medicare medical plans include:

UC now provides retirees living outside California with all family members in Medicare a Medicare Coordinator program.