Administered by Anthem Blue Cross

UC High Option is a Medicare supplement plan, covering costs Medicare does not cover.

How the plan works

  • You must use Medicare providers; providers who accept Medicare assignment cost less.
  • For services covered by Medicare, Medicare benefits are primary and then the benefits of this plan are calculated to coordinate up to the Medicare allowed amount.
  • You pay the deductible ($50 per member) for the non-Medicare-covered services that the plan covers.
  • Behavioral health benefits are provided by Medicare and Anthem Blue Cross. Members are covered for outpatient services not covered by Medicare from all in- and out-of-network licensed behavioral health providers, including psychiatrists, psychologists, MFTs and MFCCs. Please check with your provider to be sure they are available under this plan. 

Best fit for you if:

  • You are willing to pay higher premiums for nearly 100% coverage
  • You want direct access to Medicare providers without the need for referrals

ID cards

If you are new to UC High Option, you and each of your family members will get an ID card from Anthem Blue Cross that you can use to access medical care and behavioral health services. You may also print a copy of your ID card from the Anthem website or call Anthem (844-437-0486) to request your ID number.

Plan costs

Retiree plan costs chart»

Moving outside California?

UC offers a Medicare Coordinator Program (administered by Via Benefits) to retirees and to families whose members are all eligible for or enrolled in Medicare and live in a state outside California.