Administered by Anthem Blue Cross

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

Effective Jan. 1, 2022, Navitus Health Solutions is the new pharmacy benefit manager for UC High Option Supplement to Medicare. Visit the Navitus formulary for information about covered drugs and your out-of-pocket costs for specific drugs.

Need more than a 30-day supply of medications due to the new formulary change?

If you are unable to see your provider before a prescription runs out and need authorization for more than a 30-day transition supply of a medication, contact Navitus (the new pharmacy benefit manager) to request a longer day supply. You or your pharmacy can make the request, additional copays will be applied. Navitus MedicareRx Customer Care can be reached at (866) 270-3877.

Learn more about what's new for 2022.

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.
  • Call the Anthem Health Guide to learn about your benefits outside of the United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands, provided through the Blue Cross Blue Shield Global Core® Program. The Global Core service center is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (800) 810-BLUE (2583), or you can call them collect at (804) 673-1177. 

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

All members can expect to receive a new pharmacy ID card from Navitus which you will use to obtain your prescription drugs in 2022. You should continue to use your Anthem medical plan ID card for medical services. You will not receive a new medical plan ID card from Anthem (unless you change health plans).

If you are new to UC High Option Supplement, 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 and a pharmacy ID card from Navitus. 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

2022 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.