Effective January 1, 2020, UC Davis Health will no longer provide primary care services through Western Health Advantage (WHA) for UC employees, retirees and their dependents. Making sure members have access to a UC medical center if they choose is a priority for UC. Without UC Davis Health in the WHA network, UC’s WHA members would lose their access to a UC medical center and the vast majority would need to change providers. UC has therefore decided that it will not offer WHA as a health plan for 2020.

WHA members who did not make a medical plan selection during the Open Enrollment period were automatically enrolled in UC Blue & Gold HMO effective January 1, 2020, along with their covered dependents. UC Blue & Gold HMO offers access to UC Davis Health primary care providers and is the UC plan most similar in design and features to WHA.

If you have questions about 2019 claims, please call Western Health Advantage at 888-563-2252. If you need help with transition of care, please contact your new plan.

Please refer to FAQs about the termination of Western Health Advantage for more information about the transition.