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University of California Health (UCH), which comprises the UC health system and is distinct from Systemwide Human Resources, will distribute an anonymous and confidential survey to a random selection of employees (non-represented and represented) across UC locations. There will be two rounds of survey invitations — the first in mid-January 2023 and the second sooner after in mid-late January.

If you are selected and agree to participate, your feedback will offer important insights into the medical care needs and experiences of UC faculty and staff. Participation is anonymous and completely voluntary and your employment, benefits or other standing at the University of California will not be impacted in any way by your participation or lack of participation in this survey.

Important information about this research

  • Email invitations to participate in the survey will be sent in mid-January 2023 from the email address: ucmedicalplanresearch@ucop.edu.
  • This is a legitimate research effort sponsored by the UCH Self-Funded Health Plans team under the direction of Laura Tauber, Executive Director. This team is distinct from Systemwide Human Resources.
  • This survey is being conducted by Greenwald Research, a third-party research firm that adheres to strict standards for privacy and quality. If you have any questions about Greenwald Research, please contact their Chief Research Officer at 1-800-458-4516, extension 113. For more information about their privacy policy, please visit https://greenwaldresearch.com/privacy-policy/
  • If you have questions about this survey and would like a response from UC, please email ucmedicalplanresearch@ucop.edu.
  • All survey responses will be kept anonymous and confidential. Results will be reported in combination with others only. UC will not have access to your survey responses in connection with any personal information that could identify you.
  • Approximately 42,000 University of California employees will be randomly selected to receive an invitation to take this survey. This includes employees that are covered through UC health insurance and those that have opted out of UC coverage.
  • The survey should take most UC employees 15 to 20 minutes to complete, though some may find it takes longer. It includes questions about your experience with your medical insurance plan provided by UC and your use of various medical care services and providers. There are also some questions about your attitudes and general background. Each question is voluntary and options are provided if you do not feel comfortable answering any particular questions.
  • Results will not be published and are for quality improvement and market research only.

A small number of survey participants may be contacted via email during Q1 of 2023 and invited to participate in an interview to learn more about their experience with their UC health plan or why they opted out of UC coverage. Participants will be invited to participate in either a one-on-one phone interview or a virtual focus group. The email invitations will come from ‘University of California Health ucmedicalplanresearch@ucop.edu’ and participants will be compensated for their time.

Example email screenshot

UCH email example: Subject line: UC Health values your input! ¡UC Health valora su opinión! Email opens with "For Spanish, scroll down/ Para español, desplazar hacia abajo," and contains a link to take the survey: "https://us1se.voxco.com/SE/1229/UCA004/?p=" The email is signed by Laura Tauber, Executive Director, Self-Funded Health Plans

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