Welcome to Open Enrollment

This year’s Open Enrollment brings good news about costs, and a few important changes. Here are some highlights:

  • Continued low costs — Most faculty and staff will see medical plan premium increases of less than $6 per month. UC will continue to adjust premiums by pay level to ensure costs are distributed fairly, and to offer dental and vision plans for you and your family at no cost to faculty and staff. See this year’s rates.
  • Good news for domestic partners — If you are in a domestic partnership, you may have more options for enrolling your family members in health and welfare coverage next year
  • Changes for Health Net Blue & Gold – The plan has a new name, UC Blue & Gold HMO. Health Net will continue to offer medical benefits for Blue & Gold, and will begin providing behavioral health benefits, as well, through Managed Health Network (MHN), a Health Net company. See the UC Blue & Gold HMO page for information about the transition, and a few other changes for Blue & Gold.
  • We love our pets! Protect your pets with UC’s new voluntary pet insurance. 

Explore this website to find more information about these changes and your benefits plans. Then, sign into your personal account to make your changes. You have until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, to make changes.

Changes you make during Open Enrollment (other than enrollment in pet insurance) are effective Jan. 1, 2019.

Domestic Partnership

Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, UC will offer access to health and welfare benefits based on the same eligibility criteria for all domestic partners, so you may have more options for enrolling your family members in health and welfare coverage during Open Enrollment. 


Look for more videos throughout the site to help you choose and use your benefits wisely.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Open Enrollment is the time for employees to enroll or re-enroll in a Flexible Spending Account — the Health FSA and/or the DepCare FSA. The Health FSA includes a feature that lets you carry over unused funds to the next plan year. Watch a video about tax-advantaged accounts.

Read more about UC's FSAs »

Other Benefits

The legal and AD&D plans are open for enrollment, and dental and vision plans are once again being offered free to employees and eligible family members. New for this year, UC is offering voluntary pet insurance through Nationwide! Read all the details here: