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 — Despite increases in health care costs nationwide, UC’s premium changes for faculty and staff are moderate, with some members even seeing decreases. Changes to employee contributions for single coverage across all pay bands range from a decrease of $12 per month to an increase of $16 per month. See this year’s rates.
  • Termination of Western Health Advantage (WHA) — WHA will no longer be offered as a health plan for 2020. WHA members who do not choose another plan during Open Enrollment will be enrolled automatically in UC Blue & Gold HMO.

  • New drug formulary for PPO plans — All non-Medicare PPO plans (CORE, UC Care and UC Health Savings Plan) will transition to a new prescription drug formulary within Anthem for 2020. Many members will experience no change, but some will be impacted. 

  • New for 2020Supplemental Health Plans complement your medical and disability plans by paying cash benefits directly to you if you’re hurt in an accident, experience a serious illness such as a heart attack or stroke, or are hospitalized for almost any reason. 

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. 26, to make changes.

Changes you make during Open Enrollment (other than enrollment in pet insurance) are effective Jan. 1, 2020.


Retirees will enroll for benefits on UCRAYS this year — here's what you need to know.

Introducing UC Medicare Choice — a new option for Medicare retirees in California. UC Medicare Choice will replace the Health Net Seniority Plus Medicare Advantage HMO. Check out this video to learn more.


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

Flexible Spending Accounts

Don't forget to enroll or re-enroll in your Health or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (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

New for 2020: Supplemental Health Plans that complement your medical and disability plans.

Legal, AD&D and pet insurance are open for enrollment, and dental and vision plans are once again being offered free to employees and eligible family members. Read all the details here: