Open Enrollment 2021

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View or download UC's Open Enrollment materials:


1 Explore your options

With medical plan premiums increasing, it's more important than ever to understand your choices. ALEX, your virtual benefits counselor, will lead you through a quick and easy Q&A and then provide rates specific to you, estimates of your out-of-pocket costs for care and side-by-side plan comparisons.

2 Learn what’s new or changing for 2024

Find out about premium increases and a few important changes to medical plan benefits. If you're planning to retire in 2024, think carefully about the plan you choose this year.
Medical plan changes  Cambios de plan

3 Check out dental, vision, legal and more

UC still offers dental and vision plans at no cost for eligible employees. Other choices provide extra protection for the unexpected.

Learn more about these other benefits

4 Start saving on your taxes

UC's Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Account (paired with UC Health Savings Plan) allow you to save money tax-free to pay for eligible expenses. Consider how much you should contribute this year. And remember, if you want to continue your Health and/or Dependent Care FSA you must re-enroll.

5 Enroll online

Make all of your Open Enrollment changes on UCPath by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17. Here’s how to enroll using UCPath, and answers to frequently asked questions (for example, how to enroll if you're new to UC, or if you're on a leave of absence).

If you’re unable to make changes online, you can call the UCPath Center for help at 855-982-7284, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Making changes in this way may require paper forms and additional time, so it's a good idea to call as soon as possible.