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Medicare Coordinator Program

Administered by Via Benefits

UC sponsors a Medicare Coordinator Program (MCP) for Medicare-eligible retirees and families who live in a state outside of California.

How the program works

This program offers retirees and their covered family members:

  • Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) account funded by UC
  • More local plans, including Kaiser, where available
  • Choice of plans to fit medical needs and budget
  • Flexibility for family members to choose different Medicare plans
  • Personalized support from Via Benefits

Who’s eligible

To be eligible for this program, retirees and all covered family members must:

  • Be eligible for and enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B
  • Be 65 years old or older
  • Live in a state outside California AND
  • Be eligible for UC retiree health insurance

You are not eligible for this program if any of the following is true:

  • You are a recipient of UCRP Disability income.
  • You or a covered family member are under 65 and eligible for Medicare based on your diagnosis or disability. You and your covered family members will become eligible for this program when all are at least 65 years old.
  • You chose to receive the lump sum when you retired.

Frequently asked questions

The Medicare Coordinator Program works differently than UC’s medical plans for retirees who live in California. Learn more below and from additional frequently asked questions about the Medicare Coordinator Program.

Frequently Asked Questions about the UC Medicare Coordinator Program PDF

Need help?

Contact Via Benefits at 855-359-7381 (TTY: 711), Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PT) or visit my.viabenefits.com/uc. You can also learn more or make an appointment to speak to an advisor at thegrooveviabenefits.com/.