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Open Enrollment is coming: See what’s in store for 2018

Open Enrollment is coming soon — beginning on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 8 a.m. and ending on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 5 p.m.

Open Enrollment highlights for UCOP

You’ll enroll for benefits online on the UCPath portal again this year — look for the “UCOP employees” link on the Open Enrollment website. Here are a few highlights:

  • Continued low costs — Most employees will see medical plan premium increases of less than $10 a month across all salary and coverage levels.
  • Changes for 2018 — See UCnet for details about a new pharmacy benefits administrator for UC’s preferred provider organization (PPO) plans and a few other changes that may affect you.
  • Ways to manage your costs and stay well — Your Open Enrollment booklet highlights suggestions for lowering your tax bill, choosing the right care, and making the most of your plan’s free preventive care and wellness offerings.

Help and resources

Whether you have questions about your benefits or about the enrollment process, we have answers. Check out your many options for getting support during Open Enrollment:

Open Enrollment Fair

Meet benefits vendors, enter a drawing and get a free flu shot (for employees only).

In Oakland:

Date: Monday, Oct. 30
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Franklin Lobby 1

At UCPath Center in Riverside:

Date: Thursday, Nov. 16
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Outside patio, UCPath Center, Riverside

Interactive webinars

Learn more about your choices this year by attending one of the webinars that will be held every Tuesday from Oct. 24 through Nov. 14, with a final webinar on Thursday, Nov. 16.

For all the webinars listed below:

Access the online presentation via Zoom: https://ucop.zoom.us/j/9517875041 Meeting ID: 951 787 5041

If not using your computer’s audio feature, you can listen to webinar audio by dialing in to 408-638-0968 and entering Meeting ID: 951 787 5041

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 24
Time: 2 to 3 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 31
Time: 9 to 10 a.m.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 7
Time: 12 to 1 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 14
Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 16
Time: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Ask UCPath

Need more help? While signed in to the UCPath portal, click on “Ask UCPath Center” to submit an inquiry. To speak with an associate, call 855‐982‐7284 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST) Monday – Friday.

Tip: To add OP events to your personal Outlook calendar, go to the Link calendar and click on the event you want to attend. When the event window opens, choose the yellow “Export to Outlook” button and then save the event to your calendar.


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  1. Maxine Gerber October 23, 2017 Reply

    Maybe most employees are having premium increases $10 or less, but for UC Care, it’s going up 10%! I’m outraged.

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