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Open Enrollment ends Nov. 21 @ 5 p.m.

Open Enrollment ends at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 21, so this is your last week to choose the right benefits for you and your family for 2018. Make sure to read your Open Enrollment booklet and visit the website to learn about your choices for this year, and about a few important changes.

Remember — most of your benefits will continue if you don’t take action, but you must re-enroll each year to continue your Health or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA).

How to enroll — and then verify your choices

  • Look for the “UCOP employees” link on the Open Enrollment website to enroll via UCPath.
  • A “Submit Confirmation” message (“Your benefit choices have been successfully submitted.”) will appear when you’ve completed the process.
  • The day after you enroll, you can see your 2018 elections in UCPath (go to Benefits > Benefits Summary and change the date to 1/1/2018).

Note: The UCPath portal will be offline from Wednesday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 26 for system upgrades, so you will be unable to verify your benefits choices during that time period. The portal will be available again at 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 27.

Open Enrollment help and resources

It’s not too late to get answers to your Open Enrollment questions! Here are resources available to help you:

UCPath enrollment FAQs: For answers to last year’s top questions about enrolling in benefits through UCPath, see these FAQs (pdf).

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

Interactive webinars: Learn more about your choices this year by attending one of the final two Open Enrollment webinars, which will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 14  from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., and on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. See the Link calendar for call-in information.

Open Enrollment Fair: Oakland’s Fair is complete, but UCOP employees working at the UCPath Center still have time to meet benefits vendors, enter a drawing and get a free flu shot (for employees only):

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


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