UC benefits programs offer pandemic relief
To provide relief for people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government issued rules and guidance allowing employees to make changes to their health plan coverage and providing more time to complete certain transactions.
- UC Medical plans: Enroll in new coverage, change plans or coverage levels, or cancel coverage
- UC Health Savings Plan: COVID-19 testing and telehealth services are excluded from 2020 deductibles, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2020
- Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs): Add to, change or cancel 2020 participation — plus, an extended deadline to file 2019 Health FSA claims from 2019
- COBRA: More time to apply, pay for, file claims or file appeals
Eligible individuals may request changes starting June 1, 2020.
Read about all the rules and how to make changes.
Tags: COBRA, COVID-19, FSA, health insurance, HSA