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WHAT TO DO DURING OPEN ENROLLMENT

What You Need to Know

UC offers a range of health plan options to eligible UC employees and non-Medicare retirees and their eligible family members. Visit UCnet for more information about the UC medical plan options and details about who is eligible for coverage.

If you are retired or planning to retire from the university and you or a family member will become Medicare-eligible in 2023, take a look at the UC Medicare Supplement PPO options available to you.

Consider Your Options

All UC PPO plans and the UC Blue & Gold HMO include in-network access to University of California Health’s academic health centers and providers. So no matter which plan you choose, you’ll have access to top-ranked, innovative care across California. Explore UC Health providers.

UC Care

A medical plan that is designed especially for UC employees and non-Medicare retirees that gives you three networks to choose from when you need care. Your costs are lowest when you get care from UC physicians and health centers and other select providers. You have the option to see any provider within the extensive Anthem Preferred network. And you have the option to choose an out-of-network provider, but your out-of-pocket costs will be higher. Prescription drug coverage is also included.

For details, see uchealthplans.com and the benefit summaries.

Health Savings Plan (HSP)

Part health plan, part savings account, the Health Savings Plan can add real value for you. The plan includes a yearly contribution from UC of either $500 for self-only coverage or $1,000 for family coverage into a Health Savings Account (HSA) for you to use for health care expenses. Prescription drug coverage is also included.

For details, see uchealthplans.com and the benefit summaries.

CORE

A high-deductible medical plan with no cost to employees for coverage. You pay only for the care you receive. Prescription drug coverage is also included.

For details, see uchealthplans.com and the benefit summaries.

HMO Options

UC offers two HMO options:

Compare UC Employee PPO Plans

View a side-by-side comparison [PDF] of the PPO plans.

 

MORE TO EXPLORE

Watch these videos to learn more about the PPO plans:

Introduction to Accolade

UC PPO Plans Open Enrollment 2023

Understanding the Health Savings Account

Monthly Costs for Enrollment

What you pay for coverage depends on the plan you choose, your salary band and the family members you cover.

See paycheck contributions for all plans.

Explore Providers

All the PPO plans give you choices for care, including UC Health providers and the extensive Anthem network.

UC Health Providers

All UC PPO plans include in-network access to UC health centers and providers. So no matter which plan you choose, you’ll have access to top-ranked, innovative care across California. Learn more about UC Health providers.

Anthem Providers

Current UC PPO plan members: Log in to anthem.com/ca and select Find Care under the Care menu option.

Prospective UC PPO plan members: Use the links below to explore providers by plan:

UC Care
Health Savings Plan
CORE

Check the Boxes

During Open Enrollment:
Oct. 27 – Nov. 18, 2022

  • Watch a presentation about the new partnership with Accolade Health Care Advocate.
  • Call Accolade starting Nov. 1 at (866) 406-1182 (Monday–Friday, 5 a.m.–8 p.m. PT) to learn more about their services and how they advocate for PPO members.
  • Watch a presentation about the UC employee PPO plan benefits and updates for 2023.
  • If you’re joining a UC PPO plan, check the Anthem provider network.
READY FOR MEDICARE?

If you or a family member will be transitioning to Medicare in 2023, watch this video describing how your benefits will be affected.

 

After Open Enrollment

  • In December, watch for new ID cards in the mail from Anthem for you and each covered family member. Remember to use the new ID card beginning Jan. 1, 2023.
  • If you changed plans for 2023, request refills of any ongoing medication through your current plan to last through early 2023.
  • If you haven’t yet, watch a presentation about the new partnership with Accolade Health Care Advocate.

On or After Jan. 1, 2023

  • Connect With Accolade
    Call (866) 406-1182, Monday–Friday, 5 a.m.–8 p.m. PT, visit member.accolade.com and download the Accolade mobile app. On your first visit, enter details from your medical plan ID card. This will allow your Accolade Health Assistant to answer your benefits questions, connect you to in-person and virtual care and help with billing questions.
  • Register With Navitus (Prescription Drugs)
    Visit the secure Navitus member portal through single sign-on via Accolade or download the Navitusplus mobile app.
  • Manage Your HSA With HealthEquity (Health Savings Plan)
    Health Savings Plan members: Register with HealthEquity to view and manage your Health Savings Account balance.
  • Confirm Your Benefit Deductions
    Check your first paycheck in January to confirm your benefit deductions are accurate. Contact UCPath with any questions or corrections.
New Members

If you have a new family doctor, make an appointment for an office visit to get to know each other and to review your current health and health history. Work with your former doctor or behavioral health provider to transfer your medical records to your new doctor.