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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 include in-network access to University of California 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 offers low out-of-pocket costs when you get care from UC physicians and health centers and some other select providers. UC Care gives you three networks to choose from when you need care. Your costs are lowest when you get care from UC 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 the benefit summaries.

Health Savings Plan (HSP)

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

For details, see 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 the benefit summaries.

HMO Options

UC offers two HMO options:

Compare Plans

View a side-by-side comparison of the plans.

 

Compare Your Costs

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:

UC Care
Health Savings Plan
CORE

Check the Boxes

During Open Enrollment:
October 27 – November 18, 2022

  • Consider all your medical plan options. Learn more about all plans that UC offers (PPO and HMO) on UCnet to help you decide which is right for you and your family.
  • Watch a presentation about the UC PPO plan benefits and enhancements.
  • Health Savings Plan members: Start or change your Health Savings Account contribution.
  • UC Care & CORE members: Consider signing up for savings with the Health Flexible Spending Account.
  • If you’re joining a UC PPO plan, check the Anthem provider network.

After Open Enrollment

In December, watch for new ID cards in the mail from Anthem for you and each covered family member. Use your new ID card for medical and pharmacy services beginning January 1, 2023. Continue using your current ID card through December 31, 2022.

If you changed plans for 2023, request refills of any ongoing medication through your current plan to last through early 2023.

    On or After January 1, 2023

    • Connect With Accolade
      Call <<phone number>> Monday – Friday, <<a.m.>> –<<p.m.>> PT, visit member.accolade.com or 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 your member.accolade.com portal or download the Navitusplus mobile app
    • Manage Your HSA With Health Equity (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.