Saturday, November 2, 2019


NOTE: The announcement below appears to focus on active employees' plans, not retiree plans.

This year, Health Benefits Open Enrollment begins 8 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, and ends at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. We strongly encourage you to carefully review your coverage and ensure that your benefits for 2020 meet the needs of you and your family members, if applicable.
Here are some highlights for 2020 UC Benefits:
Continued low costs –UC’s premium changes for faculty and staff are moderate, with some members even seeing decreases. Changes to employee contributions for single coverage across all pay bands range from a decrease of $12 per month to an increase of $16 per month. See Employee Medical Costs for 2020.
Changes to prescription drug formulary for UC’s non-Medicare PPO plans – To help keep prescription drug costs and premiums affordable, CORE, UC Care and UC Health Savings Plan will transition from the current Anthem National Drug list to the Anthem Essential Drug list. The Essential drug list focuses on less costly medications with the same effectiveness as more expensive medications.
New Supplemental Health Plans – UC is offering three new supplemental insurance options—Accident, Critical Illness and Hospital Indemnity plans—that pay cash benefits if you experience a covered accident, illness or hospital stay. Visit UC Plus to learn more about all three plans.
For more information on Open Enrollment, please visit the 2020 Open Enrollment website.
UCLA Human Resources is hosting the following Open Enrollment Benefit Fairs:
  • Nov. 12, 2019 at Covel Commons, Grand Horizon Room, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Nov. 13, 2019 at Faculty Practice Group-LAX, Atrium, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
  • Nov. 14, 2019 at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, B Level, from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm.
  • Nov. 14, 2019 at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Conference Rooms 1 & 4, from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
Representatives from UC Health & Welfare Plans will be on hand including Health Net, Kaiser, Anthem, Delta Dental, Fidelity and Optum Behavioral Health, to name a few.

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