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Health Care Facilitator Program

Your Health Care Facilitator Program specializes in troubleshooting the use of UC health plans—and coordinating them with Medicare

UC/Anthem contract termination does not affect UC employee/retiree medical plans

Anthem Blue Cross has terminated its agreement with UC Health, including UC Davis Health. If a new agreement is not in place by December 31, 2023, UC Davis Health will be considered out-of-network for (non-UC) Anthem Blue Cross members beginning January 1, 2024.

Per UC Davis Health: This termination does not affect the in-network availability of UC Health facilities and providers for UC employees, UC students with UC SHIP coverage, UC medical residents and fellows in the PPO plan or UC retirees. Their health plans are governed by separate UC-Anthem agreements.

Open Enrollment for 2024

UC health plans will be open for enrollment from 10/26–11/17/2023. Look for your Open Enrollment packet in the mail at the end of October.

The UC Medical Plan Overview (for employees) and UC Retiree Medical Plans presentations will be updated with information for 2024 by the end of October.

2023 UC health plans

Open Enrollment ended at 5 p.m. on Friday, 11/18/2022. Still, you can learn more about UC's medical plans—all year long—using the following resources:

How much? Premiums for 2023:

Where? Regional medical plan availability:

The 2023 UC Medical Plan Availability Tool [Excel] indicates plan availability by ZIP code and county.

Who? Local Davis/Sacramento medical provider availability by plan:

Who else? Search for network providers across California and beyond:

Which? Compare medical plans side-by-side:

How to get more information? UCnet health plan phone numbers and web addresses

Telemedicine as a COVID-19 precaution

Several UC medical plans offer coverage for over-the-phone or web-based virtual visits. Please consider taking advantage of them to reduce your exposure to COVID-19 by staying home.

UC Telehealth Resources

More information: Coronavirus updates for UC employees

Additionally, all UC medical plans offer 24-hour nurse advice lines; see the back of your medical plan ID card for the phone number.

UC considers changes to retiree health contributions

A Retiree Health Benefits Working Group has been formed to provide input regarding reductions and/or changes in strategy toward UC's contributions to retiree health coverage. More information can be found on UCnet.

See the UC Davis Retiree Center site for updates on the Working Group.

UC simplifies retiree health benefits rules

To simplify administration and respond to the concerns of newer employees hired before 7/1/2013, UC changed the eligibility rules for retiree health benefits.

Did You Know?

Most of the medical plans that the university offers to employees and retirees cover 30-day supplies of prescription drugs for a flat copayment. However, if you take medications on an ongoing basis, you can save money by using University of California pharmacies. At UC pharmacies, you can get 90-day supplies of your drugs for two copayments — you pay 1/3 less!

If you are enrolled in some of the Anthem Blue Cross plans (UC Care, UC High Option, UC Medicare PPO); UC Blue & Gold HMO (Health Net) or UC Medicare Choice (UnitedHealthcare):

  • UC Davis outpatient pharmacies (in Davis and Sacramento).

  • Don't live near a UC pharmacy? You can get the same two co-payment deal for 90-day supplies through some plans at certain local retail pharmacies and/or through your plan's mail order pharmacy.

    • UC Blue & Gold HMO (Health Net): Local CVS pharmacies

    • UC Care (Anthem Blue Cross): Local Costco, CVS, Safeway/Vons, Walgreens, and Walmart pharmacies

    • UC High Option (Anthem Blue Cross): Local Costco, CVS, Safeway/Vons, Walgreens, and Walmart pharmacies

    • UC Medicare PPO (Anthem Blue Cross): Local Costco, CVS, Safeway/Vons, Walgreens, and Walmart pharmacies

    • UC Medicare Choice (UnitedHealthcare): Local Costco, CVS, Rite Aid, Safeway, Target, Walmart, and Walgreens pharmacies

Click here for medical plan contact information. Log on to your plan's website as a member to access links to their mail order pharmacy programs.