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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

Retiring soon? Attend local Retirement Help Desks!

Ask questions of retirement experts and Health Care Facilitators via Zoom as you navigate the retirement process! Follow this link to see the schedule and register.

Feel free to attend multiple sessions. Your questions will be answeredbut you will also learn by listening to other retiring employees' questions and answers!

If you are not retiring soon, but you want to know more about retiree health coverage: see the Health Insurance After You Retire presentation.

2024 UC Medical Plans

Employee Open Enrollment ended at 5 p.m. PST on Friday, 11/17/2023. Retiree Open Enrollment ended at 5 p.m. PST on Monday, 11/27/2023.

Even though enrollment is no longer open, the HCF Program is here to help you with video explanations of the plans, rate calculating tools for retirees, a tool that shows medical plan availability across California and beyond, and more:

How much? Medical plan premiums for 2024:

Where? Regional medical plan availability:

The 2024 UC Medical Plan Availability Tool [Excel] indicates plan availability by ZIP code and county.

Which? Compare medical plans side-by-side:

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

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

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

Open Enrollment booklets

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.

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.