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Open Enrollment support for UC employees and retirees
Medical plan presentations and help desks have been scheduled during Open Enrollment for 2019, which will be 8 a.m., October 25th until 5 p.m., Tuesday, November 20th, 2018. Streaming video of narrated presentations will be posted after live sessions have been presented. Open Enrollment booklets will be sent by mail starting on October 19th.
- Employee Presentation and Help Desk Schedule for Fall 2018
- Retiree Presentation and Help Desk Schedule for Fall 2018
Premiums for 2019
- Employee rates
- Retiree rates:
- For those who qualify for 100% of the UC contribution
- For those subject to Graduated Eligibility: 2019 Retiree Premium Estimator [Excel]
Medical plan comparison spreadsheets
Regional Medical Plan Availability: The 2019 UC Medical Plan Availability tool [Excel] indicates plan availability by ZIP code and county.
Local Medical Provider Availability by Plan: More On UC Medical Plans
See the UCnet Open Enrollment for 2019 website for Open Enrollment booklets and more.
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.
2018 UC Health Plans
Here is information that may help you to understand your health plans or plan for health coverage in retirement.
Premiums for 2018
Regional Medical Plan Availability: The 2018 UC Medical Plan Availability tool [Excel] indicates plan availability by ZIP code and county.
For Side-By-Side Medical Plan Comparisons:
- Detailed information on the UC medical, dental, and vision plans
- Videos (<10 minutes each) on health plan topics specific to UC
- In-depth comparison of plans videos are available in the "Presentations for Employees/Retirees" in the site menu on the left.
- Note for Medicare Retirees
Sutter primary care physicians in Davis and Sacramento are not currently accepting new Medicare patients. This means that UC High Option/UC Medicare PPO members who have not seen Sutter doctors before, and who want Sutter for primary care, may need to choose Sutter PCPs in other towns. Alternately, members of those plans could choose a non-Sutter doctor in Davis for primary care, but still access Sutter specialists (some Sutter primary care doctors in Davis and Sacramento are still taking new Health Net Seniority Plus patients).
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); Health Net Blue & Gold HMO or Western Health Advantage HMO:
Click here for a list of 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.
Health Net Blue & Gold HMO: Local CVS pharmacies
UC Care: Local Costco, CVS, Safeway/Vons, and Walgreens pharmacies
UC High Option: Local Costco, CVS, Safeway/Vons, and Walgreens pharmacies
UC Medicare PPO: Local Costco, CVS, Safeway/Vons, and Walgreens pharmacies
WHA: Local Bel Air, Costco, CVS, Rite Aid, Raley's, Save Mart, Safeway, Target, Wal-Mart, 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.