Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment (OE) is the time of year to review current enrollments and elect changes for the following Plan Year, with changes becoming effective on January 1st. Open Enrollment changes can be made anytime between 8:00 am, Thursday, October 31, 2019, through 5:00 pm, Tuesday, November 26, 2019.

Information about Open Enrollment is on the UCnet site located here

 

There are significant changes coming in 2020, please take a moment to review the details outlined below.
Key sections included in this page are:

Open Enrollment Presentations for retirees hosted by the UC Santa Cruz Benefits Office
Health Net Seniority Plus will end on December 31, 2019
UC Medicare Choice New for 2020, UC Medicare Choice is a Medicare Advantage PPO

Helpful Links

Getting help with UC Retirement At Your Service (UCRAYS) and Open Enrollment located here

Retirees: How to make changes using UCRAYS during Open Enrollment located here

2020 retiree medical plan costs are listed on the UCnet page here  

Open Enrollment 2020 Booklet for UC Retirees is located here

UCRAYS: Frequently Asked Questions are located here

 

Open Enrollment Presentations for Retirees

Presented by the UC Santa Cruz Benefits Office specifically for retirees. There is one final live presentation on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

 

November 19, 2019
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Where: Scotts Valley Center, room 1101 (Training Room) located at 100 Enterprise Way, Scotts Valley
See the location on Google maps here

 

Watch a UC Retirees Open Enrollment presentation hosted by the Benefits Office located here 

 

Health Net Seniority Plus will end on December 31, 2019

UC Medicare Choice will replace Health Net Seniority Plus Medicare Advantage HMO. Health Net Seniority Plus will no longer be offered by the University of California, beginning January 1, 2020.

UC Medicare Choice, a Medicare Advantage PPO (MA PPO), a medical and prescription drug plan, will replace Health Net Seniority Plus HMO in the UC plan offerings for Medicare-eligible retirees. During this year’s Open Enrollment (Oct. 31 – Nov. 26, 2019), retirees eligible for Medicare and UC retiree health coverage will have the option to enroll in the new MA PPO or any of the other UC Medicare plans- UC Medicare PPO, UC High Option, or Kaiser Senior Advantage.

If you are enrolled in Health Net Seniority Plus and you do not take action during Open Enrollment, you and eligible family members enrolled in Medicare will be automatically enrolled in the UC Medicare Choice MA PPO on January 1, 2020. If you have family members who are not Medicare-eligible, they can remain in UC Blue & Gold HMO, which will be the “partner” plan for UC Medicare Choice MA PPO.

For additional information, please see the September 2019 edition of New Dimensions located here

  

UC Medicare Choice

New for 2020, UC Medicare Choice, a Medicare Advantage PPO, is a medical and prescription drug plan. The insurance carrier for UC Medicare Choice is United Healthcare. UC Medicare Choice will replace Health Net Seniority Plus MedicareAdvantage HMO.

You may call 1-866-887-9633 or visit https://www.uhcretiree.com/uc to ask if your current provider(s) accept the plan; look up pharmacy benefits; learn about foreign travel coverage and/or view a recorded Town Hall presentation, which goes over the plan benefits.

 

Watch a recorded presentation of the UC Medicare Choice Town Halls

Town Hall presentation in English is located here

Town Hall presentation in Spanish is located here