- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
Open Enrollment has begun! Through 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, you can make changes to your benefits or the family members you enroll — just choose your location under "make changes" on the Open Enrollment website.
Highlights of this year's Open Enrollment include low cost increases for most of UC's medical plans and a few important changes, including new benefits eligibility rules for domestic partners, changes for Health Net Blue & Gold and new voluntary pet insurance. Make sure to read your Open Enrollment booklet and visit the website to learn all about your choices for this year.
Even if you're happy with your benefits and don't plan to make a change, make time for a few important steps:
- Enroll or re-enroll in a flexible spending account (FSA). Your other benefits will continue if you don't take action, but you must re-enroll each year to continue your FSA.
- Review all of your plan options to make sure you're still enrolled in the best benefits for you and your family.
- While you're signed in to your benefits account, make sure your personal information is up-to-date and complete.
New resources on the Open Enrollment website
Visit the Open Enrollment website for resources to help you better understand your benefits choices.
New educational videos offer user-friendly explanations of all sorts of topics, including:
- What's Changing
- Cost Scenarios
- Choosing a Medical Plan
- Tax-Advantaged Accounts
- Maximizing Your Benefits
Get started today, so you have plenty of time to make informed decisions about your 2019 benefits!/span>/span>