October 27, 2014
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UC SAN DIEGO
(excluding UC San Diego Health System)
The annual Benefits Open Enrollment begins at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday,
October 30, 2014 and ends at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Representatives from the various health insurance plans will be
providing medical plan presentations for faculty, staff and retirees at
the Price Center on Thursday, November 20, 2014. Details regarding
these presentations can be found at:
This year, modest changes will be included in the 2015 health programs. For example, the University is adding coverage for chiropractic and acupuncture services and Blue Shield Health Savings Plan, Core and UC Care are adding the Teledoc program, which lets members talk via phone or videoconference, anytime of the day or night with a U.S. board-certified doctor. Health Net Blue & Gold offers a similar program called MD live.
The ARAG Legal plan will be open for enrollment and the University will be changing aspects of the Health Flexible Spending Account in 2015.
Full details on Open Enrollment choices for 2015 including information on medical plans, premium costs, and tools to assist employees and retirees are available at the Open Enrollment website at:
Open Enrollment is also the time to enroll or re-enroll in Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) which allow employees to set aside funds to pay for health and/or dependent care while providing tax savings. Employees must enroll in FSAs during Open Enrollment to participate in 2015, even if they are currently enrolled.
For questions or assistance with Open Enrollment, please contact the Human Resources Department Benefits Office at (858) 534-2816 or the person in your department who handles benefits information. Health System staff and Health Sciences faculty and staff should call (619) 543-3200.