Oct 182018

The 2019 health benefits open enrollment period will run from October 25-November 20, 2018. This is the period during which you can make changes to enrollment and plan choices for medical, dental and vision plans. If you are already enrolled and do not wish to make any changes, no action is required. For any questions about open enrollment or benefits in general, contact us at uaw5810@uaw5810.org or 510-845-5726.

Plan Options and Costs
Because of our union, we have maintained a high-quality benefits package for all Postdocs and dependents at very low cost (~10X cheaper than Postdocs at similar institutions). There are two medical plan options (HMO and PPO) and two dental plan options (HMO and POS), see here for details about the plans and here for the plan costs. To view your current benefit choices and make changes during the open enrollment period, click here.

New for 2019: Enrolling Domestic Partners
In response to requests from our union and other UC employees, UC has changed its eligibility rules so that all UC employees are able to enroll a domestic partner and their partner’s eligible dependents upon meeting certain criteria. See here for more details and email us if you have any questions.

Join the Union!
Supporting our union as a member is essential to protecting and improving quality, affordable health benefits and other rights moving forward. If you are not currently a Postdoc Union member, you can join using this online form. Together we are stronger!

2018 Open Enrollment Meeting Schedule
See below for a schedule of informational meetings held by Garnett-Powers (UC's health plan administrator) as well as links to join a webinar.

UC San Francisco
11/1/2018, 10:00 AM – Mission Bay, Genentech South, Room 261
11/1/2018, 3:00 PM – Parnassus, Nursing Building, N-721 Auditorium

UC Riverside
11/1/2018, 11:00 AM – University Office Building 145

UC Berkeley
11/2/2018, 9:30 AM – International House, Sprouls Rooms

UC Merced
11/5/2018, 1:30 PM – KL 362 (in the Library)

UC Santa Cruz
11/6/2018, 12:00 PM – 300 Biomedical Sciences

Berkeley Lab
11/7/2018, 10:30 AM – Building 66, Room 317

UC Los Angeles
11/8/2018, 1:00 PM – Boyer Hall, Room 159

UC Santa Barbara
11/8/2018, 9:30 AM – Social Sciences & Media Studies, Room 2135

Open Enrollment Online Meeting
11/14/2018, 10:00 AM – Registration for WebEx
11/15/2018, 3:00 PM – Registration for WebEx