Health Insurance Open Enrollment Starts October 26
The annual open enrollment period for changing your health insurance enrollment or plan choice begins on October 26 and will continue through November 17. You can also choose to enroll in Flexible Spending Accounts. Any change you make will be effective January 1, 2024, but if you make no changes your 2023 plan choices and enrollment will continue. Log into UCPath to make changes and here is information about medical plan and dental plan options.
New Benefits for 2024
In our new union contract, Postdocs negotiated for additional health benefits that will start in 2024. These new benefits include:
- Expanded infertility benefits (IVF, GIFT, and ZIFT)
- New acupuncture coverage
- Increased allowance for contact lenses and glasses
2024 Plan Rates
Due to our union contract, we have negotiated low rates for a high-quality health benefits plan that includes your dependents — our rates are about 10 times less than what non-unionized Postdocs pay across the US. For the HMO plan, you pay 2% of the monthly premium costs for the HMO plan (UC pays the remaining 98%) and for the PPO plan you pay 4% of the monthly premium costs. Here are the new monthly costs for 2024, these are changing from 2023 to 2024 so please review when deciding whether to change your plan.