Open enrollment deadline approaching

To: UCSC Academic and Staff Employees

From: Willeen McQuitta, Director, Staff Human Resources; Pamela Peterson, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Human Resources

Faculty and staff have until Tuesday, November 27, to visit the Open Enrollment website ( to consider UC health and welfare benefit plan changes they may want to make for 2008. A reminder regarding Open Enrollment is posted on the At Your Service website ( Open Enrollment actions will be effective as of January 1, 2008.

It's particularly important for those currently enrolled in the PacifiCare medical plan to take enrollment action during Open Enrollment because their plan will not be available next year. Detailed information about the discontinuation of these plans and options for next year is at the Open Enrollment website: (

A UCSC Open Enrollment Benefits Fair will be held on Thursday, November 15 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Jack Baskin Engineering building. Representatives from all open Health and Welfare plans (including DepCare, the Health Care Reimbursement Account, and Legal), except for Kaiser and the Vision plan, will be there to answer any questions you may have. A limited supply of open enrollment and other plan materials will be available at the Fair.

Questions can be directed to Julie Putnam, Sr. Manager of Benefits and Employment at