Open enrollment begins Thursday, October 29

To: UCSC Staff and Faculty

From: Pamela Peterson, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Personnel; Charlotte Moreno, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Staff Human Resources

The University of California Office of the President has released information regarding health insurance rates and Open Enrollment for 2010. This information may be found on the At Your Service website.

Open Enrollment begins at 8 a.m., Thursday, October 29, and ends at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24. You will receive your Open Enrollment booklet at your home address this week. Full details on your health insurance choices for 2010 are available at the Open Enrollment website on At Your Service. The site includes information about UC's health and welfare plans, eligibility for coverage, summaries of plan changes, medical plan costs, and much more.

If you are satisfied with your current coverage, you do not need to take any action. However, employees wishing to participate in a Flexible Spending Account must enroll or re-enroll for 2010.

Please note that you will not be able to begin the Open Enrollment process and make changes on the website until 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 29, and your ability to make changes will end at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24 (Pacific Time). All changes will be effective January 1, 2010.

Questions regarding Open Enrollment may be directed to the campus Benefit's Office.