Open Enrollment 2012 ends Tuesday, November 22 at 5 p.m.

To: UCSC Staff and Faculty

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

If you haven’t already done so, you have until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22 to make UC health and welfare benefit plan changes for 2012.  We encourage you to take any action soon and not wait until the last minute to avoid heavy usage that can cause delays in accessing the At Your Service website.

Information regarding 2012 premiums*, including information to assist you in considering whether you are getting the best value for your medical premiums, is available on the Open Enrollment web site on At Your Service (

During Open Enrollment you can:

  •     Change to a different medical plan.
  •     Change to a different dental plan (California residents only).
  •     Enroll eligible family members or de-enroll family members who are no longer eligible in your health plans.
  •     Enroll or re-enroll in the Health Flexible Spending Account (Health FSA) and/or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DepCare FSA).  Even if you are currently enrolled in these plans, you must re-enroll to   participate in 2012.
  •     Opt out of your medical, dental, or vision plan, or enroll in a new plan if you previously opted out.

If you have reviewed your 2012 premiums and other options, are satisfied with your current benefit plans and do not plan to enroll or re-enroll in the Health FSA or DepCare FSA, you don’t have to take any Open Enrollment action.

For individual assistance, contact the campus Benefits Office at 831-459-2013.

*If you are a represented employee, medical plan contributions are subject to collective bargaining.  If you have a question regarding the status of any union negotiations, please contact your union representative.