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Open Enrollment

Find out about Open Enrollment, when you can make changes to your health and insurance plans.

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Open Enrollment is a window during which employees and retirees may change their coverage or add eligible dependents onto their health insurance. Open Enrollment opens on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 8 a.m. (PST) and ends on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 5 p.m. (PST). All changes are effective January 1, 2020.

During Open Enrollment you can:

  • Enroll in or change medical plans
  • Enroll in or change dental plans
  • Enroll in the vision plan
  • Enroll or de-enroll eligible family members (see eligibility page on UCnet)
  • Enroll or re-enroll in Health and or Dependent Care Flexile Spending Accounts - Enrollment into the Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) requires active enrollment each year.

Read the Open Enrollment brochure (PDF). All Open Enrollment materials are available through UCnet.

Benefits Fair

Thursday, November 21, 2019
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Price Center West Ballrooms 

Make your health a priority and join us at the annual Benefits Fair to get answers to your questions and explore your options. The fair is open to all UC San Diego active and retired faculty and staff and their family members. Representatives from the various benefit providers will be on hand to answer your questions and provide coverage options. You can also get a flu shot and other health screenings from UC San Diego Health. 

We will be offering presentations throughout the day. RSVPs are not required, but seating is limited so arrive early to guarantee your spot. View the schedule of presentations and check out a list of the benefit providers who will be in attendance at the Benefits Fair. 

The Human Resources Benefits Unit is also offering informational open enrollment presentations and help desks for assistance regarding open enrollment questions for faculty, staff and retirees. 

Open Enrollment Informational Presentations

Date Time Location
Thursday, November 14 10 - 11 a.m. Price Center East - The Forum Meeting Room
Thursday, November 14 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Price Center East - The Forum Meeting Room
Tuesday, November 19 2 - 3 p.m. ACTRI Auditorium
Wednesday, November 20 2 - 3 p.m. Hillcrest Auditorium

Open Enrollment Help Desk

Drop by to ask your questions and get one-on-one support from Human Resources Benefits representatives. 

Date Time Location
Tuesday, November 12 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Campus Services Complex, Building D in large Training Room
Thursday, November 14 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Campus Services Complex, Building D in large Training Room
Monday, November 25 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Torrey Pines Center South, 4th Floor, Suite 400
For more information, contact your Benefits Office:
Health: (619) 543-3200; Campus (non-Health): (858) 534-2816
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Notice: The information on this page summarizes provisions of university policies and/or collective bargaining agreements. Refer to the Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM) and local implementing procedures or applicable collective bargaining agreement for full text of referenced information.