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Open Enrollment

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

Open Enrollment 2019


Open Enrollment is a window during which employees and retirees may change their coverage or add eligible dependents onto their health insurance.

Open Enrollment will begin Thursday, October 25, 2018 PST, at 8:00 a.m. and ends on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. PST.  All changes are effective January 1, 2019.

Open Enrollment information will be mailed to your current address on record as of August 31, 2018. Watch for email messages in October and November.

All Open Enrollment materials will be available through UCnet.

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).

Open Enrollment Informational Presentations 

Date Time Location
November 7th (Wednesday) 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Price Center East Ballroom
November 7th (Wednesday) 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Price Center East Ballroom
November 7th (Wednesday) 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ACTRI Auditorium
November 8th  (Thursday) 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Hillcrest Auditorium
November 8th (Thursday) 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. MedEd Telemedicine Building, Upper Auditorium
November 13th (Tuesday) 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. ACTRI Auditorium
November 13th (Tuesday) 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Hillcrest Auditorium


Open Enrollment Help Desk

Date Time Location
November 6th  (Tuesday) 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Campus Services Complex, Building D in the large Training Room
November 15th (Thursday) 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Torrey Pines Center South, 4th Floor, Suite 400
Note: This page has a friendly link that's easy to remember: http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/openenroll
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.