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Open Enrollment

Stay Strong and Stay Healthy in 2021

Open Enrollment: October 29 through November 24, 2020

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 29, 2020 at 8 a.m. (PST) and ends on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 5 p.m. (PST). All changes are effective January 1, 2021. 

Ready to enroll? Log in to UCPath to make your selections »

During Open Enrollment...

You may add, change or drop:
  • Healthcare plans
  • Qualified dependents
  • ARAG Legal
  • Supplemental health plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
    • Note: you must enroll in your FSA each year during Open Enrollment
You may not make changes to:
  • Voluntary disability insurance
  • Life insurance


Check out this article on UCNet to get a preview of this year's choices, changes and costs. Vea el artículo en Español.

View frequently asked questions about Open Enrollment »

Virtual Benefits Fair

UC’s systemwide Virtual Benefits Fair is available 24/7 until Open Enrollment closes on November 24. Explore virtual booths with resources, videos and representatives available to answer your questions.

Explore the Virtual Benefits Fair »

Learn More: Webinars and Office Hours

In a milestone for the University of California, all faculty and staff across the system will be enrolling for benefits on UCPath this year. 

Whether you’re new to UCPath or a long-time user, check out a one-hour, interactive Open Enrollment webinar for tips on navigating the enrollment process and an overview of this year’s choices and changes. If you are unable to attend a webinar, please take 10 minutes to watch this video on how to enroll »

Webinar Sessions

Date Time Registration
Thursday, November 5    9 – 10 a.m. Session full
Thursday, November 5 2 – 3 p.m. Register
Tuesday, November 10 9 – 10 a.m. Register
Tuesday, November 10 2 – 3 p.m. Register
Tuesday, November 17 2 – 3 p.m. Register
Thursday, November 19    9 – 10 a.m.    Register
Monday, November 23 9 – 10 a.m. Register
Monday, November 23   2 – 3 p.m. Register

View a recorded UCPath webinar »

Questions about Open Enrollment webinars? Contact

Office Hours

If you have additional questions after attending an Open Enrollment webinar, log into an Office Hours session to get your questions answered by a member of the UC San Diego Benefits team. Please note: Office Hours are not presentations, but rather an open forum to ask your questions. 

Date Time
Tuesday, November 10 3 – 5 p.m.
Thursday, November 12    11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Monday, November 16 3 – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, November 18    9 – 11 a.m.
Tuesday, November 24 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Registration is not required. Click here to get Zoom meeting information for each Office Hours session

UC San Diego Health: Expert Care for Exceptional Employees

We know that UC San Diego employees have choices about where to receive their health care. Now more than ever, staying healthy is key — and good health begins with convenient primary care.

That’s why UC San Diego Health has expanded our network of primary care locations to the neighborhoods where you live and work. You and your family can access our nationally ranked specialty care, delivered by world-class physicians at medical centers with the most advanced technology and services.

You also have other excellent options to fit your needs through our affiliated network, including Perlman Clinic, One Medical and San Diego Sports Medicine, with locations around San Diego County. These high-quality primary care practices offer comprehensive services that are focused on convenience and wellness for you and your family. No matter where you get your care, you will have access to convenient tools such as video visits and online scheduling.

For help switching your care, call 619-543-2273 or visit

Please note: One Medical is a membership-based practice and while most of its members pay an annual fee, UC San Diego has covered this membership fee for employees. Read our One Medical FAQ for more information »


For more information, contact your Benefits Office:
Health: (619) 543-3200; Campus (non-Health): (858) 534-2816
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