Open Enrollment Is Now Open

  • October 28, 2021

This year, the Open Enrollment period for UC’s benefits will be from 8 a.m. on Thursday, October 28 through 5 p.m. on Friday, November 19, 2021. In 2022, UC will continue to offer the same high-quality benefits as last year for faculty and staff, with a few important changes, including increases in medical-plan premiums ranging from $0 to $47 per month.

Highlights For 2022

Meet ALEX

ALEX is a personal benefits counselor — available 24/7 on your computer, phone or tablet — who gets to know you, so you get just the information you need. If you’d like help in Spanish as well as English, check out ALEX Go. Watch your mailbox for the Open Enrollment brochure, which will include a link and QR code to ALEX and ALEX Go. For more information on ALEX, see Frequently Asked Questions in Related Information.

New Pharmacy Benefit Manager

Your plan’s pharmacy benefit manager sets clinical policy and guidelines for medications and for the processing of pharmacy-related claims. In 2022, Navitus Health Solutions (Navitus) will replace Anthem IngenioRx as the pharmacy benefit manager for CORE, UC Care, UC Health Savings Plan, UC Medicare High Option and UC Medicare PPO. You can visit the Navitus website or call the Navitus 24/7 customer-care line with questions. Medicare Members call: 866-270-3877. Non-Medicare Members call: 855-673-6504.

Enhanced Vision, Legal and Critical-Illness Coverage

UC’s vision insurance will remain entirely paid by UC for those who are eligible.  In 2022, UC will increase the allowance for covered contact lens expenses to up to $160 for each calendar year. Premiums will remain the same for legal insurance, with enhanced benefits including more coverage for family services (such as child support and alimony enforcement and child support modification) and increased general office hours. The Critical Illness Plan, one of your supplemental health plan options, will include coverage for Coronavirus at no additional cost.

Virtual Open Enrollment Fair

To help employees make informed choices, Campus Human Resources is hosting a Virtual Open Enrollment Fair throughout the enrollment dates. Representatives from the UC Health & Welfare Plans will host live webinars, offer pre-recorded presentations, provide fact sheets, as well as post flyers on their services, all of which can easily be accessed remotely during the Open Enrollment period. Webinars will be hosted by Health Net, Kaiser, Cal Casualty and Fidelity, to name a few. For a complete schedule of planned events, including webinar-access information, click on Vendor Presentation Schedule (PDF). All UCLA campus staff and faculty are welcome to attend the webinars.


For more information on Open Enrollment and how you can maximize your benefits, visit the UC Open Enrollment website. The site has been redesigned for ease of use on your smartphone, tablet or computer, with a fresh look and layout.