Open Enrollment

October 29, 2020 at 8 AM — November 24, 2020 at 5 PM

Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to review your benefits and make changes.


Virtual Benefits Fair
Open Enrollment information on UCnet


Under Useful Links and below, you will find additional resources and workshops pertaining to the upcoming open enrollment changes hosted by the UCSB Health Care Facilitator.


Registration for these workshops is not required. 

Faculty and Staff

Medical Plan Comparison Workshop
Friday, October 30, 2020 
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom link
Passcode: 058202
Call in number: +1 669 900 6833
Behavioral Health Workshop
Friday, November 6, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom link
Passcode: 477820
Call in number: +1 669 900 6833


Retiree Open Enrollment Highlights Workshop
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom link
Passcode: 311551
Call in number: +1 669 900 6833
New to Medicare Workshop
Thursday, November 12, 2020
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Zoom link
Passcode: 917268
Call in number: +1 669 900 6833

YouTube Videos
Click below for pre-recorded videos:


Open Enrollment Welcome Video
Medical Plan Comparison
Behavorial Health Comparison
Retiree Open Enrollment Highlights
New to Medicare


Please visit the UCSB Health Care Facilitator YouTube channel to access all videos.



Please log in to the UCPath portal and submit a question by clicking on the "Ask UCPath Center" button. You can also call 855-982-7284 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. PST) to speak with an associate.


If you are a newly hired benefits eligible employee or a current temporary/limited staff or faculty newly eligible for UC Benefits, we welcome and ask you to watch the UCpath benefits webinars available or the pre-recorded version.  (The pre-recorded version is accessible 24 hours/7 days a week.)  Please be mindful of your benefits eligibility level as there are three different levels

Academic & Staff Employees

  1. Read the UC health and welfare guides
  1. Attend New Employee Orientation, offered on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.

UCPath Pre-Recorded New Employee Benefits Orientation

  1. Visit UCnet for information and tools to help you understand your health and retirement benefits and costs.  You can also access your personal UC account from this website.
  1. Visit myUCretirement to make the most of your UC Retirement System: UCRP and the 403(b), 457(b) and DC Plans.
  1. Visit the benefit plan websites for listing UC health and welfare plan websites.

Postdoctoral Scholars

Benefits for Postdoctoral Scholars are administered through the Gallagher Benefits Services (formerly Garnett Powers) website. For questions about or assistance with enrollment, please contact the UCPath Center at 1-855-982-7284 or by accessing the Ask UCPath Center function via the UCPath Employee Self-Service Portal.

Graduates & Undergrads

Please refer to the CORE Benefits information on UCnet.