TO: Campus Community 

FR: Cynthia Seneriz, Director, Human Resources

RE: Open Enrollment 2021:  Stay Strong Stay Healthy


Open Enrollment - which begins at 8 a.m. on October 29 and ends, at 5 p.m. November 24 - is your annual opportunity to review your UC benefits and make changes for 2021.  

Across UC, faculty and staff are developing new ways of doing the critical work of the university. UC’s Open Enrollment, too, will adapt to our new normal, with a virtual benefits fair available 24/7 and webinars from UCPath giving you easy access to all the details about this year’s choices and changes.  

UC is offering the same high-quality health plans as last year, with minimal increases in premiums — ranging from $0 to $12 per month. There are a few important changes you should know about, including increases to some medical plan cost-sharing amounts, a new administrator for Flexible Spending Accounts and enhancements to legal insurance benefits.  

Complete details,including the 2021 medical rates, are available on the UCnet Open Enrollment website and Open Enrollment booklets, mailed to employees on October 23rd. Details and links to the benefits fair and other resources are posted on our UCSB Open Enrollment Event Flyer. 

Reminder-To view current enrollments and/or make changes

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 Thank you.