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Open Enrollment - See What's New

Welcome to the 2021 UC Open Enrollment

Thank you for visiting the UCR 2021 Open Enrollment website. The Open Enrollment period has ended. If you should have any questions regarding Open Enrollment, please contact

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Open Enrollment Highlights provide important changes and information employees need to know about their benefit costs and options for the coming year. Beginning January 1, 2021, you will see changes to the various benefit plans available to you during Open Enrollment including:

  • Premium and out-of-pocket expense;
  • Minor changes to eligible Over the Counter (OTC) prescription drugs;
  • Changes to advance ordering for prescription refills;
  • Coverage changes to Delta Dental PPO, Vision Service Plan (VSP), ARAG Legal Plan; and
  • Premium increase for Long Term Disability plan only.

For detailed information, please visit the 2021 Open Enrollment Highlights webpage.

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To help select the right benefit plans for you, the Human Resources Benefits Office is sponsoring a Virtual Benefits Fair and Virtual Open Enrollment Help Desk which you are encouraged to attend.

UC Systemwide Virtual Benefits Fair
Ends on Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The UC Systemwide Virtual Benefits Fair will feature informational presentations, resources, and links to exhibitions and plan updates from our various benefits vendors. Participating vendors will also host interactive webinar sessions where you may ask questions.

A one time, no cost, registration is required at your initial visit. Once inside the Benefits Fair Lobby, you may navigate to various links with information about plan changes, medical plan premiums, Open Enrollment communication pieces, and links to additional resources. 

The Benefits Fair Lobby will be accessible until 5:00 p.m. on November 24, 2020.

Virtual Help Desk
Faculty and Staff
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 | Wednesday, November 18, 2020

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - both days

Emeriti and Retirees'
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

To help select the right benefit plans for you, the Human Resources Benefits Office is sponsoring a Virtual Open Enrollment Help Desk. UCR Benefits Representatives will be available by telephone and email to answer any questions you have about the 2021 Open Enrollment.

Telephone: (951) 827-2636 or (951) 827-5086

UCPath Center Open Enrollment Webinars

Learn more about your 2021 Open Enrollment options by attending a one-hour interactive webinar hosted by the UCPath Center. Please visit the UCPath portal to make your Open Enrollment Changes.

UCR Emeriti and Retirees' Open Enrollment
To get information about 2021 Open Enrollment for Emeriti and Retirees, please visit the UCR Emeriti and Retirees' website.
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