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University of California, Riverside –

Benefits Open Enrollment begins on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. and ends on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Satisfied with your current benefits elections? Not making any changes? Then, no action is required and all existing benefits will roll over to the new plan year, January 1, 2022.

New this year
  • ALEX – your new personal benefits coach – helps you find the plans that fit you best.
  • Learn about the new pharmacy benefit manager for CORE, UC Care, UC Health Savings Plan, Navitus Rx. No member action required.
  • UC’s vision plan pays more towards contact lens costs.
  • New Benefits Open Enrollment deadline: Make your elections by Friday, November 19, 2021 at 5:00pm.
UCR Open Enrollment website
  • The UCR 2022 Benefits Open Enrollment website will be available on October 28, 2021 for valuable information about this year’s benefit plans, and highlights important changes and information employees need to know about their benefit costs and options for the coming year.
Open Enrollment Events and Education

In keeping with the required regulations for social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Benefits Open Enrollment is virtual, including a virtual benefits fair, virtual help desk and an Open Enrollment website.

Open Enrollment Kaiser Permanente Workshop
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Kaiser Permanente representatives will provide a summary of the Kaiser Permanente plan options and answer any questions you might have.

How to Participate


Meeting ID: 904 147 3038

Dial-in: (669) 900-6833

View and share the 2022 Benefits Open Enrollment Kaiser Permanente Workshop flyer.

UCR Virtual Benefits Fair
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The UCR Virtual Benefits Fair features 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 and participate in the live chat feature.

To participate in the Virtual Benefits Fair, please check in at the Virtual Benefits Fair webpage.

View and share the 2022 Benefits Open Enrollment Virtual Benefits Fair flyer.

For more information, please visit the UCR 2022 Open Enrollment website.

UCPath Center Open Enrollment Webinars

Learn more about your 2022 Benefits 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.

Open Enrollment Virtual Help Desk
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 | 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 email and telephone to answer any questions you have about the 2022 Open Enrollment.

Please view and share the 2022 Open Enrollment Virtual Help Desk flyer.

Contact us

For questions regarding Open Enrollment, please contact the Benefits Office via email at