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Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009

Open Enrollment Ends at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24

Employees have until 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, Nov. 24, to visit the Open Enrollment website to consider and make UC health and welfare benefit plan changes for 2010. We encourage you to take any actions soon and not wait until the last minute to avoid heavy usage that can cause delays in accessing the website.

Employees need to visit the Open Enrollment website to make any plan enrollment or coverage changes for next year. You may take the following actions during Open Enrollment:

· Change to a different medical plan.
· Change to a different dental plan (California residents only).
· Enroll eligible family members in your health plans.
· Enroll or re-enroll in the Health Flexible Spending Account (Health FSA) and/or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DepCare FSA). Even if you are currently enrolled in these plans, you must re-enroll to participate in 2010.
· Enroll in the Legal Plan.
· Opt out of your medical, dental, or vision plan, or enroll in a new plan if you previously opted out.
· Change participation in the Tax Savings on Insurance Premiums (TIP) program (enrollment is automatic unless you opt out).

If you are satisfied with your current benefit plans and do not plan to enroll or re-enroll in the Health FSA or DepCare FSA, you don’t have to take any Open Enrollment action.

Open Enrollment actions will be effective Jan. 1, 2010.

If you are considering increasing your supplemental disability waiting period, you can do so at any time. Complete the UPAY 850 form and submit it to your local benefits office.

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