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Get Ready for Open Enrollment

October 18, 2021

Open Enrollment is coming! The annual period in which benefits-eligible employee can evaluate current coverage provided by the University of California and explore a range of options for the next calendar year opens at 8 a.m. Oct. 28 and closes at 5 p.m. Nov. 19. UC Merced’s Benefits team can help you be an informed benefits consumer.

You can register now to join an Open Enrollment workshop. During the enrollment period, a new virtual assistant called ALEX can help walk you through the selection process. All enrollment changes are made through UC Path
New features in this year’s offerings include increased coverage for contact lenses and a new pharmacy benefits manager for CORE, UC Care and UC Health Savings Plans. More details will be released Oct. 25.