open enrollment

Your guide to Open Enrollment

Resources and links to information on benefits changes

October 31, 2023
Author: UCR News
October 31, 2023

Open Enrollment, UC employees' opportunity to enroll in the right benefits, started on Oct. 26 and extends through Nov. 17 at 5 p.m.

Health care costs — and medical plan premiums — are increasing nationwide, including for UC. 

Monthly premium costs for employees are increasing: 

  • For UC Blue & Gold HMO, by around 15% for coverage that includes a spouse or spouse and children, and up to 18% for employee-only coverage
  • For Kaiser, by around 26% for self-coverage or coverage for the employee and children, up to 74% for coverage of the employee and spouse
  • For UC Care, by around 22% for coverage of employee and spouse, up to 26% for employee-only coverage
  • For UC Health Savings Plan, by around 156% for coverage of employee and child(ren), up to 193% for employee and spouse coverage 

Read more about the changes at UCnet.

Message from Cheryl Lloyd, vice president of Systemwide Human Resources, about significant increases in medical plan premiums for 2024.

UC Riverside Human Resources is offering a number of resources including webinars and on-campus events. Find out more here.

The UC Riverside Benefits, Health, and Wellness Fair will be held Nov. 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bell Tower.

The UCR 2024 Benefits Open Enrollment website for faculty and staff is available to access valuable information about this year’s benefit plans, and highlights important changes and information faculty and staff will need to know about their benefit costs and options for the coming year.

UCR Faculty and Staff Open Enrollment Presentation – a pre-recorded presentation filled with information, updates, rates, and plan changes

2024 Open Enrollment Benefit Plan Options

Postdoc Benefits Open Enrollment Website

UCnet Open Enrollment Website

2024 Medical plans employee costs chart

Open enrollment medical plans comparison chart

How to Enroll via the UCPath portal

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about rising medical plan premiums

Information for retirees