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Open Enrollment Ends Nov. 22; Help Desk From Noon to 2 p.m.

Highlights include small cost increases and some decreases, adding voluntary disability insurance with no statement of health required, added Kaiser locations, and expansion of Health Net Blue & Gold provider groups. A help desk will be staffed from noon to 2 p.m. in Bldg. 90-0026 on Nov. 22. More>

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Open Enrollment Begins Oct. 29; Chance to Review, Change Benefit Plans

Highlights for this year include: less than $6 monthly premium increase for many employees, all current medical plans will be available in 2016, dental and vision care continue to be free, and no rate change for the ARAG legal benefit plan. Go here for more information and to view 2016 rates.

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Open Enrollment Ends Nov. 25 at 5 p.m.

Staff can switch medical/dental plans, enroll in the legal plan and the flexible spending accounts, and add eligible dependents. Changes are effective Jan. 1, 2015. Go here to make changes. More>

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Open Enrollment Information Meeting on Nov. 10

During Open Enrollment, staff can make changes to their health and welfare plans. To assist employees in making decisions about their plans, the Benefits Office is hosting an information meeting on Monday, Nov. 10, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. The meeting will be streamed on the epresence website. Open Enrollment ends on Nov. 25.

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Open Enrollment Ends Nov. 25; Resources Available to Assist

Updates include new videos that explain benefits, rising supplemental disability costs for shorter waiting periods, and Western Health Advantage expansion in northern California. Open Enrollment continues through. Nov. 25.

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Take Five to Make the Most of Benefits During Open Enrollment

All of the current medical plans will be available in 2015, with a few benefits enhancements (including chiropractic care and acupuncture) and no major changes. Open Enrollment begins at 8 a.m., Oct. 30 and runs through 5 p.m., Nov. 25. Go here to check premiums and here to view the results of the recent medical plan survey.

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Open Enrollment Starts Oct. 28; Informational Town Hall on Oct. 21

The University of California’s Open Enrollment period begins on Monday, Oct. 28 and continues until Monday, Nov. 26 at 5 p.m. To help employees navigate changes to and options to 2014 plans, the Lab’s Human Resources and CUCSA representatives are hosting a town hall meeting on Monday, Oct. 21, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. Attendees will learn about the new medical plans and why changes were made, and can participate in a Q&A session. Representatives from UC and participating medical plans will also be on hand. For those unable to attend, the town hall will streamed live here. Go here for more Open Enrollment information.

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Lab Benefits Group Hosts Open Enrollment Info Sessions, 24/7 Webinar

The University of California Open Enrollment period starts Monday and continues through Nov. 20. To assist employees with this process, the Lab’s Benefits group will host a series of information sessions in the cafeteria lobby from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. They will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 31, Thursday, Nov. 8, Wednesday, Nov. 14, and Monday, Nov. 19. A Powerpoint presentation will be available 24/7 on the Benefits website, starting Monday, Oct. 29.

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Benefits Open Enrollment Runs From Oct. 29 to Nov. 20

It comes like clockwork every year: UC’s annual Open Enrollment period. This year, Open Enrollment runs from 8 a.m., Oct. 29 to 5 p.m., Nov. 20. Even if you’re satisfied with your UC benefits, it’s a good idea to use the Open Enrollment period to review your benefits, the plan changes for next year, and basic information like your address on record or your beneficiaries’ addresses. Although the cost of medical premiums continues to rise, there is good news for the majority of UC employees. About 80 percent of faculty and staff across all pay bands and coverage levels will see increases of a few cents to less than $8 per month. Only two out of our eight medical plans have larger increases. Go here to view 2013 rates. More>

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Open Enrollment Ends Nov. 22; Info Sessions Scheduled

To assist Berkeley Lab employees during Open Enrollment (Oct. 31-Nov. 22), the HR Benefits Group is hosting a series of information sessions in the coming weeks and has created a website with links to information on choosing a medical plan, rates, finding a doctor, eligibility, and more. It also includes a webinar presentation on Open Enrollment. A Google calendar on the site lists all the scheduled information sessions. More>

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