The University will increase healthcare premiums Jan. 1, 2024, for the Blue and Gold, Health Net and Kaiser medical plans available to UC employees. However, our Teamsters contract for members of the CX Unit and UC Merced KM Skilled Trades bargaining units do not allow an increase of more than $25 per month or $300 total over the prior year for each year of the agreement for the Kaiser, Health Net and Blue and Gold plans for employees in pay bands 1 and 2. Your share of the premium depends on your full-time salary rate as of Jan. 1, 2023, the plan you choose, your level of coverage and your location.
Open enrollment runs from Oct. 26 to Nov. 17, and employees may choose a different plan to reduce costs, if desired. See attached Health Plan Pay Band Rates for CX and KM Bargaining Units. These are the rates you should see when selecting your plan Oct. 26-Nov. 17 if you are in Pay Band 1 ($68,000 and under) or Pay Band 2 ($68,001 to $136,000).
When these changes are implemented starting Jan. 1, please check your paystub carefully to ensure that no more than $25 more per month is being deducted from your paycheck for health benefits. Your Union Representatives can help answer questions regarding the changes and ensure that your rights under our contract are followed throughout the process.
More detailed information regarding the changes and details on rate increases for all salary levels is available at the University’s website.
If you have questions that are not addressed on the UC website linked above, please contact your Union Representative.