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Open Enrollment begins Oct. 28

With Open Enrollment approaching, now is a great time to learn about changes to the enrollment period and the new pharmacy benefit manager. 

New Open Enrollment deadline this year

This year’s open enrollment period will start Thursday, Oct. 28, at 8 a.m. and end Friday, Nov. 19, at 5 p.m. For those of you who have been here a while, that’s a change from our usual Open Enrollment deadline of the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. You’ll still have more than three weeks to make your benefits choices and our benefits professionals will have some needed extra time to ensure UC’s systems are up to date for 2022.

New pharmacy benefit manager

Navitus Health Solutions (Navitus) is replacing Anthem IngenioRx as the administrator of prescription drug benefits for the following plans: CORE, UC Care, UC Health Savings Plan, UC Medicare High Option and UC Medicare PPO. As the pharmacy benefit manager, Navitus sets clinical policy and guidelines for medications and for the processing of pharmacy-related claims.

UC regularly reviews the administrators of our health and welfare plans to ensure members receive the highest levels of service at the most competitive prices. After a thorough process, a committee representing faculty, staff and retirees determined that Navitus would offer significant advantages as the pharmacy benefit manager for these UC plans. Read more on UCNet.

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