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Open Enrollment: What to Know About Your Coverage

Benefits Open Enrollment begins June 1. As a UC resident or fellow, this is your opportunity to make changes to your benefits or enroll in them if you haven’t already done so.

There are no major changes to your medical, dental and vision coverage, which runs July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023. However, there is one minor change that may affect a small number of residents and fellows.

Beginning July 1, 2022, the prescription drug formulary Anthem uses will switch from National Formulary to the National Direct Formulary. This change may affect certain generic prescriptions, requiring that instead of a generic prescription, you receive a brand name medication.

If a current medication you are taking will change as a result of the new formulary, you will receive a letter from Anthem with more details about how to transition it to a covered medication.

Keep in mind that for the vast majority of you, this change will NOT affect your medications. To check if one of your current prescriptions will be affected, go to Anthem’s formulary navigator. You can also view Anthem’s formulary.

If you have questions or concerns, reach out to Anthem.

Review the new hire presentation to learn more about your benefits and visit the Enrolling page to review enrollment steps.