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Human Resources News: Medical Plan Change Deadline on March 31, UCnet Website Now Live

February 5, 2014

Changes in Human Resources

In case you missed it, a new structure for the Human Resources department was announced earlier this month. A summary of the changes are included in this story.

New UCnet Website Launched

The Office of the President launched a new website designed to make life easier for faculty and staff members and retirees. The site, UCnet, makes it easier for employees and retirees to keep up with what’s happening at UC, find information about benefits and policies and quickly access personal accounts. It’s also designed to allow users to learn about and engage with colleagues around the system and build a stronger sense of community. If you missed the story about the new site, you can read it online.

Deadline Regarding Medical Plan Change is March 31

If you were enrolled in the wrong medical plan for 2014, you can talk to the benefits office about making a change. UC made significant changes to its medical plan offerings for 2014, and some faculty and staff members who didn’t make choices during Open Enrollment might have been defaulted to a plan they don't want. Or, maybe you learned more about one of the plans and want to change your selection.

If you've used medical services in 2014 and haven't yet requested the change, there might be an option to correct your enrollment retroactively, too. If you think you are enrolled in the wrong plan, contact Leticia Aldama before March 31. You can reach her by email or at ext. 2348. Remember: this only applies to medical plans.

Professional Development Informational Session

Here are the professional development trainings happening this month:

  • Feb. 11 – Accountability
  • Feb. 12 – Customer Service
  • Feb. 18 – Setting Performance Expectations
  • Feb. 25 – Building Skills for Leadership and Empowerment
  • Feb. 27 – Recruiting and Hiring

To register:

  1. Log in to the UC Learning Center using your UC Merced Net ID.
  2. Search for training by name in the search bar on the left of your screen.
  3. Select the course you are interested in, click “register” to see offerings, schedule and location details.
  4. Check the box next to the class that fits your needs and click “submit” to register.

For more information, email hrtraining@ucmerced.edu or call ext. 8247.

Fidelity Retirement and Planning Counselor Coming to Campus Feb. 14

A Fidelity Investments retirement planning and guidance counselor will be on campus  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 14. The counselor is a certified financial planner who can help you plan for retirement and other financial goals. Appointments are 45 minutes long and require registration in advance as spots fill up fast. Call 800-558-9182 or email getguidance.fidelity.com/universityofcalifornia.