Introducing Medicare office hours and webinars

As the transition to Medicare can be complicated, the UC Retirement Administration Service Center (RASC) now offering weekly office hours and monthly webinars on Medicare. Through April, retirees and prospective retirees can register for these sessions, ask questions, and get answers. Registration is required, and repeat attendance is encouraged!

Weekly Medicare office hours

Every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. (PT) through April, retirees and those who are retiring can join sessions with RASC to ask questions and receive support. Private one-on-one breakout rooms are available for personalized assistance.

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Understanding Your Medicare Eligibility – Medicare Presentation with Q&A

On March 28 and April 25, 2024 (the fourth Thursday of the month) from 10-11 a.m. (PT), RASC subject matter experts will lead an educational webinar tailored for UC retirees approaching Medicare entitlement or currently on Medicare. Each session will feature a question-and-answer period, with the opportunity to join a private one-on-one breakout room if you prefer.

To register, visit

Please note that registration is required and capped at 300 attendees. If you cannot join, please be sure to cancel your attendance so others can join.

Enrolling in Medicare

What to Do if You're Enrolling in Medicare

Plans for Retirees with Medicare

Medicare Fact Sheet

Retiree Medical Plan Costs

If you’ll turn 65 in the next calendar year, it's time to make some decisions. If you'll be enrolled in UC retiree benefits when you become eligible for Medicare, review your Medicare medical plan options during Open Enrollment. The Medicare version of your current plan may have different benefits, doctors, service areas and behavioral health providers than the non-Medicare version. If you’d prefer a different Medicare plan than the one that corresponds to your current medical plan, Open Enrollment is the time to make the change. By moving into a different non-Medicare plan during Open Enrollment, you can easily transfer to that plan’s corresponding Medicare plan when you turn 65.

Some of UC’s retiree medical plans have Medicare versions (Kaiser Permanente CA) and some have a corresponding partner plan (UC Care, CORE, UC Blue & Gold). If your existing retiree plan has a Medicare version or partner plan, you’ll be transferred into that plan when you turn 65, once Medicare has approved your enrollment form.

Frequently Asked Questions

UCLA Health Care Facilitators FAQ's

UCnet FAQ's


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