[Picture of UCSC staff at Benefits Fair] Sheryl Aronson of the Natural Sciences Business Office (far left) and husband Doug Aronson of Fleet Services (second from left) were among the faculty and staff who attended the open enrollment Benefits Fair November 13 in the lobby of Applied Sciences. Between 150 and 200 people attended the event.

At the fair, faculty and staff were able to ask questions and gain information about the health- and welfare-related plans offered by the University of California. This year's open enrollment period started November 1 and will end at midnight, November 24. Eligible employees have until then to make changes to their medical, dental, optical, and legal enrollments or to change their participation in the Dependent Care Assistance or Tax Savings on Insurance Premiums programs.

For more information about open enrollment and changes to benefit plans, access the " Open Enrollment" page provided by the UC Employee Benefits Plan Administration.

(Photo: Barbara McKenna)