When an employee or an employee's family member dies, the surviving family members or named beneficiaries may be eligible for certain benefits. Departmental HR staff should report the death immediately so notifications can be made and paperwork started.
Employee Assistance can provide counseling for employees dealing with the loss of a family member or coworker.
At times in your life, you will have changes in your family that may affect your benefits. Most changes must be made within 31 days of the date of the event.
The UCnet site covers many of the life events that impact benefits. Information can be found in the Using Your Benefits section.
As a new faculty or staff person, you may be eligible for employee benefits. Eligibility for benefits is based on your appointment type, duration of appointment, title, type of pay you receive or working 750 or 1,000 eligible hours in a twelve month period. Your department will tell you if you are eligible for benefits and if so, for which benefits package you are eligible.
UC's Health Care Facilitator Program helps faculty and staff and their eligible family members understand and obtain the full benefits and services available from their UC-sponsored health plans, and provides confidential one-on-one assistance in resolving health plan issues.
To contact the Berkeley campus Health Care Facilitator Program, call (510) 664-9000 option 3.
As a UC faculty or staff employee, you may have access to additional benefits.
UC offers comprehensive health and welfare insurance plans to protect you and your family. UC health and welfare benefits include: