Other Benefits

As a UC faculty or staff employee, you may have access to additional benefits.

Benefits at UC Berkeley

The University of California offers a wide array of high-quality benefit plans from which to choose. These include comprehensive health and welfare insurance plans, a generous pension plan, and optional retirement savings opportunities.

Benefits packages for faculty and staff are based on job classification, the nature of employment and the number of hours worked.

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment

 Open Enrollment begins October 31st, 2019 at 8 am and ends on November 26th at 5 pm.  

How to Enroll 

Benefits Eligibility Requirements

The following charts show how eligibility for employee benefits is determined.

Health and Welfare Plans

Benefits PackageInitial RequirementsContinuing Requirements[1]Loss of Eligibility

50% or more for 12 months or more 

Understanding How Eligibility Works

Here are some tools to help you understand how benefits eligibility works:

Criteria for Determining Benefits Eligiblity and Career Status

Use the criteria below to determine whether appointments and hours count toward career status and full benefits eligibility.

Appointment Criteria

Financial Planning Resources

UC Berkeley offers many free classes, workshops and resources on financial management to help faculty, staff and retirees take control of their financial future. This dedicated portal page outlines those campus resources and provides recommended community resources. This effort is a collaboration of University departments working to bring together all the financial education and counseling opportunities available, organized to help across the life span, such as:

Benefits Packages

UC offers three benefits packages – Full, Mid-Level, and Core – to eligible faculty and staff employees. These benefits packages determine eligibility for Health and Welfare and Retirement plans as follows:

(Postdoc Benefits are managed by the Visiting Scholars and Postdoc Affairs (VSPA) office. Please visit the VSPA website for details.)