Benefits

Open Enrollment

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Open Enrollment is here! Enroll from October 27 through November 18 at 5 pm.

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Rehiring UC Retirees

Reemployment of UC Retired Employees (UCOP Information)

Policy on Reemployment of UC Retired Employees Implementation Procedures Rehire Approval Form Frequently Asked Questions Rehired Retiree Factsheet (Returning to UC Employment After Retirement Factsheet) UCRP Reemployed Retiree Notification Form (UBEN 1039) Guidelines for Rehire of UC Retirees (For those rehired prior to January 1, 2009)

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Retirement & Savings

UC offers comprehensive retirement benefits, including a traditional defined benefit plan (pension) and mandatory and voluntary defined contribution plans.

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.

UC offers a valuable Total Rewards package. To see the approximate value of your total compensation, use the...

Criteria for Determining Benefits Eligibility and Career Status

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

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First, the appointment must qualify. Some exclusions are due to long-standing UCRP rules.

Appointment Types UCRP BELI 1 Career Status Limited Appointments for PPSM-covered staff, as well as Limited Appointments for represented staff...

DOMA Tax Refund Information

Who Does This Affect
Employees and retirees who are legally married with a same gender spouse.

Background
Faculty, staff and and retirees who are legally married with a same gender spouse are now able to reclaim income taxes for open taxable years—usually up to three years. Note: the ruling and benefits changes do not apply to same gender domestic partners.

The IRS has issued guidance regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and individuals’ ability to recoup taxes paid in previous years. With...

Open Enrollment Information for DBCs and DHRMs

Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity for employees to enroll in or make changes to their medical, dental, and vision plans. It is also the time to enroll or re-enroll in health and dependent care flexible spending accounts. Open Enrollment usually occurs in November.

For more information, visit the UC Office of the President's Open Enrollment website.

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Designating Beneficiaries

Employees can designate beneficiaries for various health & welfare and retirement plans online.

How to designate beneficiaries

Employment Events that Create a Period of Initial Eligibility

Certain employment events create a PIE – a period of initial eligibility – when eligible employees and eligible family members can enroll in or change plan(s) without meeting special requirements.

For the medical, dental, vision, legal, and TIP plans, once you have selected a plan, you may not change it until there is either 1) a new PIE or 2) an Open Enrollment period where the plan is offered. However, you may opt out or cancel your coverage at anytime.

For the Supplemental Disability, Supplemental Life or Dependent Life plans, once you have selected a plan...