Benefits

DBCs & DHRMs: Change in Employment Status

Some employees hired initially in temporary, contract or part-time positions, and who are initially eligible for only the Mid-Level or Core benefits package, may become eligible for Full (or Mid-Level, if they had Core) benefits.

Employment Status Change

During the course of your employment, especially if you are hired in a temporary, contract or part-time position and are initially eligible for only the Mid-Level or Core benefits package, you may become eligible for Full (or Mid-Level, if you had Core) benefits.

Designating Beneficiaries

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

How to designate beneficiaries

DBCs & DHRMs: Employees Going on Leave

Please Note: This list is not intended to be all-inclusive, but covers major information needed for employees going on or returning from a leave of absence.

Important: see also Leave of Absence Overpayment Information.

At the Beginning of a Leave of Absence:

DBCs & DHRMs: Employees Going on Leave

Please Note: This list is not intended to be all-inclusive, but covers major information needed for employees going on or returning from a leave of absence.

Important: see also Leave of Absence Premium Overpayment Information

At the Beginning of a Leave of Absence, please ensure that all the following steps have been covered with the employee.

Life Events that Create a Period of Initial Eligibility

Certain life 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, such as submitting a Statement of Health for carrier approval.

Death of Employee/ Family Member

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.

COBRA Information

UC's third-party administration, CONEXIS, administers all aspects of COBRA processing. This not only includes handling the premium payments, it also includes sending out the COBRA packets for all Qualifying Events. There are many Qualifying Events, some of which UC is responsible for reporting directly to CONEXIS and some of which employees are responsible for reporting to UC, who in turn, reports the Qualifying Event information to CONEXIS.

DBCs & DHRMs: Life Events

At times in employees’ lives, they will have changes in their families that may affect their  benefits.   Most changes must be made within 31 days of the date of the event.

These three links provide overviews on the kinds of life events that can affect benefits eligibility (the first link), and review what an employee needs to do to add a new family member (second and third links):

DBCs & DHRMs: Eligibility

Eligibility for University benefits is based on your classification, the nature of your employment as well as your appointment duration and percentage of time and the number of hours you work.

How benefits eligibility works