Benefits

Monthly Retirement Workshops

Preparing for Retirement - Monthly Webinars

This webinar is presented by Retirement Administration Service Center (RASC) for UCRP members considering retirement within the next five years. Topics include understanding UCRP pension benefits, retirement savings, and retiree health coverage. Review the current...

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:

Starting your career at the University and needing to establish your financial plans with Fidelity Managing finances in this...

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.)

Health and Welfare Plans Benefits Packages Plan Name Full Mid-Level Core...

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.

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If an employee is not eligible for the Full benefits package when hired, and then works more than 1,000 eligible hours (750...

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.

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If you are not eligible for the...

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:

Give employee the appropriate Benefits Checklist: Disability Checklist (includes pregnancy disability); for employees needing to...

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.

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....

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.

Reporting a Death

Immediately contact the...