New Hire, Rehire, Interlocation Transfer

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.

Other Benefits

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

Health Care Facilitator Program

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.

Family Member Eligibility Criteria

Use this chart to determine whether your dependent(s) are eligible for UC Health and Welfare benefits. 

Source: Your Group Insurance Plans booklet  (PDF), page 6

Health & Welfare Plans

UC offers comprehensive health and welfare insurance plans to protect you and your family.  UC health and welfare benefits include:

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.

Taking Benefits Actions

Health & Welfare Plans

Benefits PlansWhen Can I Take Action?Who Pays Premium?Plan Administrator
  PIE[1] OE[2] SOH[3] 90-day[4] Auto
Anytime UC EE  

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation is a state-mandated benefit for employees with work-related injuries and illnesses, awarded without regard to who is at fault. Employers are required to provide benefits in case of injury, illness, death, or aggravation of a pre-existing condition resulting from employment. For the University of California, these benefits are administered by a self-insured plan. There is no outside insurance carrier. The University contracts with a third-party administrator, Sedgwick CMS, for the management of its claims.

Guidance for Height-Adjustable Desks

Sit Stand Desks

A user height-adjustable desk (sit-stand desk) can prove to be the most appropriate ergonomic solution for a variety of situations. This type of desk allows the user to work at the best seated height, promotes postural changes throughout the work day and provides other health benefits. Please use the information below when considering height-adjustable desks.