Benefits

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. After reading through the materials, if you have any questions, please ...

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):

Life Events that Create a Period of Initial Eligibility (PIE)...

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

How eligibility is determined (charts for Health & Welfare and Retirement & Savings plans) Criteria for determining benefits...

DBCs & DHRMs: Separations

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A person-level Termination (aka Separation in PPS) creates a benefits coverage ending date in the EDB. All employees terminating UC employment (including those with appointment ending dates and students) must be terminated in HCM. In addition to eliminating overpayments, there are many other reasons for termination (proof of termination for savings plan...

Wellness Programs

Wellness programs support employees efforts to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle. UC has its own wellness program, UC Living Well, and many of the medical plans offer free, online wellness resources, including health assessments, nutrition advice and exercise counseling.

In addition, UC Berkeley has wellness programs available locally through Be Well at Work - Wellness Program.

Can't make it to the gym? We'll come...

Benefits Bridge for Lecturers

As part of the January 1, 2004 collective bargaining agreement between the University and NSF Unit 18 employees (lecturers), a Benefits Bridge provision was created.

What is the Benefits Bridge?

Allows continuation of benefits during the summer, IF a lecturer has a written commitment for re-employment at the end of the Benefits Bridge period If a lecturer is enrolled in a UC plan on the last day of their appointment, coverage can be maintained for up to three months by making direct payment, in advance to the payroll office, for the full monthly...

DBCs & DHRMs: Benefits Bridge for Lecturers

As part of the January 1, 2004, collective bargaining agreement between the University and NSF Unit 18 employees (lecturers), a Benefits Bridge provision was created.

What is the Benefits Bridge?

Allows continuation of benefits during the summer, IF a lecturer has a written commitment for re-employment at the end of the Benefits Bridge period If a lecturer is enrolled in a UC plan on the last day of their appointment, coverage can be maintained for up to three months by making direct payment, in advance to the payroll office, for the full...

Benefits Leave Information

There may be times in your career with the University that you will take a leave of absence. It could be a sabbatical, for personal reasons, or for a disability. It may be a paid or unpaid leave. Depending on the kind of leave and whether or not it is paid or unpaid, determines how your benefits will be affected.

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Review the appropriate...

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.

If you are eligible for the Full, Mid-...