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Compensation and Benefits

Benefits of Belonging video

Most UC employees are eligible for benefits, but your benefits package depends on the length of your appointment, how many hours you work, and your appointment type. Retirees are eligible based on their age and years of service credit at retirement. Learn more about benefits eligibility.

If you are represented by a union, your compensation and benefits are governed by your union’s contract.

Enrolling in Medical and Retirement Benefits

Welcome! As a new, or newly eligible, employee, you have some important choices to make about your benefits. Remember, from your eligibility date (usually your hire date), you have 31 days to enroll for medical benefits and up to 90 days to choose your primary retirement benefits. Read more about what to do if you’re a new employee.

About Your Benefits

Health Plans

As a UC employee or retiree, you have a choice of medical plans, dental plans and a vision plan for you and your family members. Here you’ll find information about the plans, your costs, enrolling and de-enrolling, links to carriers’ websites and more.

Retirement Benefits

UC offers comprehensive retirement benefits, including a pension plan for eligible faculty and staff hired before July 1, 2016 and a choice of primary retirement benefits for those hired on or after July 1, 2016. UC also offers voluntary retirement savings plans, educational resources to help you prepare for retirement, and retiree health insurance.

Disability, Life & Accident Insurance

To help you prepare for the unexpected, UC offers insurance plans to provide a financial safety net for you and your family.

Other Benefits
Business Travel Accident Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts
Family Care Resources
Homeowner/Renter/Auto Insurance
Legal Insurance
Tuition Discounts


    UC offers employees a comprehensive compensation package, including competitive salaries and a full range of benefits, services and programs. Use our calculator to see the full value of your compensation.

    Using Your Benefits

    Enrolling in Medicare

    Are you turning 65 soon? Whether you're still working or already retired, make sure you understand the rules about Medicare and how to enroll properly. Read more about enrolling in Medicare

    Having a Baby

    Oh joy! You’re having a baby. Here’s a list of to-dos to be sure you’re set to take a leave from your job, get benefits coverage for the new bundle of joy, and return to work worry-free. Read more about having a baby

    Unionized Employees and Collective Bargaining

    If you're represented by a union, your compensation and benefits are negotiated between UC and your union and finalized in a contract. Read your bargaining unit's employment contract, stay abreast of current negotiations and learn about collective bargaining at UC.