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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.

Faculty member and student2016 Retirement Program

As part of a broader effort to maintain UC’s excellence and sustain its long-term financial health, UC will implement a new retirement program for employees hired on or after July 1, 2016.

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 traditional pension plan, voluntary retirement savings plans 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

    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

    Preparing for Retirement

    You’ve had a long, successful career at UC and now you’re thinking of the next phase: retirement. The process is fairly easy, but you need to plan ahead. Read more about planning for retirement

    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.