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Using Your Benefits

Using Your Benefits

You have great benefits as a UC employee or retiree. So when you need to use them, make sure you know what steps to take and when to take them. Here are some “roadmaps” for using your benefits when you have a major life change – like getting married or adopting a child – or when you need to do something as simple as change your address.

Enrolling in Medicare

Everything you need to know to enroll in Medicare.

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 it’s important to plan ahead. The application process and the election of your benefits takes about three months.

A New Employee

As you begin your new job, you’ll need to complete the usual paperwork and make some important choices about your benefits. Here's where you’ll find information to help you get started.

Taking a Leave of Absence

Life happens – both good and bad – and sometimes that means you may need to take a leave of absence from your UC job. Regardless of the reason for your leave, here are the steps you should take to ensure UC knows your intent and that your benefits coverage continues.

Leaving UC employment

So, you’re moving on. We’re sorry to see you go, and we wish you the best. But, before you shut the door and turn out the lights, there’s a few things you’ll need to take care of.

Having a Baby

Here’s everything you need to know about taking time off work, enrolling your new child in benefits, and resources UC offers to help you take care of yourself and that adorable bundle of joy.

Getting married

Once the wedding ceremony and celebrations are over, you’ll want to address some issues related to your benefits and personal information.

Establishing a domestic partnership

The University of California works hard to be a good employer, so it’s no surprise we’ve been a leader in offering benefits to domestic partners. Here are a few things to consider.