For Employees | Retirees | Family members


UC offers three benefits packages — Full, Mid-level and Core. Your eligibility for a particular package depends on the type of job you have, the percentage of time you work and the length of your appointment.

For employees in career, academic, limited, partial year career, contract and floater appointments:

Full Benefits

Employees in above categories, working 50 percent time or more and a member of the UC Retirement Plan are eligible for:

Mid-Level Benefits

Employees in above categories, generally hired to work 100 percent time for at least three months but for less than one year OR hired at 50 percent time or more for a year or more but not a UC Retirement Plan member, are eligible for:

Core Benefits

Employees in above categories, hired for 43.75 percent time are eligible for:

Employees in per diem, casual/restricted (students), by agreement or seasonal appointments are eligible for Core benefits if appointed to work at least 75 percent time for at least three months.

For more information, see A Complete Guide to Your UC Health Benefits.


To be eligible for retiree health and welfare benefits, you must:

  • Be a member of the UC Retirement Plan
  • Choose to receive a monthly retirement benefit
  • Be enrolled in or eligible to enroll in UC employee benefits on the day you retire
  • Continue coverage at the time you retire
  • Have a retirement date that is within 120 days of the date you end UC employment
  • Continue coverage until the date your retirement income begins

Retirees are eligible for:

UC contributes to the cost of medical and dental benefits; retirees receive a percentage of the contribution based on their years of service to the university. For more information see Retiree health and welfare benefits.

Family members

You may enroll the following family members in your UC benefits:

  • Spouse
  • Domestic partner
  • Children (biological or adopted, stepchildren, domestic partner’s children)
  • Grandchildren, step-grandchildren, domestic partner’s grandchildren
  • Legal ward

For information on eligibility criteria see A Complete Guide to Your UC Health Benefits or the Group Insurance Eligibility Fact Sheet for Retirees.

Verification of family member eligibility

UC requires all faculty, staff and retirees who enroll family members in their medical, dental and/or vision insurance plans to provide documents to verify their family members' eligibility for coverage.