Adoption Assistance Plan

UC supports eligible faculty and staff who wish to expand their immediate families through adoption. UC’s Adoption Assistance Plan, administered by WEX Health, provides financial support through reimbursement of up to $5,000 of eligible expenses per adoption.   

Business Travel Accident Insurance

When traveling on official university business, you will be covered worldwide, 24 hours a day, for a wide variety of accidents and incidents while away from the workplace. Visit the Risk Services website for more information.

Family Care Resources

UC provides access to Bright Horizons Enhanced Family Supports, a web-based resource for finding care providers, education support and enrichments for your family. Learn more on the Family Care Resources page, or on the Bright Horizons website.

Flexible Spending Accounts

The Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) allow you to pay eligible expenses on a pretax, salary reduction basis.

Homeowner/Renter/Auto Insurance

Farmers GroupSelectSM, a leading U.S. insurer of automobiles, homes and other personal property, has partnered with UC Partnership Programs to provide members of the UC community access to personal, auto, homeowners and renter’s insurance products. Visit the UC Farmers Insurance Choice website for information about the benefits available at your location.

If you are a legacy UC California Casualty policyholder, your existing coverage will continue uninterrupted, and your premiums will continue to be paid through payroll deduction. No action is required from you. 

Legal Insurance

For a small monthly premium, you may enroll in ARAG Legal Insurance, which provides a wide range of legal services. Information about the plan, your eligibility and enrollment are available. More information about legal insurance.

Long-Term Care Insurance 

A message from CalPERS:

CalPERS has suspended open enrollment in the Long-Term Care Program due to current uncertainty in the long-term care market and is no longer accepting applications.

In November 2020, the CalPERS board approved a rate increase on all Long-Term Care Program policies that was phased in over two years. The first increase of 52% took effect beginning in November 2021. The second increase of 25% took effect beginning in November 2022.

Pet Insurance

UC offers preferred pricing on pet insurance through Nationwide, and you can enroll anytime. Premiums vary depending on your type of pet and where you live, and you’ll pay your premiums directly to Nationwide. Learn more about pet insurance. 

Tax Savings on Insurance Premiums (TIP) Plan

If you are enrolled in a medical plan that requires you to pay a premium, you are automatically enrolled in TIP. The plan allows you to pay your share of group health premiums on a pretax basis. More information about TIP plan.

Tuition Discounts

UC supports employees who want to further their education by offering discounts on university classes and through UC Online Education. More information about tuition discounts.