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UC Retirement Choice (UCRP 2016 Tier)

For employees hired July 1, 2016, and after

If you were eligible for the UC Retirement Choice program while you worked for UC, you enrolled in Pension Choice or Savings Choice. Learn more about the retirement benefits you’re eligible for, depending on your choice.

Understanding your benefits

Whichever option you chose, once you enrolled: 

  • Required pretax contributions of 7% of your eligible pay (up to the IRS maximum) were deducted from your paycheck; your contributions belong to you. 
  • UC contributed to your retirement benefits. 
  • You earned service credit toward UC’s retiree health benefits. 

Read A Complete Guide to Your UC Retirement Benefits (PDF) for details and see below to make sure you understand a few very important differences.


See below for definitions of some of the terms used on this page.