Qualifying Life Events

Qualifying Life Events for lab employees:

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During the Qualifying Life Event, you may also enroll any other eligible family members not already enrolled in your UC-sponsored health plans. The Period of Initial Eligibility (PIE) generally starts on the first day of the qualifying event and ends 31 days later.

Good to know

  • After enrolling the new family member, employees must complete the Family Member Eligibility Verification process. If you do not respond by the deadline, your new family member will lose their coverage, and UCPath will disenroll them from the plans. See details under each Qualifying Life Event.

  • You can change your beneficiaries online. Update your UC Retirement Plan and Life insurance plan beneficiaries at UC Retirement At Your Service (UCRAYS). You can also update your Retirement Savings Program beneficiaries on my UC retirement website. To update your HSA beneficiary with HealthEquity, call 866-212-4729 for assistance.

  • For Tax and payroll-related questions, submit an inquiry on Payroll's portal

  • For general benefit information, visit UCNet.