Qualifying Life Events
Qualifying Life Events for lab employees:
For additional family resources, visit MyFamily @ Berkeley Lab
Taking a Leave of Absence
Additional information is on the Leave of Absence website
Moving outside the HMO coverage area
If you move out of a plan service area or will be away for more than two months, you and your eligible family members must transfer into a different plan available in your new location. If you later return to your original location, you will have a Period of Initial Eligibility during which you can re-enroll in your original plan if you choose
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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.
Beneficiary changes can be done online.
For UC Retirement Plan and Life insurance plan, changes are done at UC Retirement At Your Service (UCRAYS).
403B, 457B, and Defined Contribution plan go to my UC retirement website.
Health Savings Account beneficiaries are done 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.
Making changes to your disability, life, and AD&D insurance
To make changes to your voluntary disability, supplemental life insurance, and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) coverage at any time throughout the year. Learn how to make the changes on UCNet.