Qualifying Life Events

Qualifying Life Events for lab employees:

*If you are a Berkeley Lab (LBNL) Postdoc looking to find additional information on benefits, click here

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 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.