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Health and Welfare Benefits

UCnet provides excellent information regarding benefits and policies at UC.

For an overview of all Health and Welfare benefits offered by UC, please view the Benefits of Belonging video. 

Learn more about the multitude of benefits available to UC employees.

To enroll in benefits, log in to UCPath.

Eligibility for benefits at the University of California depends on your appointment type and duration. You may be eligible for full benefits, mid-level benefits or core benefits. To learn more visit  UCNet.

New employees and newly eligible employees have 31 calendar days from the date of appointment to elect and submit their enrollment for benefits online through UCPath. This 31-day period is referred to as the Period of Initial Eligibility (PIE).

Certain circumstances (such as a qualifying event) may cause an employee to enter a new Period of Initial Eligibility (PIE) which allows enrollment for certain benefits through UCPath or via a UCPath form. For more information, contact your Benefits Office via email at or contact UCPath Center via Submitting An Inquiry or via phone at 855-982-7284.


UC Forms and Publications
UC Merced Benefits Forms