Benefits & Retirement
As either an employee or a retiree of the University of California, you have access to a wide range of benefits. The University has launched a comprehensive website at UCNet Benefits to help you explore these resources.
While health and retirement benefits are critical components, there are also many other benefits to access, such as disability, training, leave protection, discounts, insurance and more.
At Your Service
At Your Service Online (AYSO) is a comprehensive employee self-service Web site through which employees can access benefits and payroll information and update personal data. You may also access this same service via UCTrust / (UCTrust Instructions)
- Review and update personal information
- Update security preferences
- Enroll and view current benefit enrollments
- Select beneficiaries
- Access payroll information, including earning statements and W-2’s
- Calculate and update tax withholding specification (W-4)
- Obtain employment verification
- View retirement and investment information
- Perform retirement estimates for future planning
- Access other informational Web sites
UC offers a wide selection of medical plan options. Find information about UC-sponsored medical plans (including dental and vision), eligibility, your costs, enrolling and de-enrolling, plus links to medical plan carriers' websites at Health and Welfare Benefits.
You have great benefits as a UC employee or retiree. So, when you need to use them, make sure you know what steps to take and when to take them. Take a look at the Using Your Benefits page on the UCNet website to find “roadmaps” for using your benefits when you have a major life change – like getting married or adopting a child – or when you need to do something as simple as changing your address.
You may also be interested in:
- New Employee Benefits Enrollment
- Family Member Eligibility Verification
- Making Benefit Changes
- Benefits Forms and Publications
The New Employee Guide is your step-by-step guide to benefits at the University of California. Remember, you have only 31 days from your first day at work (or the first day of an appointment that makes you newly eligible for benefits) to enroll in your health and welfare benefits. To enroll, log into At Your Service Online (AYSO).
UC offers comprehensive retirement benefits to help you build a financially secure future. To begin your retirement benefits, search please start with Retirement and Savings Plan which will cover such topics as:
- UC Retirement Savings Program
- Health benefits for retirees
- When you are ready to retire
- Returning to work after retirement
You can also go to https://www.myucretirement.com/ for more information about retirement. They have various informational articles, tools, calculators, and services that will help you plan for retirement.
New UC Employees: For help with electing your Retirement choice (either Pension Choice or Savings Choice), please refer to the step-by-step "Electing for Retirement Choice" guide. Remember, you have 90 days from your retirement option eligibility date to choose a primary retirement benefit. If you don’t choose a primary retirement option, you automatically will be enrolled in Pension Choice at the end of the 90-day period.
When You're Ready to Retire
The mission of the UC Retirement Administration Service Center (RASC) is to build a state-of-the-art retirement processing center and service experience that helps employees transition to the next phase of their lives.
In addition to the RASC, you have the resources listed below to help employees with their transition to retirement:
- Retirement Handbook
- Future of Retirement Benefits
- "When You're Ready to Retire" - a guide that will help you understand your retirement benefits and the steps you’ll need to take in order to retire from UC
- Preparing for Retirement - step-by-step guide to preparing for retirement
- Retiree Information
- Returning to Work at UC
Other Benefits of Working with UC
In addition to Medical, Dental, and Vision, UC offers several other types of benefits. These other benefits include Travel Accident Insurance, Family Care Resources, Flexible Spending Accounts, Homeowner/Renter/Auto Insurance, Legal Insurance, etc.
To see all of the other benefits that UC offers, please take a look at the Other Benefits website.
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Contact Fidelity Retirement
Fidelity NetBenefits (Log In): https://nb.fidelity.com/public/nb/default/home
Retirement Savings Program Accounts Phone: 1-866-682-7787