Benefits

Enroll in Benefits

Login to your UCPath portal: ucpath.universityofcalifornia.edu to enroll in benefits, make changes and ask questions.

 

Helpful Tips

  1. Review the Complete Guide to Your UC Health Benefits to determine which family members you can enroll in your UC insurance plans.  
  2. Have the following personal information for you and the eligible family member you are enrolling.
  • Legal names
  • Dates of birth
  • Social security numbers
  • Date of marriage
  • Names and addresses of beneficiaries for Life and AD&D insurance and the UC Retirement Plan (UCRP).
  1. If you are enrolling in an HMO plan select a Primary Care Physician (PCP).  If you do not select a PCP, the medical plan will randomly assign you to a physician.
  2. Learn more about your medical plan

New Employees - Health and Welfare Benefits

New Employees have 31 days from their first day at work (date of hire) to enroll in or opt out of health and welfare benefits. 

Newly appointed faculty members who don’t enroll within 31 days of their start date have a second period of eligibility that begins on the first day of classes for the semester or quarter in which the appointment starts or the first day the faculty member arrives at the campus, whichever comes first.

For most plans, you’re covered on your first day at work, but it may take some time to process your enrollment.

Login now to your UCPath portal: ucpath.universityofcalifornia.edu using your UCSBNet ID to enroll in benefits, make changes and ask questions.

Current employees who are newly eligible for benefits

Current employees who are newly eligible for benefits have 31 days from their eligibility date to enroll.

Login now to your UCPath portal: ucpath.universityofcalifornia.edu using your UCSBNet ID to enroll in benefits, make changes and ask questions.

When do benefits start?

For most plans, you’re covered on your first day at work (hire date) or eligibility date, but it can take 30-60 days after you enroll for the insurance companies to have a record of your enrollment. So if you need immediate services, check with your insurance carriers first to see if they have a record of your enrollment.