Helping employees maximize their potential



New Faculty and Staff

Welcome to UCR! Now that you are onboard, we want to insure you have access to accurate internal resources to obtain the support you need and to answer your questions. We are providing the Scope of Services Reference Guide (reference guide) to help point you in the right direction. The reference guide notes specific services offered to faculty and staff relating to benefit enrollment, activation and support; department human resources services, and leave administration. Please reach out to your department human resources representative for contact information.

Learn More About Your Benefits

As a new or newly eligible employee, you have a 31-day period of initial eligibility (PIE) to enroll yourself and eligible family member(s). Before you enroll, take these steps to help you understand the UC benefits that are available to ensure that you make well-informed decisions for you and your family.

Employee Benefits Overview video
A Complete Guide to Your UC Benefits
New Employee Benefits Orientation webinar

Dependent Enrollment Verification

UC requires all faculty and staff who enroll family members into medical, dental and/or vision insurance plans to provide supporting documents to verify the family members' eligibility for coverage.

UnifyHR is the organization responsible for administering the dependent verification process for UC health and welfare plans. UnifyHR sends a request for verification packet to employees within 90 days following adding dependents. Recipients must respond by the deadline noted on the cover letter or risk disenrollment of family members from UC benefits. Employees adding dependents during Open Enrollment will also receive requests for eligibility verification materials to complete the enrollment process. UnifyHR offers assistance in multiple languages. For more information and resources (i.e., definitions, eligibility, FAQs, documentation) please visit the UCnet Family Member Eligibility Verification webpage.

New Employee Benefits Orientation

The New Employee Benefits Orientation (NEBO) is offered by the UCPath Center via live webinar. The webinar is  designed to offer new faculty and staff the flexibility to learn about UC health and welfare benefits and retirement plans on a mobile device or at their desk.

New Full-Benefits Eligible Employees

Weekly/Fridays | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

For more benefits information for New Full-Benefits Eligible employees, view the Full Health & Welfare Benefits and Primary Retirement Benefits presentation.

New Mid-Level Benefits Eligible Employees
Bi-Weekly | Thursdays | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
For instructions on how to attend the New Employee Benefits Orientation, please review the New Employee Benefits Orientation flyer.

If you have questions regarding NEBO, please contact the UCPath Center at (855) 982-7284 or by email at

New Employee Financial Planning and Retirement Orientation

UCR offers assistance to employees required to make a selection on the UC Retirement Choice program and contributing to a voluntary UC retirement savings plan. We offer additional benefits through California Casualty insurance, Altura and SchoolsFirst local credit unions.

Join us at our ongoing bi-monthly meetings to learn from the plan experts and obtain information, receive guidance, and answers to your questions in order to make quality decisions about investing in your future. For more information, review the Financial Planning & Retirement Orientation flyer.

Healthy Campus

UCR is taking an integrated and comprehensive approach to elevate health and well-being at UCR. Healthy Campus invests in improving the health and quality of life of our UCR campus community. UCR’s Healthy Campus has formed partnerships with staff, faculty, students and the surrounding community to develop, implement, and institutionalize policies and environments essential for sustainable behavior change, making the healthy choice the easy choice. Visit the Healthy Campus website for more information and learn how you can participate to make UCR a healthy place to study, work and live.