Enrollment Steps

Questions? Contact Benefits


Carefully review these actions you will need to take to enroll in your benefits within 31 days of being newly hired or newly eligible for benefits.

Benefit actions to take


Review offer letter & benefits eligibility

Refer to and carefully review your offer letter. It will provide specific details regarding your position and your benefits eligibility.


UCPath benefits webinars

Attend a live UCPath benefits webinar to ask questions and learn more about the benefits programs and offerings.


Selecting a medical plan

Get individual help selecting a medical plan that is right for you and your family. Talk to an expert — contact the Health Care Facilitator Program to arrange a personal consultation.


Voluntary disability

Carefully consider enrolling in these coverages. They can be beneficial should an unexpected medical injury, illness, or pregnancy place you off work for an extended period of time. 

Important: The voluntary short-term and long-term disability plans are not open enrollment options.



Enroll in your health and welfare benefits via UCPath within your 31 days of becoming eligible for benefits. Refer to your offer letter on how to enroll in your benefits via UCPath. For questions regarding the processing of your benefits enrollments, contact UCPath.

Tips and reminders

Do not delay addressing these important steps. If you do not take these actions during your 31-day period, you will not be enrolled in health insurance and you and/or your family members will not be covered. 

In most cases, you may not be able to make changes or enroll family member(s) until the annual open enrollment period.