Planning for retirement is a big step — the earlier you start to plan, the better. For most employees, the retirement process takes about three to four months to see through.

Preparing for retirement

Please closely review the Preparing for Retirement article on UCNet for a full list of planning materials, things to know, and steps to take in advance of your retirement.

Retirement counseling

For assistance exploring your options available with UCRP and navigating the retirement process, please contact your retirement counselor. Ideally you should meet with your counselor at least 90 days in advance of your intended retirement date. 

  • UCSF campus employees should contact the Campus Benefits Specialty Center at 415-476-1400 or [email protected] to schedule an appointment with your dedicated counselor. 
  • UCSF Health employees should contact the Retirement Administration Service Center at 800-888-8267 or by sending a secure message in UCRAYS to schedule an appointment with your dedicated counselor. 

Retiree health insurance

Please visit the Retiree health and welfare benefits page to learn about retiree health eligibility and the coverage offered.


Have questions about retiree health insurance? Talk to an expert — contact the Health Care Facilitator Program to get answers to your questions.

Have questions about Medicare or Medicare Enrollments?

The Health Care Facilitator Program provides a step-by-step process on Medicare enrollment and addresses frequently asked questions. You can also request an individual consultation.