Benefits & Leaves


Enroll in your benefits within your Period of Initial Eligibility (PIE) – 31 days after your hire date in UCPath (

Qualifying Life Events: A life event is a change that initiates a new Period of Initial Eligibility (PIE), to enroll in, or make changes to, your UC benefits when family status changes occur (marriage, domestic partnership, birth, adoption or divorce) or, in some cases, after you or an eligible family member experience an involuntary loss of non-UC health coverage. Remember: You have only 31 days from the date your new family member becomes eligible to make any permitted plan changes. Benefit Changes Certain changes to your benefits can be made at any time, without a Statement of Health/Evidence of Insurability, whether or not a life event has taken place. These changes include enrolling in or changing the coverage amount of AD&D insurance, decreasing your Supplemental Life insurance coverage amount, or enrolling a child in Dependent Life insurance. Go to UCPath for Life Events/Benefit Changes:

Roadmap for a Qualifying Events

Review Your Benefits: Welcome Packet

Attend the bi-weekly New Employee Orientation (NEO) – Sign up through SkillNet:


Family and Medical Leave

Catastrophic Leave Program:

Employee Reduction in Time Program (ERIT):

Jury Duty at a Glance – Eligibility for Paid Jury Duty Service Chart