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How to Determine Eligibility for Benefits

Learn how to determine employee eligibility for benefits and how to enter the information in PPS.

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1. Determine the employee's BELI (Benefits Eligibility Level Indicator) code.

2. Update the Payroll/ Personnel System (PPS).

  • In the EPER screen, enter the appropriate BELI code (from step 1) in the Assigned BELI field.
PPS EPER screen

3. Inform the employee of PIE, enrollment deadline, and benefits options.

  • Inform the employee of the Period of the 31-day Period of Initial Eligibility (PIE). The PIE starts on the first day of eligibility (for example, the day an employee is hired into a position that makes the employee eligible for medical coverage).
  • Give the employee information about UCSD's benefits orientation.
  • Refer the employee to How to Enroll for Benefits.

Note: Employees must enroll themselves and family members within their PIE, 31 days from their date of eligibility for benefits.

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