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Retirement Counseling

Learn more about the retirement process at UC San Diego.

On this page, you'll find information and resources to help you navigate the process of retiring from UC San Diego.


Retirement Counseling Sessions

These 45-minute sessions are offered back-to-back and are facilitated by Sr. Benefits Analysts to help prepare employees for retirement. Registration is not required; click the Zoom link below at the start time of the session you'd like to attend.

Retirement 101 - Overview of UCRP and Retirement Estimates

Retirement Process – Retirement Administration Service Center (RASC) Process for Retirement

Insurance Continuation Checklist - Introduction to Retiree Health Benefits and Required Forms

Date Time Zoom Link
Thursday, April 1 1 – 1:45, 1:45 – 2:30, 2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Zoom Link
Monday, April 5 (Spanish) 1 – 1:45, 1:45 – 2:30, 2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Zoom Link
Wednesday, April 7 1 – 1:45, 1:45 – 2:30, 2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Zoom Link
Thursday, April 8 9 – 9:45, 9:45 – 10:30, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Zoom Link
Tuesday, April 13 (Spanish) 9 – 9:45, 9:45 – 10:30, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Zoom Link
Wednesday, April 14 1 – 1:45, 1:45 – 2:30, 2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Zoom Link
Thursday, April 15 9 – 9:45, 9:45 – 10:30, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Zoom Link
Monday, April 19 9 – 9:45, 9:45 – 10:30, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Zoom Link
Wednesday, April 21 (Spanish) 9 – 9:45, 9:45 – 10:30, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Zoom Link
Thursday, April 22 1 -1:45, 1:45 – 2:30, 2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Zoom Link
Tuesday, April 27 9 – 9:45, 9:45 – 10:30, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Zoom Link
Wednesday, April 28 1 – 1:45, 1:45 – 2:30, 2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Zoom Link
Thursday, April 29 (Spanish) 1 – 1:45, 1:45 – 2:30, 2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Zoom Link

Retiree Health - Detailed overview of retiree health and welfare benefits, eligibility, the cost of retiree benefits, and what UC requires when you become eligible for Medicare.

Date Time Zoom Link
Tuesday, April 6 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Zoom Link
Wednesday, April 14 
(with Spanish interpretation)
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Zoom Link
Wednesday, April 21 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Zoom Link
Thursday, April 22 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Zoom Link
Wednesday, April 28
(with Spanish interpretation)
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Zoom Link

Quick Overview of the Retirement Process

Learn More: Explore Your Options and Get Support

Learn about the UC Retirement Plan (UCRP).

Register on UC Retirement At Your Service (UCRAYS) to view your retirement information.

  • Review the 'Getting Help with UCRAYS' article if you are unable to access your account
  • Peruse through the site to see your retirement tier, service credit, and beneficiaries

Create a retirement estimate in UCRAYS to view your estimated retirement benefits.

  • Try different retirement dates and contingent annuitants to see the different options

Get counseling to discuss your retirement options and retiree health benefits.

Meet with a Retirement Planner to discuss your overall retirement plan, such as income sources through the voluntary UC Retirement Savings Program, Social Security, and external retirement accounts

Begin the Retirement Process


To process your retirement online, login to your UCRAYS account and follow the instructions below to get started.

  • Click on the “Retirement” button on your dashboard
  • Click on “Initiate & Elect UCRP Retirement”
  • Click on “Create a New PRP” and follow the prompts

To complete your retirement through the paper process, follow the steps below. Please note that this will take longer than the online process.

To get started, complete the Request for Retirement Initiation Packet form, and submit it to the RASC one of these ways:

A retirement packet will be mailed to your home address and it will include your Personal Retirement Profile (PRP) and the Election Worksheet for you to complete.

  • Schedule a meeting with your Senior Benefits Analyst if you need assistance understanding the PRP or to complete the election worksheet
  • Call the RASC if you see discrepancies in your PRP or for assistance completing the Election Worksheet

Complete the Election Worksheet and send it to the RASC one of these ways:

  • Upload the form using the “Upload Documents” feature on your UCRAYS account (quickest method)
  • Fax to (800) 792-5178
  • Mail to RASC, P.O. Box 24570, Oakland, CA 94623-1570

The RASC will send you the Monthly Retirement Election Form or the Lump Sum Cashout Election Form for review and signature(s). Return the signed form along with the supporting documents to the RASC one of these ways:  

  • Upload the signed form and document(s) using the “Upload Documents” feature on your UCRAYS account (quickest method)
  • Fax to (800) 792-5178
  • Mail to RASC, P.O. Box 24570, Oakland, CA 94623-1570

When your retirement is finalized, the RASC will send you the Confirmation Statement.

  • Report discrepancies to the RASC within 15 days from the date of your Confirmation Letter
  • If no discrepancies, your retirement will be irrevocable after your retirement date or 15 days from the date of your Confirmation Letter, whichever is later
  • Retain for your records

Continuation Options: Health, Welfare and Other Benefits

You have limited time to enroll for benefit continuation after your retirement. Refer to the 'What to do if you’re leaving UC employment' roadmap on UCnet for the benefit continuation options and deadlines.

  • If not eligible for retiree health, you may continue your medical, dental, and vision through COBRA.

Stay Connected: Retiree Resources and Benefits

Stay active in the UC San Diego community and receive a variety of discounts and benefits by getting involved with the Emeriti Association and the Retirement Association. 

Returning to Work After Retirement

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