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Life Insurance

Learn about UC-paid life insurance plans and options for supplemental and dependent life insurance.

For details on any of the following plans, see UCnet.


University-paid life insurance (provided at no cost to the employee)

  • Basic life provides life insurance for employees in full benefits positions equal to 1 year's base salary, up to $50,000.
  • Core life provides employees in mid-level benefits or core benefits positions with $5,000 of life insurance.

Supplemental life insurance

Dependent life insurance

Enrollment and management

To enroll or increase coverage outside a PIE:

  • Complete the Prudential Short Form Health Statement Questionnaire (PDF).
  • Complete employee portion and mail to the address provided. Prudential will review the application and notify you of the status. If it is approved, UCPath will finalize your enrollment and send you a confirmation statement. The completed enrollment form must be submitted within 31-days of approval.
  • You can submit Evidence of Insurability at any time.


To designate or change beneficiaries via your UC Retirement At Your Service Online:

Or by submitting form UBEN 116 (PDF), send completed form to:

UC Human Resources Records Management
P.O. Box 24570 Oakland,
CA 94623-1570
Note: Be sure to review your beneficiaries regularly and update them if you experience a major life event such as marriage, divorce, birth of a child, or a death. Visit Fidelity Retirement Services or call (866) 682-7787 for 403(b), 457(b), or DCP beneficiary updates.
For more information, contact your Benefits representative.
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Notice: The information on this page summarizes provisions of university policies and/or collective bargaining agreements. Refer to the Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM) and local implementing procedures or applicable collective bargaining agreement for full text of referenced information.