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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.

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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