University of California, Riverside

Human Resources


Benefits: Facilitate Planning for the Future

The Benefits of Belonging

UC Riverside offers a comprehensive and competitive array of benefit choices. Employment benefits are an important part of your compensation package. Below is an overview of the benefits the University provides, depending on your type of appointment.

Health and Welfare Tips for the New Year

  1. Attend a lunch and learn workshop. The Benefits Office will be holding a lunch and learn workshop on the Blue Shield Health Savings Plan on February 20, 2014 and on the UC Care Plan on February 27, 2014. Please visit the UC Learning website for a course description and to enroll.

  2. Read all plan information you receive from the UC and your UC-sponsored plans. Additional resources are available by reviewing the plans on UCnet under Health Plans.
  3. Provide new plan information to your doctors and pharmacy. Changes made during Open Enrollment are effective on January 1, 2014. Your doctor’s office will need to see your new plan ID card during your first visit of the year. Your pharmacy needs your new plan information to process claims for any new or refill prescriptions. If you use a mail order pharmacy, remember to provide your doctor’s office with the name of your new mail order pharmacy.
  4. Enroll in your medical plan’s pharmacy mail order program. Utilizing this program for your prescriptions will save you time and money.
    • Health Net: CVS Caremark, 1-888-624-1139
    • Blue Shield: PrimeMail, 1-866-346-7200
  5. Save receipts related to eligible expenses for CONEXIS FSA or Health Equity HSA. Receipts should be kept for plan or IRS purposes (in case of tax audit). If audited, the IRS may require receipts for services reimbursed under the Health Equity HSA PPO Plan.
  6. Review plan contributions for your 403(b) or 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plans. You can make adjustments to your monthly contributions by logging in to your Fidelity Investments account. Contribution limits for 2014:
    • 403(b) $17,500 (if under age 50 as of 12/31/2014)
    • 403(b) $23,000 (if age 50 or over as of 12/31/2014)

      Eligible Participants may make additional catch-up contributions of up to $3,000 under the special Catch-Up Provision.
    • 457(b) $17,500 (if under age 50 as of 12/31/2014)
    • 457(b) $23,000 (if age 50 or over as of 12/31/2014)

      Eligible Participants may make additional catch-up contributions.
  7. Keep your beneficiary designations up to date. Review your beneficiary designations for retirement, life insurance, savings plans and update any changes on At Your Service Online and the Fidelity Investments website. You can change your beneficiaries at any time.

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