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.

New Web Page - Planning for the Future Workshops

The Planning for the Future Workshop series has concluded and we are pleased to announce that this workshop series will be offered again for Fall 2015.  Please check back for the topics and schedule for the next workshop series. We are also excited to announce a new retirement resource - the Planning for the Future web page.

In addition to the presentations that were offered during the workshops, you will find useful information on how to plan for a successful and satisfying retirement. Topics include the UC Retirement Plan (UCRP); the development of a Living Will, Standard Will and a Living Trust; the UC Retirement Savings Plan; and the overall fundamentals of retirement income planning.

2015 New Employee Benefits Orientation

The upcoming 2015 New Employee Benefits Orientation sessions will no longer be held at the Education Development Center (EDC) due to the fire at the Human Resources building. Beginning July 2015, the New Employee Benefits Orientation will be held in the HR training room located at Human Resources:  University Village, 1201 University Avenue, Suite 208 (2nd floor).  For the session on June 4, the training will take place at Schools First Federal Credit Union located in University Village: 1209 University Avenue, 2nd floor conference room. For additional training dates, please review the orientation schedule.

If you have questions, please contact Benefits at

Bright Horizons Care Advantage - New Resource

Bright Horizon Care Advantage is now offering an instructional presentation to get information and details about how to participate in Years Ahead.

  • Years Ahead provides access to senior care providers, including Certified Senior Care Advisers who can offer consultative Senior Care solutions. To view the Brainshark presentation, please click here.

In addition to Years Ahead, Bright Horizons Care Advantage also offers Sittercity, providing access to a wide range of childcare providers including nannies, baby sitters and even care for your pets.

For more information about the Bright Horizons Care Advantage benefit, visit UCR Human Resources > Personal Balance.

Planning for the Future - Retirement Income & Savings

In this section, information is provided for faculty and staff to plan for a successful retirement. Included is information on how the UC Retirement System works and what is needed to create a personalized retirement strategy, an overview of retirement planning, and steps to create a personalized retirement strategy.

Retirement Plans - Plan Descriptions

This section contains summary plan descriptions with comprehensive information about the retirement and savings plans that make up the University of California Retirement System (UCRS) as well as information about health and welfare benefits currently available to eligible UC retirees.

Additional Retirement Resources & Contacts

  • Healthcare Facilitation for retirees
  • UCRP payroll deduction questions
  • Counseling on rehired retiree election forms
  • Counseling for survivors of deceased employees
  • Retirement Services Provided by RASC
  • Disability retirement counseling and election
  • Eligibility for retiree health insurance
  • Frequently asked questions
    • Vesting, Service credit, and buyback
    • Highest Average Plan Compensation (HAPC)
    • July 2013 Changes
    • Capital accumulation provision (CAP) inquiries
    • Reciprocity with CalPERS and CalSTRS
  • Personal retirement profiles and elections
  • Qualified domestic relations orders due to divorce
  • Refunds of UCRP contributions
  • Retirement Estimates
  • Retirement Services Transition FAQ

For more information or questions, please email the Benefits Office at

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University of California, Riverside
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Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Human Resources
1201 University Ave., Suite 208
Riverside, CA 92507

Fax: (951) 827-2672