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.

Most UC employees are eligible for benefits, but your benefits package depends on the length of your appointment, how many hours you work, and your appointment type. Retirees are eligible based on their age and years of service credit at retirement. Learn more about benefits eligibility.

If you are represented by a union, your compensation and benefits are governed by your union’s contract.

Be sure to visit our Benefit's pages to learn about the benefits the University provides, depending on your type of appointment.

What's New

HealthEquity Member Portal Multi-factor Authentication

On June 4, 2018,  HealthEquity implemented the multi-factor authentication (MFA) to their UC member portal.  This MFA requires members to enter multiple pieces of information during their log-in process to verify their identity, including:

  1. Username and password for the portal, and
  2. Access to an external account (phone or e-mail address) where a verification code is sent as a secondary form of authentication

This feature helps protect accounts by tracking log-in credentials and by requiring a confirmation code when a member’s account is accessed from a new device.  To prevent fraudulent access to a member’s account, the system automatically generates a request that requires the user to enter the unique confirmation code sent to the member’s phone number or e-mail address on record.  

Note: MFA does not currently apply to members who access the online portal via Single Sign-on (SSO) from the Anthem member portal but there is a plan to add MFA to SSO in the near future.

If you have questions about the MFA process or logging in to your account, view the Frequently Asked Questions or contact HealthEquity at (866) 346-5800 - available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.

Breastfeeding Coalition AwardUCR Receives the 2018 Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace Award

The California Breastfeeding Coalition recognizes employers for their support of lactating employees.

The criteria ensures compliance with existing California and Federal laws and includes: creating breastfeeding policies, ensuring employees are aware of their policies, and talking with expectant mothers about accommodating their breastfeeding needs when they return to work.

Nicole Vargas, Wellness Program Specialist, accepted the award on May 24, 2018, in a ceremony held in Sacramento. 

For additional information about the UCR Lactation Accommodation program, please visit the Lactation Accommodation program website. For more information about the award, please visit the California Breastfeeding Coalition website.

UC Employee and Retiree Eligibility for CALPERS Long Term Care Insurance

Following a plan promotion hiatus, Health and Welfare Benefits is now pleased to remind all UC employees, retirees and their relatives are eligible to apply for CALPERS Long Term Care insurance. We have published a basic overview of the benefit on UCnet > Other Benefits and includes links to the CALPERS website for more in-depth material.

On the CALPERS website,, UC employees and retirees will find comprehensive information including an introduction to the benefits of long-term care insurance, a cost of care calculator tool and choices of pre-packaged plans or customizable plans. Once an individual is ready to enroll, they may do so online.

ARAG legal Insurance: ARAG Legal App Now Available for Download

ARAG's new app, ARAG Legal, is now available to download from the iphone APP Store or Google Play and includes an attorney finder, digital ID cards and the ability to contact ARAG's Customer Care from your phone.

Have a legal issue? Use the Attorney Finder, with these helpful features, to locate attorneys near you who have experience in the area of law you need:

  • Ratings and reviews - see an attorney's overall satisfaction rating and detailed reviews from other plan members
  • Refine results - sort searches by highest rating, overall satisfaction rating, location, area of law, language, years in the ARAG network and more
  • Reduced feeds - even if your issue isn't covered, you still won't pay full price because network attorney's offer reduced rates; use the filter to view their discounted hour rate.

Watch this brief tutorial video to see the app in action.

New Employee Benefits Orientation

The New Employee Benefits Orientation (NEBO) is offered by the UCPath Center via live webinar. The webinar is  designed to offer new faculty and staff the flexibility to learn about UC health and welfare benefits and retirement plans on a mobile device or at their desk.

For instructions on how to attend the live webinar, please click here.


Who New full-benefits eligible employees
When: Weekly/Fridays
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
How: Register online at

Safe Harbor

Who New mid-level benefits eligible employees
When: Bi-Weekly/Thursdays
(beginning January 11, 2018)
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
How: Register online at

If you have questions regarding NEBO, please contact the UCPath Center at (855) 982-7284 or by email at

Health Net – HealthCare Partners IPA North Riverside added to network

HealthCare Partners IPA North Riverside (PPG # 3749) has been added to the Health Net Blue & Gold network as of January 1, 2018. This is HCP’s first expansion into Riverside County; they are primarily in LA and Orange counties.

There are 4 PCPs associated with HealthCare Partners IPA North Riverside (PPG # 3749), and there will likely be another 7 or so added to the network.

  • Ballou, Kenneth* (Family Practice) PCP # 087684
  • Buller, Ryan I* (Family Practice) PCP # 202575
  • Dupper, Maegan* (Family Practice) PCP # 196882
  • Panchal, Pravin (Internal Medicine) PCP # 088641

*These PCPs are UC Riverside Health Physicians.

There are currently 64 specialists affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA North Riverside (PPG # 3749), including the UCR Health specialists. HealthCare Partners is continuing to add new physicians in Riverside County, therefore the number of providers may change. Their toll free number is 1 (800) 403-4160.

Additional information is available at the UCR Health website:

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