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Your Period of Initial Eligibility (PIE) ends at midnight on the 31st day from the first date of eligibility regardless if it's a weekend or holiday.

Your last day to enroll or make changes to your benefits 

is .

Change of Appointment

Life Change Event

Online enrollment is strongly encouraged as it enables the user to perform the data entry thereby greatly reducing the potential for error.

If you are a Berkeley Lab (LBNL) Postdoc Click Here.

Use online enrollment ("Your Benefits Online" at the At Your Service website).

You may also complete the Enrollment, Change, Cancellation, or Opt-Out—Employees Only Form *-UPAY 850 Form and submit to the Benefits office.

  • Send your completed form to the Lab's Benefits Office: 
    In person: Building 90P Trailer, Room129
    By mail:
     One Cyclotron Road
                 MS 90P-0101, Berkeley, CA 94720
    By fax:
     (510) 486-6009

A Life Change Event, examples:

You have 31 days from the date you add a new family member or you lose your medical coverage to enroll in your Lab sponsor medical, dental, and vision plans.

If you are a Berkeley Lab (LBNL) Postdoc Click Here.

Please complete the Enrollment, Change, Cancellation, or Opt-Out—Employees Only Form *-UPAY 850 Form and submit to the Benefits office.

  • Send your completed form to the Lab's Benefits Office: 
    In person: Building 90P Trailer, Room129
    By mail:
     One Cyclotron Road
                 MS 90P-0101, Berkeley, CA 94720
    By fax:
     (510) 486-6009

*Important Note:
Do not submit your completed Enrollment Form by e-mail.
You can submit your completed benefits forms in person, by hard-copy mail (U.S. mail or inter-office), or by fax to the Lab's Benefits Office. The Lab's Benefits Office does not accept e-mailed documents—these e-mailed documents will be deleted immediately from our in-box records upon receipt. Any messages that have been sent included with the document will also be deleted. The Lab's Benefits Office will not be responsible for any missed actions due to the deletion of benefits forms sent by e-mail.

If the enrollment change deadline is missed, the following alternatives may apply:

  • 90-day delayed effective date (medical plan only),
  • Statement-of-health application(Supplemental Disability/Life) pending carrier approval,
  • Enroll in available plans/add eligible family members at the next announced Open Enrollment period. (Note: disability and life is never an Open Enrollment option.)

* The plan participation effective date for the Flexible Spending Accounts is very different. Learn more about Flexible Spending Accounts.

Family Member Eligibility Verification

UC requires all employees who enroll family members in their medical, dental and/or vision insurance plans to provide documents to verify their family members' eligibility for coverage.

Starting Feb. 1, 2019, UnifyHR will administer the verification process for UC, replacing the current administrator, Secova, Inc.

Employees who enroll new family members will receive a packet of materials from UnifyHR to help them complete the verification process. Recipients must respond by the deadline shown on their letter or they risk their family members losing enrollment from benefits.

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