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UC Announces Changes to Benefit Programs for COVID-19 Pandemic Relief

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June 4, 2020

Dear colleagues,

UC recently announced changes to UC’s benefits rules designed to provide relief to faculty and staff affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. These changes give faculty and staff greater flexibility in withdrawing or borrowing money from their Retirement Savings Program plans and in making changes to their benefits.

It is now easier for participants to access funds from the Retirement Savings Plans (the Defined Contribution Plan, Tax-Deferred 403(b) Plan, and 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan). For more details, please refer to: UC Regents approve loans and withdrawals from UC Retirement Savings Program plans for those impacted by COVID-19

The changes to UC’s Group Health plans give employees and non-Medicare retirees the flexibility to make changes to some of their plans, as well as more time to complete certain transactions. For more details, please see this story on UCnet: Important changes to UC benefits programs for relief during the pandemic

Questions can be directed to our Employee Experience Center (EEC) at eec@uci.edu or (949) 824-0500 (Mon. – Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)


Ramona Agrela
Associate Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Executive