University of California, Berkeley

Layoff Resources: Benefits Information Checklist

Required Information: The department is required to give employees the following benefits publications and resources:

  1. Indefinite Layoff Benefits Checklist (KP# 3002) (PDF)
  2. Indefinite Layoff Benefits Checklist Supplement
  3. See our COBRA page for more information and forms
    • PLEASE NOTE: Laid-off employees eligible for COBRA may switch from their current medical plan to the Core Medical plan at the time of COBRA/Continuation election. This exception applies only to layoff actions, it does not apply to other COBRA qualifying events. Therefore, it is important that the Department Benefits Counselor mark the appropriate "Layoff" indicator in the qualifying event section when preparing the COBRA form UBEN 102.
  4. At Your Service website homepage
  5. Always At Your Service brochure (KP# 4003)

Useful information:

  1. Retirement Handbook (KP# 1400)
  2. Retirement Plan Summary Plan Description
    1. Coordinated with Social Security (KP# 1001)
    2. Not Coordinated with Social Security (KP# 1002)
    3. Safety (KP# 1003)
    4. Tier II (KP# 1004)
  3. Returning to UC Employment After Retirement Factsheet (PDF)
  4. UCRP/CalPERS Reciprocity Factsheet (KP# 3105)
  5. UCRP/CalSTRS Concurrent Retirement Factsheet (KP# 3106)

HR Benefits Unit Resources:

  1. Life Insurance Portability or Conversion Form
  2. Retirement Plan Questions
  3. COBRA Questions