Benefits Eligibility

Overview/Purpose Multiple Concurrent Appointments
Health & Welfare Benefit Levels Multiple Consecutive Appointments
  BELI Codes & Requirements Appointment Extended
  Initial Eligibility Transfer to Positions "Ineligible for Benefits"
  Continued Eligibility Unit 18 (Lecturers) Appointment Averaging
  Special Situations Status Qualifier Codes
  Ending Date for Funding or Visas Purposes Out of Compliance BELIs

This material describes basic eligibility requirements for health and welfare benefit packages (Full, Mid-level, and Core), outlines the Benefits Eligibility Level Indicators (BELIs) that control enrollments, and gives examples of initial employment appointments and the effects of appointment extensions, transfers and rehires on UC sponsored health and welfare benefits.

Once eligibility is determined, a BELI code is assigned to the employee. These codes range from 1-5 and are entered into the payroll system. It is the Assigned BELI that controls access to benefits. The payroll system also derives a BELI code and produces edit reports that compare the Assigned BELI and Derived BELI. Derived BELI codes range from 1-9, although the derived codes 5-9 have all been incorporated into Assigned BELI 5. The Service Center reviews these reports and ensures that any discrepancies are adjusted.

It is very important that an employee’s BELI is correct, since it determines the benefits for which an individual is eligible. The Service Center is responsible for ensuring that an employee has an appropriately assigned BELI. A change in BELI may be required because of changes in the employee's conditions of employment such as the ending of an appointment, a change in percent time, or the extension of an appointment. Whenever a change to an employee's appointment is made, the BELI and any assigned Status Qualifier Code should be reviewed to ensure they are still appropriate.