Benefits for UC Santa Cruz Employees

Services Provided

The Benefits Office Staff administers comprehensive University benefits programs and provides information and counseling on benefits programs for academic appointees, staff and eligible dependents. This office is also responsible for the Employee Assistance Program and the Health Care Facilitator Program.

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Office Contacts

Benefits Office staff members are generally available by phone or email from 8am - 12pm and 1pm - 5pm. If you wish to see a member in person, please contact the appropriate individual for an appointment.

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Benefits Office Phone Number: (831) 459-2013

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  • General Benefits Plan Information
  • Online Benefits Applications & Forms
UC HR/Benefits Website UCnet Compensation & Benefits
  • Retirement Services
see Retirement Services contact list
  • Benefits Eligibility Questions
  • General Health & Welfare and Enrollment Questions
  • Life, AD&D, Legal, Basic Disability,
    and Voluntary Short-Term/Voluntary
    Long-Term Disability Plan Questions

(831) 459-2013

Benefits Listserv:

  • Health Plan Problems & Billing Issues
  • Medicare Questions
Marianne McIvor
  • Operational Issues
  • Pre-Retirement Planning Workshops
    QR Code to book an appointment
Tess Waldo
  • General Benefits Related Questions
  • Bilingüe en español

Alexiss Castañeda

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Escalated Issues

Joyce Tuttle
(831) 459-2952

  • Leave Coordination

Barbara Bullard

  • Leave Coordination

Cammie Rodriguez
(831) 459-3294

  • Leave Coordination

Michael Bautista
(831) 459-1871

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