Additional PIE for Employees with Newly Eligible Domestic Partners

The University changed the benefits eligibility policy for domestic partners as of January 1, 2019. Employees had an opportunity during this past Open Enrollment (OE) to enroll newly eligible domestic partners effective 1/1/2019.

If an employee missed the opportunity to enroll the newly eligible partner due to the policy change during OE, UC is providing a second opportunity to do so during the period from January 1 through January 31, 2019. In accordance with the UC Group Insurance Regulations, in addition to enrolling the partner, the employee may (1) change their benefits elections (such as choose a different medical plan, or (2) adjust life insurance coverage level) during this PIE.

If employees want to enroll their partners in Dependent Life Insurance coverage, they need to do so during this PIE. AD&D coverage, on the other hand, may be added any time after January 1, 2019. UCLA employees who enrolled a domestic partner in medical coverage during OE should have received an email reminding them of this opportunity to enroll in Dependent Life and/or AD&D by using the “Life Event” function on the UCPath Portal to enroll their domestic partner in Life and AD&D coverage.

In the event employees who enrolled their domestic partner in benefits during OE have changed their mind due to the impact of imputed income, the domestic partner may be de-enrolled during this additional PIE. If a premium for January 2019 has been deducted from the employee’s paycheck, it may be reimbursed to the employee, provided that the partner has not incurred claims under the plan(s) in which they were enrolled.

If you have any questions, contact UCPath Customer Service at 1-855-982-7284.