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Notice:  Late December 2022, President Biden signed into law the Secure Act 2.0 as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023. Secure 2.0 is aimed to help people save and invest for a more secure retirement.

With the passing of SECURE 2.0, UC's 457(b) plan will process contributions in the same manner as the UC 403(b) Plan and the DC Plan (after-tax). This means that, beginning in April 2023, contributions (including new deferrals, changes to deferrals and cancellations) in the UC 457(b) Plan will take effect with the next available paycheck (subject to payroll cut-off dates).

For more information about this change and others related to the Secure Act 2.0, please visit

Benefits Administration is handled by the UCPath Center in Riverside, including routine activities such as welcome kit distribution, enrollment, claims submissions, and notifications. More complex benefit transactions are handled by your local HR Department.

During an employee's Period of Initial Eligibility, once benefit elections are submitted, they become final and can only be changed by contacting the UCPath Center.

For UC Merced support, please contact Human Resources Benefits


Additional Benefits Resources


At Your Service AYSO

  • Historical Earnings Statements (pre-June 1, 2020)
  • Historical W-2s (pre-June 1 2020)



  • Investment links
  • Benefit links
  • Investment beneficiaries


At Your Service

  • Pension beneficiaries
  • Retirement information
  • Retirement estimator
  • Initiating UC retirement


Click to view 403b, After-Tax DC, and 457b Enrollment/Change Effective Dates for 2022