Retirement Contacts (with notes)

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Retirement Administration Service Center (RASC)
P.O. Box 24570, Oakland, CA 94623-1570
Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (PT)
1-800-888-8267; (call right at 8:30 to maximize response) Fax: 1-800-792-5178 

Address: P.O. Box 24570, Oakland, CA 94623-1570
Retiree pension and health care plans questions; Medicare enrollment process; Retirement counseling and questions (Counselor assigned after you submit  “Request for Retirement Initiation Packet “); Change of address for retirees; UCRAYS password reset. 
Steps to retire retirement process:
  • Log on to UCRAYS and select: Retirement > Initiate & Elect Retirement > Create PRP 
At least three months before the retirement date, academic and staff employees should notify their department manager about their decision to retire and initiate your retirement by creating your Personal Retirement Profile (PRP) on UCRAYS. The retirement process generally takes 90 – 120 days. RASC will not begin the process for July 1 retirements until April 1.  
UCRAYS (UC Retirement at Your Service)
Secure email messaging with RASC, portal for initiating retirement process, pension balance estimates, seeing service credit, change address. 
“All things UC retirement” website for UC publications, explanations, and links to resources; includes Retirement Review and Readiness Score (personal statement of monthly retirement income), classes and one-on-one counseling (Fidelity). Includes links to UCNET with retirement and retiree health insurance publications, webinars, etc.
UC Retirement Savings Program (Fidelity Retirement Services)
http://netbenefits.comTo arrange one-on-one financial counseling, call 1-866-682-7787 or go to Counselors are Eric Schreiber, and Nancy Pargot,
Website for managing your 403b, 457b, and DCP plansOne-on-one financial counseling; Retirement Counselors can also answer select questions about Social Security.
UC Health Care Facilitator Program
UCB: Gabe Schmidt, 510-664-4134 Blanca Bocobo, 510-486-4269 Fax: 486-6009 Email:
Assistance with healthcare related questions; help with using health plan
UC Berkeley Retirement Center

(Different from the Retirement Administration Service Center- RASC)
http://retirement.berkeley.edu101 University Hall (2199 Addison Street), Berkeley, Ca,  642-5461 Fax: (510) 643-1460,  Email:
Retiree bMail (for staff/non-emeriti); Retiree ID Card, parking passes, Retiree (UCB, LBNL, & UCOP) and Emeriti Associations, e-news list; personal development and long-term care and retirement housing workshops. retirement planning resources on website
Office for Faculty Equity & Welfare(for UCB Faculty Considering Retirement) California Hall, MC #1500 Berkeley, CA 94720-1500, Phone: 510-642-1935, Email: ofew@berkeley.eduSam Davis, Retirement Faculty Liaison,, personal phone 510-712-0045
Pathway to Retirement Option, Emeriti Privileges. Professor of the Graduate School; Faculty specific questions.
Social Security 1-800-772-1213; TTY/TDD: 1-800-325-0778 for hearing impairedBerkeley office: 1-877-531-4696; 2045 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, To find an office close to your home:
Social Security balances, Medicare eligibility, enrollment and benefits, Social Security publications, “my Social Security” account)
What to do if you’re enrolling in Medicare, publication from UC
For questions about UC retiree health insurance coordinated with Medicare, contact your UC Health Care Facilitator
CalPERS; Phone: (800) 908-9119
Important note: CalPERS has suspended open enrollment due to current uncertainty in the long-term care market and is no longer accepting applications When enrollment is open, long-term Care coverage is available to current California public employees, retirees, their spouses, parents, parents-in-law, adult children and adult siblings, who are between the ages of 18 and 79 when they apply.
Rec Sports, Email:  (510) 642-7796
Now is the time to start an exercise routine that you can carry into your retirement.  (LBNL – in person sign-up only)
Career Development
UCB People and Culture, Lisa Rykert Career & Professional Development Lead,; L. Chou, Ph.D. , Career and Leadership Development Coaching and Consulting , 1708 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 2 Berkeley, CA 94709 (510) 435-9773

aculty - Office of Faculty Welfare-;  200 California Hall, MC #1500 Berkeley, CA 94720-1500, Phone: 510-642-1935, Email:; Sam Davis, Retirement Faculty Liaison,, personal phone 510-712-0045 
Be Well at Work
Faculty & Staff Health Programs for UCB and LBNL: providing tools and workshops for healthy lifestyles, elder care counseling and employee assistance workshops, including topics like stress management, instant relaxation, and coping with transition/change.