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UC Merced Partners with UCOP Retirement Services on July 1

May 12, 2014

Effective July 1, 2014, UC Merced will begin a partnership with the Retirement Administration Service Center at the Office of the President in Oakland to assist employees in transitioning to the next important phase of their lives – retirement.

The Retirement Administration Service Center (RASC) supports members of the university as they transition from employees to retirees. The center provides information employees need to understand their retirement options, make informed decisions and effectively manage their benefits. RASC administers UC policies and plans for retiree health and welfare benefits with a user-friendly, efficient and accurate approach. The center was specifically created to help people avoid complications or setbacks during the retirement process. Similar partnerships have been successfully created at 10 other UC campuses, medical centers or national laboratories, including UC Berkeley, UC Riverside, UC Santa Cruz and UC Irvine.

Services provided by RASC include:

  • Pre-retirement planning, retirement counseling and election
  • General University of California Retirement Plan (UCRP) inquiries
  • Buyback inquiries and processing
  • UCRP service credit inquiries
  • Reciprocity
  • Transitioning from UC Disability Income to Service Retirement
  • Post-retirement service credit adjustments
  • Support to separated employees trying to access retirement savings or CAP balances

When you are ready to discuss your retirement preparations, contact the Retirement Administration Service Center to speak to a specialist. Call 800–888–8267 and select option 8. You can also request assistance online through a webform on the UCNet website.