University of Southern California

USC Benefits

Hospital union employee medical plans

There is no employee cost for the MyChoice HMO plan, available to both full- and part-time CNA and NUHW employees.

Biweekly employee cost for medical plans (salary reduction—pretax dollars) Full-time Part-time
MyChoice PPO 200 (CNA)
Employee $50.46 $196.78
Employee + adult $176.57 $288.68
Employee + child $100.91 $233.04
Employee + children $156.41 $269.99
Employee + adult + child(ren) $239.66 $318.65
MyChoice PPO 400 (NUHW)
Employee $50.46 $196.78
Employee + adult $176.57 $288.68
Employee + child $100.91 $233.54
Employee + children $156.41 $269.99
Employee + adult + child(ren) $239.66 $318.65
MyChoice PPO 800 (CNA/NUHW)
Employee $16.84 $123.90
Employee + adult $58.93 $179.37
Employee + child $33.67 $146.11
Employee + children $52.22 $167.97
Employee + adult + child(ren) $79.98 $196.95
These medical plan rates are effective January 1, 2014.

If you're a hospital union employee working full-time (at least 32 hours per week) or part-time (at least 24 hours per week), you're eligible for our medical plans.

USC pays a large portion of the premiums for these plans—your contribution varies depending on plan and the dependents covered, so review your options carefully to determine which best meets your family's specific needs.

Choose from two preferred provider organizations (PPO) or a health maintenance organization (HMO), all offered through Anthem Blue Cross.

You will have access to a nationwide network of hospitals and physicians, access to emergency care whenever and wherever you need it, online tools to manage your benefits and your health, and access to a 24/7 NurseLine for health advice at (800) 977-0027. You will also have coverage for childhood vaccinations, routine physical exams and important preventive screenings to help you and your family stay healthy.

No matter which medical plan you choose, you will pay the same amount for your prescription drugs after a $25 deductible. If a prescription is filled at a retail pharmacy in the network, your copayment is $10 for generics, $25 for brand-name prescriptions and $45 for non-formulary drugs. If you choose the mail-order option you can save even more—you will receive a three-month supply with the following copayments: $25 for generics, $63 for brand-name prescriptions and $100 for non-formulary drugs. For more information on the prescription plan call (800) 700-2541.

The Anthem Blue Cross website can help you choose your medical plan. You may wish to use the site to compare the availability of physicians in your area before selecting coverage. Once you have chosen a plan, further questions can be answered by customer service representatives for your plan. Our vendor directory will help you find the correct contact information.

You must enroll in a medical plan within 30 days of hire, or you will have to wait until the university's next open enrollment period. Coverage begins on your 31st day as a benefits-eligible employee, provided you have enrolled.

You can also make changes to your medical plan any time you experience a life event (birth of a baby, marriage, divorce) that changes your dependents, but you must do so within 30 days of the life event, and the change must be consistent with the event.