Part-time faculty or staff

The benefits information that applies specifically to you is linked in the chart below, if you are a full-time USC employee:

  • Faculty with 50-99% appointment
  • Staff members working between 50-99% of full-time hours (which vary depending on department)

If you’re a full-time employee, a Verdugo Hills employee, health community staff, or a union-represented employee, your benefits differ. See the benefits eligibility page for details. Note that if you reside outside California, you may not choose Kaiser as your medical coverage. (If you reside outside California, your state may in some cases offer premium assistance programs.)

If you’re a faculty member with less than 50% appointment, you are not benefits-eligible, but (like other ineligible employees) you can make unmatched contributions to the USC Retirement Savings Program. If you eventually meet the Program’s eligibility period, you will then get a match on your first 5% as well as the non-elective 5% match. Also not eligible for benefits: Employees classified as per diem, resource, Trojan Encore, distinguished practitioners, graduate assistants, or other affiliated academic staff.

Benefit plan When can I enroll? Where do I enroll?
USC Trojan Care EPO Within 30 days of hire/life event OR open enrollment Workday
USC PPO Within 30 days of hire/life event OR open enrollment Workday
USC HMO Within 30 days of hire/life event OR open enrollment Workday
Kaiser HMO Within 30 days of hire/life event OR open enrollment Workday
Delta Dental Within 30 days of hire/life event OR open enrollment Workday
United Concordia Within 30 days of hire/life event OR open enrollment Workday
Vision Service Plan (VSP) Within 30 days of hire/life event OR open enrollment Workday
Health care or dependent care Flexible Spending Account (WageWorks) Within 30 days of hire/life event OR open enrollment Workday
Cancer, accident, hospitalization (Aflac) Any time Vendor site
Long term care (Genworth) Any time Vendor site
Life, AD&D (Minnesota Life) Any time Vendor site
Basic disability (enroll/change) Within 30 days of hire/life event OR open enrollment Workday
Supplemental disability Within 30 days of hire OR open enrollment Workday
Hyatt Legal Within 30 days of hire OR open enrollment Vendor site
USC Retirement Savings Program Any time after 6 months of employment with 500 hours of service Vendor site
Supplemental retirement Any time Vendor site

Additional benefit information

Time off

Perks