Benefits and perks

What are benefits and perks, exactly?

USC provides benefits-eligible employees with a broad range of benefits and perks to help protect your (and your family’s) health, wealth, and future – including health insurance, a retirement account, life insurance, tuition benefits, university facility discounts, and more. The university invests hundreds of millions of dollars every year to provide these benefits, and they represent an important and substantial part of your overall compensation package.

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Getting started or changing your benefits

Benefit categories

The fine print

ERISA Summary Plan Description

Benefits programs are subject to change at any time by the university, at its discretion, without prior notice or liability, to the extent permitted under applicable law. In the event of a discrepancy between the benefits and limitations described on this website and a plan document or collective bargaining agreement, the terms of the plan document or collective bargaining agreement will govern. Employees of other entities that have entered into agreements with the University of Southern California to provide payrolling service are subject to the policies and procedures adopted by their employer.