Healthy Choice Offerings

Healthy Choice Offerings are designed to encourage you to take an active role in your health care and save money.

Note: Due to differing benefit plans, these incentives currently do not apply to employees at Verdugo Hills Hospital, Las Vegas Healthcare Center, or Local 11 employees. There may be additional limitations for Anthem HMO, Anthem MyChoice HMO, Kaiser HMO, and union represented employees who opt-out, as noted below.

Health assessment incentive

Completing your annual health assessment by following these steps can save you up to $480 a year in medical premium costs. Note: This does not apply to union-represented employees who opt-out or are enrolled in the Anthem MyChoice HMO plan.

Primary Care Physician (PCP) discount

If you are enrolled in the USC Trojan Care EPO, or USC PPO Plan, and designate a PCP, you receive a $10 discount on your copay amount each time you visit your PCP’s office (excluding visits to a specialist). Be sure to designate your PCP before your next appointment to receive the credit. This discount applies to each covered family member with a designated PCP and is only available through the USC Trojan Care EPO, and USC PPO plans.

To designate a PCP, register at the HealthComp site (you may also wish to consult this helpful guide to designating a PCP). You may change your PCP designation at any time. Changes made on or before the 15th day of the month take effect the first day of the following month.

Fitness incentive program

Do you have a gym membership? Take fitness classes? Work with a personal trainer? Play on a sports league or team? Use a fitness device? The Fitness Incentive Program helps you save money on your healthy lifestyle choices by reimbursing you for many of the most common health and fitness services and activities – up to $220.

Here’s how it works. You pay fitness expenses as you would normally, save the receipts, and then file a claim at HealthEquity | WageWorks (if you have a Flexible Spending Account, this is the same login). You will be reimbursed through automatic payroll payments. Eligible expenses are listed on HealthEquity | WageWorks site and include:

  • Memberships and fees – gym, fitness center/studio, health club, swim & tennis club, etc.
  • Fitness/sports classes/instruction (including martial arts, yoga/Pilates, etc.)
  • Race/walk registration
  • Fitness devices (Fitbit, Apple watches, etc.)

If you have trouble registering at the HealthEquity | WageWorks site, be sure you are entering your legal first name and last name (including hyphen if necessary), and – if you have moved in the last year or two – you may need to enter your zip code from previous address.

Need help? Contact HealthEquity | WageWorks at (877) 924-3967.

Refer to the fitness incentive information flyer for more.

Lifestyle Redesign

The USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice provides Lifestyle Redesign interventions for USC employees in person and via telehealth. The occupational therapists engage clients in goal setting, problem solving and self-analysis so they can create habits, routines and an overall lifestyle that is customized to their personal needs and preferences.

These services are covered by the USC Trojan Care EPO and USC PPO plans as well as most PPO insurance plans and Medicare.

Lifestyle Redesign programs include:

• Autism Spectrum Disorder
• Chronic Headaches
• College Students
• Diabetes Management
• Epilepsy
• Ergonomics
• Gender Care
• Hand and Upper Extremity
• Health Coaching
• Hypertension
• MCAS and Dysautonomia
• Mental Health
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Neurological Conditions
• Oncology
• Pain Management
• Parkinson’s Disease
• Smoking Cessation
• Weight Management

If you are experiencing challenges in managing your physical health, mental health and/or daily routines, please call the OT Faculty Practice at (323) 442-3340 or email

USC Tobacco Cessation Program

A free Tobacco Cessation Program is available to faculty and staff who want to take steps toward a healthier, nicotine-free life. These participants will receive support, tips, and medication recommendations from USC nurses, pharmacists, and occupational therapists to help them successfully stop smoking. We’ll even have counselors available to help them “kick the habit” once and for all.

For more information or to sign up: