Health and medical-related benefits

Health care coverage is one of the most important benefits the university offers you. It helps pay for your medical, dental, and vision care, as well as your prescriptions. You may also wish to open a health care flexible spending account to defray medical-related costs and reduce your taxable income. Other benefit offerings provide coverage for other medical situations (including disability); life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance protects your family as well. USC faculty practices and other university-based health care services are listed below too.

Health care coverage




Paying for health care

Flexible Spending Accounts

Other insurance options

Insurance for other medical situations

Life and AD&D insurance

USC services

USC faculty practices and health care information

Wellness resources

USC Senior Care (retirees)

Legal statements

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.