Open enrollment for benefits-eligible faculty and staff of the University has begun, and personnel are encouraged to choose Keck Medicine of USC providers by signing up for the USC Network Medical Plan. 

This plan offers choice of physicians, convenient locations and lower costs:

Maximum           USC         Kaiser

Individual          $1,000     $1,500
Family                $3,000     $3,000

PCP                     $10         $25
Specialist           $10         $50

Generic Rx:       $10         $15


The USC Network Medical Plan is a PPO, allowing participants a choice of which physicians they want to see. Tier I of the plan includes nearly 600 USC physicians, as well as 325 doctors associated with USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, an expansion convenient to staff living in the Foothill communities. Tier II includes any doctor with a Blue Cross Anthem contract, affording a vast network of choices for where participants can receive care.

“We want our staff and faculty to keep in mind the world-class services we offer right here,” said Tom Jackiewicz, MPH, senior vice president and CEO for USC Health. “Whether you’re looking for a primary physician or a specialist, we should be your first choice.”

Keck Medicine of USC has grown and added several new locations close to where staff live and work. Physicians practice at University Park Campus, and in offices in Downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena, Beverly Hills and La Cañada, as well as at Keck Medical Center. Many Keck Medicine physicians also have clinics throughout the community, such as obstetricians/gynecologists and ophthalmologists.

As of January 2014, the USC Network Medical Plan will include Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital (PIH) and Bright Health Physicians in Tier I. Located in Whittier, PIH has a full-service hospital with emergency, obstetrics and pediatrics. Bright Health has more than 300 physicians with more than 150 primary care providers (almost 40 pediatricians) in 17 locations. It also offers urgent care facilities in Whittier and La Mirada.

Members of the California Nurses Association wishing to access Keck Medicine of USC physicians and services should select MyChoice PPO 200 or MyChoice PPO 800 when signing up for benefits. Members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) should select MyChoice PPO 400 or MyChoice PPO 800.

This year, all changes or additions to medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts and disability insurance plans must be done on paper. Signed forms are submitted to Benefits no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15. Forms are available for download at

For benefit enrollment assistance, contact the HR Service Center at (213) 821-8100 or via email at