Healthcare Plans


For medical coverage, USF offers a choice of a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) through Kaiser Permanente or a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) through Anthem Blue Cross. Refer to the HR Forms and Compliance Information web pages for a summary of benefits, evidence of coverage, and claim forms for each provider.

Kaiser HMO

Anthem PPO

Full-Time Faculty Medical Coverage

Full-time faculty medical coverage starts on the date of hire and is determined by the faculty member's duration of their teaching assignment and tenure status. Note: Moving from full-time to adjunct status will affect benefits coverage.

Review the Full-Time Faculty Benefits Eligibility Chart for complete details of coverage.

Phone: 800-765-6003

USF offers a dental PPO plan through Delta Dental of California, giving you the freedom to visit any in-network or out-of-network dentist you choose. A higher out of pocket expense to the employee may apply if the dentist is not a Delta Participating Dentist.

This incentive plan rewards employees for going to the dentist at least once a year. During the first year, the Delta Dental plan provides 70% of reasonable and customary charges on diagnostic, preventive, and basic dental work up to a maximum of $1,500 per year per participant. Coverage increases by 10% each year after until the fourth year when it reaches 100% if the benefit is used in each prior year. USF pays the full premium for employees and eligible dependents.

Refer to the HR Forms and Compliance Information web pages for Delta Dental's summary plan, claim form, preventative care information, and more.


Phone: 800-877-7195

USF offers vision benefits through Vision Service Plan (VSP). The benefits of this voluntary plan include an annual eye exam for $20 and a capped allowance for frames and contact lenses every two years at participating providers. Premiums are subsidized and paid through payroll deductions.

Refer to the HR Forms and Compliance Information web pages for VSP's summary of benefits and additional information.

San Francisco Healthcare Security Ordinance

USF employees who are not classified as full-time may be eligible for a health care expenditure under the San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance (SFHSCO).