MEDICAL COVERAGE REQUIREMENT FOR VISITING SCHOLARS
As a new Visiting Scholar on the UC Berkeley campus, you are required to have medical insurance, either through this program, from another insurer or provided by your home country. If you have other insurance, it must meet what is considered ‘comparable coverage’ to the insurance offered through this program. If you are an international Visiting Scholar with your own coverage, that coverage must also meet these standards that meet or exceed the J-1 Visa requirements, as well as provide this same coverage to your eligible dependents. The minimum levels of coverage that must be offered through your own insurance can be found on the Garnett-Powers website under "Medical Coverage Requirement for Visiting Scholars."
If your insurance meets the coverage requirements outlined on the Garnett-Power's website, you may waive (decline coverage) for this plan. Please complete the appropriate sections of the Enrollment Form in order to waive the coverage. You must provide proof of comparable insurance coverage by providing a copy of your insurance policy or schedule of benefits written in English. (If your policy is not written in English, you must provide an official translation of the insurance.) You may either scan and e-mail your document to UCBVSBP@garnett-powers.com or fax it to 949-215-2275, attention UCB-VSBP Services. If you waive coverage for yourself and/or your eligible dependents, you will not be eligible for coverage until the New Plan Year that begins September 1, 2014, unless you experience a qualifying event, such as marriage, birth or adoption of a child, or a loss of other coverage.
Medical/Dental Plan and Rates
To view the 2013-2014 Medical and Dental plan rates, please visit the Garnett-Powers website here.
Enrolling in the Plan
Please visit the Garnett-Power's website and look under "Enrolling in the Plan" for detailed instructions on how to enroll in the UCB-VSBP Plan.
All the above information about the current plan year can be found on the Garnett Powers & Associates website.
To make changes to your current plan, go to http://www.garnett-powers.com/academics/ucb/changes.htm
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. April McCloskey via telephone at 949.583.2925 or via e-mail at email@example.com