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University of California Postdoctoral Scholar Benefits Plan PSBP

Garnett-Powers & Associates is pleased to offer the University of California Postdoctoral Scholar Benefits Plan (PSBP). This comprehensive program is comprised of the following plans, some of which offer you the choice between an HMO or PPO model:

  • Medical: Health Net HMO or PPO
  • Dental: Health Net DHMO or Principal Point of Service
  • Health Net Vision PPO
  • Life, AD&D and Short-Term Disability Insurance offered through Standard Insurance (you will be automatically enrolled in these plans)
  • Voluntary Supplemental Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Voluntary Long-Term Disability Insurance offered through Standard Insurance

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories (LBNL)

If you are a LBNL Postdoc or Affiliates hired after January 1, 2017, you may enroll in the Postdoctoral Scholar Benefits Plan. Any LBNL Postdocs and Affiliates hired before January 1, 2017, click here to view your eligible benefits.

Obtain Medical Advice Online From a Doctor - MDLIVE by Health Net

MDLIVE has been selected by Health Net to provide you with access to primary care physicians and pediatricians by secure video, phone or email. These consultations are provided at no charge. MDLIVE is easy to access and available on your schedule 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You can register online at, or by phone at 1-888-632-2738. The service complies with all confidentiality and privacy regulations.

Preventive Care Now Available at No Charge!

There has been an enhancement to the Health Net medical plans. Please click on Medical Plans to learn how the plans have changed to save costs on preventive visits.

Postdoc Medical Premium Contributions

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Newly Appointed Postdocs

Please click on the links below to access information to assist you in
understanding the plans, postdoc contributions and how to enroll in your desired benefit selections:

Frequently Asked Questions: Please access this list of the most frequently asked questions where you may learn important information about eligibility, insurance ID cards and more.

Eligibility for Enrollment: Information is provided to assist you in understanding the eligibility criteria – the time frame for making your plan choices and your family member eligibility.

Enrollment: Learn how to make your plan choices.

PSBP Health and Wellness Plans: Access detailed plan information about the medical, dental, vision, life and disability plans.

HMO Mental Health Benefits and Access to Service: Please review the information on this page specific to accessing your mental health benefits if you choose the HMO as your benefit plan.

PSBP Plan Costs and Contributions: Access the information regarding what you pay for the plans.

The following linked information provides details on
special programs associated with the PSBP:

Access Child and Home Care Providers: Bright Horizons/Care Advantage is a valuable service for all postdocs that offers a breadth of locally based child and home care providers.

Wellness Benefits: Here you will find important information to assist you in maintaining good health, as well as healthy pregnancy programs offered by Health Net.

Information for J-1 and J-2 Visa Holders: If you hold J-1 Visa Status to learn about the medical evacuation and repatriation coverage that meets the Department of State requirements.

Continuing Coverage When Your Appointment Terminates: Learn how to maintain your existing coverage when your postdoctoral appointment ends.

If you have any questions concerning the information above, please review the Frequently Asked Questions or contact Customer Service:

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Voluntary Life and Accidental Death/Dismemberment Insurance offered through Standard Insurance

Newly appointed postdocs may now take advantage of purchasing voluntary life and accidental death/dismemberment insurance to provide further financial protection for you and your family members. Please click on Voluntary Life and AD&D Enrollment to learn more and make your purchase.