Garnett-Powers & Associates are pleased to offer the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Postdoc Benefits Plan (PBP). This program consists of four plans offering comprehensive benefits for you and your family:
Open Enrollment Plan Year 2015
For Postdocs Who Previously Waived Coverage or Are Currently Enrolled
The Open Enrollment period for Plan Year 2015 is October 30th – November 25th, 2014. Open enrollment allows you to enroll in the PBP if you previously waived and/or waived coverage for your eligible dependents, and change or cancel your current coverage. There are no plan or rate changes for the new year. The rates have increased slightly for the VSP vision plan for 2015. You may review all benefits by clicking on the appropriate link at left. If you would like to review the new vision rates for 2015, please click on 2015 Monthly Rates.
For instructions on how to enroll or make changes for Plan Year 2015, please click on Open Enrollment.
Newly Appointed Postdocs
Please review the information below to assist you in understanding the plans offered. You will be automatically enrolled in the dental, vision, life and short-term disability plans. You do need to complete an enrollment form, however, to indicate your selected beneficiary(ies) for the life insurance.
This web site contains information regarding:
- How to enroll in the plans offered
- How to waive the plans for yourself and/or your dependents
- Detailed descriptions of each plan
- General information regarding your COBRA Continuation Rights
- Contacting Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc. for assistance
Please follow the links on the side of this page to assist you in learning about the plans and completing the enrollment form. If you are not changing your automatic enrollment, you will still need to visit the form to complete the beneficiary information for the life insurance. The PBP Enrollment Form is a secure online enrollment tool that can be printed once you have followed the instructions for completion. In order to streamline your enrollment process, we recommend that you first print the PBP Enrollment Form Instructions. This will allow you to have the instructions in front of you while completing the various sections of the form.
In addition to completing the Enrollment Form, you will need to acknowledge that you have read and understand the General Notice of COBRA Continuation Rights. This document contains important information regarding continuing your coverage in some of the plans if you should have a qualifying event.
Medical Evacuation and Repatriation Coverage for J-1 Visa Status
The medical evacuation and repatriation requirements necessary for Postdocs holding J-1 Visa status, and their dependents holding J-2 Visa status, are automatically covered through the Mutual of Omaha Life Insurance program in which you are automatically enrolled. There is no need to purchase supplemental coverage for these requirements. Please click on Information for J1 and J2 Visa Holders for further information.
Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc. is pleased to offer a PBP Customer Service Representative who will assist you with benefit and enrollment questions. Please address your questions to:
Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc.
23361 Madero, Suite 240
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Or call us Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm PST
Toll free at 1-800-319-9557
Contact PBP Customer Service
We thank you for the opportunity to be of service to you and your family.
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