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Health Insurance and Benefits

The University offers the Postdoctoral Scholars a Health and Welfare package through Garnett-Powers Associates. The Postdoctoral Scholar Benefits Plan (PSBP) provides a comprehensive program which offers Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D Insurance, Short-Term Disability Insurance and Voluntary Long-Term Disability Insurance. The Standard Life Insurance program includes Medical Evacuation and Repatriation for visa holders.

PSBP is comprised of the following plans, some of which offer you the choice between a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) and a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) model.

For information on the settlement agreement with UAW detailing what a postdoc and what the UC will pay for various benefits, please see the chart Appendix A.

For detailed information, enrollment instructions and forms for health and welfare benefits offered to postdocs, please visit the Garnett-Powers Associates website.

Garnett-Powers Associates, Inc.
23361 Madero, Suite 240
Mission Viejo, CA  92691

T: 800-254-1758

PSBP Plan Information


Policies and procedures regarding terms and conditions of appointments or benefits in the Postdoctoral series which are not included on this site, are contained in Merced Academic Personnel Policies & Procedures (MAPP) , APM 390, Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc. and the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).  The CBA shall prevail if there is a conflict between the website, the MAPP, APM, Garnett-Powers & Associate website and the CBA.



Questions About Postdoc Benefits?

Sherry Coane
UC Merced Academic Personnel Office
T: 209-228-4002