For Regular employees, other than Research Scholars, SDSU Research Foundation offers health insurance through two different carriers: Kaiser Permanente or Cigna. Under both options, coverage is effective the first of the month following a hire date to a regular, full-time position.
For health plan options for employees outside the San Diego area, contact an SDSURF Benefits Representative before enrolling in a health plan.
You may have an annual opportunity to change health plans during Open Enrollment, usually held in November. Changes made during Open Enrollment are effective the first of the following January.
When does coverage start and end?
The effective date of coverage will be the first day of the month following the appointment date into a regular full-time employee class.
Coverage will end the last day of the month of the regular appointment. Coverage may also end the last day of the month in which an unpaid leave of absence begins. At the end of your appointment, or at the beginning of your unpaid leave of absence, you may be eligible to continue coverage through COBRA. For more information regarding COBRA, contact SDSURF Human Resources at (619) 594-4139 or you may email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who's an Eligible Dependent and What Proof is Required
Eligible employees who enroll in the health or dental insurance plans may elect to enroll their eligible dependents. Although the eligibility standards for dependents may vary slightly among the specific plan agreements, generally, the following classes of dependents are eligible for health and dental benefits:
- The employee's spouse
- The employee's same sex or opposite sex domestic partner
- Children or domestic partner's children through age 25
- Child(ren) of eligible and enrolled dependents
- Children over age 25 and incapable of self-sustaining employment by reason of mental retardation or physical handicap incurred prior to age 26 and chiefly dependent upon the employee, their spouse, or domestic partner for support.
If both the employee and spouse are employed by SDSU Research Foundation, each will be covered separately as employees. For such employees who wish to enroll their eligible dependent child(ren), the child(ren) may be covered under either employee, but not both. A person who is eligible for coverage as an employee, is not considered an eligible dependent.
The employee is responsible for maintaining accurate enrollment status with SDSU Research Foundation's Human Resources Office. Failure to notify SDSU Research Foundation timely, shall make the employee liable for any and all additional expenses incurred, if applicable, including premiums paid by SDSU Research Foundation.
View a list of documents you may use to prove dependent eligibility.
Kaiser Permanente Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)
Kaiser Web Site Just for SDSURF Employees
Kaiser HMO Summary (Northern CA Employees) (PDF Format, 175KB)*
Kaiser HMO Summary (Southern CA Employees) (PDF Format, 175KB)*
SBC - Kaiser HMO (Northern CA Employees (PDF Format, 697KB)*
SBC - Kaiser HMO (Southern CA Employees) (PDF Format, 697KB)*
Kaiser HMO Chiropractic Benefit (PDF Format, 799KB)*
Kaiser Choose Healthy Program (PDF Format, 4.64MB)*
Kaiser Active & Fit Direct Program (PDF Format, 238KB)*Kaiser HMO Care when and where you need it (PDF Format, 486KB)*
Kaiser HMO Away From Home Traveling Line (PDF Format, 515KB)*
Kaiser Support your Health with Complimentary Care (PDF Format, 118KB)*
Kaiser HMO Explore Healthy Resources (PDF Format, 1,238KB)*
Kaiser HMO Mobile App (PDF Format, 784KB)*
Kaiser HMO Virtual Care (PDF Format, 1,103KB)*
Cigna Select Network (HMO)
Cigna Medical HMO Select Network Summary of Benefits (PDF Format, 381KB)*
SBC - Cigna Medical HMO Select Network (PDF Format, 428KB)*
SBC Uniform Glossary (PDF Format, 90KB)*
Cigna Find a Provider (PDF Format, 608KB)*
Cigna Full Network (HMO)
Cigna Medical HMO Full Network Summary of Benefits (CA) (PDF Format, 381KB)*
Cigna Medical HMO Full Network Summary of Benefits (CO) (PDF Format, 380KB)*
Cigna Medical HMO Full Network Summary of Benefits (FL) (PDF Format, 380KB)*
SBC - Cigna Medical HMO Full Network (PDF Format, 428KB)*
SBC - Cigna Medical HMO Full Network - Florida (PDF Format, 428KB)*
SBC - Cigna Medical HMO Full Network - Colorado (PDF Format, 428KB)*
SBC Uniform Glossary (PDF Format, 90KB)**
Cigna Find a Provider (PDF Format, 608KB)*
Cigna Chiropractic Benefits
Chiropractic care is provided by chiropractors in the American Specialty Health Plans (ASHP). When you go to an ASHP participating provider. There is no need for a referral. Simply make an appointment with any chiropractor in the ASHP network and you may change chiropractors at any time. Your benefits are as follows:
- $20.00 Copayment per visit
- Limited to 20 visits, per member per calendar year
To make an appointment call any of the more than 1,900 network providers throughout California. These Chiropractors are under contract with ASHP to provide exams and treatment. After the initial visit, authorizations needed for any additional treatments will be requested by your provider and handled through ASHP at no hassle to you!
Cigna OAP (PPO)
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