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Medical Benefits

Pacific is pleased to offer access to affordable, high-quality health care benefits for Faculty, Staff and their dependents. The 4 Health Plan options include High Deductible plans with much lower or no-cost premium options and Health Savings Accounts (HSA's) that allow you to save for the future.

New Employees and current employees with Qualifying Life Events : Please complete, waive or change your benefit elections through your online benefit portal, Benefit Focus, within 31 days of being hired or qualifying life event.

Things to keep in mind when selecting a medical plan:

  • Where do you typically receive care and are those providers/hospitals part of a plan's network;
  • Do you need a plan that allows access to non-network providers;
  • What are the co-payments and deductibles;
  • How much will it cost per month from my paycheck;
  • Do I want access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) as part of my strategy for saving for healthcare in retirement.

2020 Benefit Material and Websites

Benefit Focus Enrollment Portal
Medical Plan Comparison Chart 
2020 Benefits Guide 

Pacific Self -Funded Plan

Kaiser Permanente Plan

Pacific self-funded plans using the Anthem Prudent Buyer Network (Group # 475) Pacific offers two Kaiser Permanente plans (Northern Ca Group# 1857, Southern Ca Group# 227559)

Qualified Benefit Change? Please visit benefits.pacific.edu to enroll or waive benefits.

If you cover qualified dependents, you all must enroll in the same Medical Plan. When adding a Spouse or Domestic Partner upload a copy of your marriage certificate or certificate of Domestic Partnership to benefits.pacific.edu. When adding a child you must upload a birth certificate or legal guardianship order.

The University of the Pacific must report the cost of medical and dental insurance that we provide for a domestic partner. The value of this benefit is subject to Federal Income, State Income, Social Security and Medicare taxes. The University of the Pacific must deduct and withhold these taxes from your paycheck based on the market value of the coverage, called "imputed income." The market value of coverage is calculated as the difference between the actuarial value of insurance for employee only and insurance for employee and one dependent. 

If you have any questions please email employee_benefits@pacific.edu