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Medical Plans

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Our medical plans provide coverage for preventative care, preexisting conditions, prescription drugs, as well as mental health services.

Kaiser HMO

Cost-effective managed care with a copay, in Kaiser’s network and service area.

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Healthcare + Savings

High deductible plan, no fixed copays in nationwide network, with access to an HSA.

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Stanford Health Care Alliance (SHCA)

Stanford care, with a copay, in a select local network.

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ACA Basic High Deductible

Meets the minimum essential coverage and affordability requirements for benefits-eligible employees.

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Trio by Blue Shield

A fixed copay for services within the California service areas.

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Compare Medical Plans & Costs

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Active employees and official retirees can use this tool to compare medical benefits, as well as plan costs.

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Waiving Coverage

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If you don’t need Stanford coverage, you must actively waive coverage in My Benefits. You’ll receive a $25 credit (or a $12.50 credit if you work part-time) provided as taxable income in each paycheck.

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Medical Contribution Assistance Program

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If you qualify, Stanford will help you pay your contributions to your university-sponsored medical plan when you cover your family.

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ACA Plan for Temps & Casuals

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If you are a casual/temp employee, you may still be eligible for minimum essential medical coverage for you and your dependent children to age 26.

ACA Plan



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Continuing coverage may be available if you or one of your covered dependents loses health coverage.