Healthy Choice Offerings

As a benefits-eligible faculty or staff member, you have access to many health-promoting programs alongside your health plans. Some featured offerings during the Open Enrollment timeframe are:

Other Healthy Choice Offerings include a primary care physician copay discount, fitness incentive program, and Gympass membership, which are outlined below. All of these are designed to encourage you to take an active role in your health care and save money.

Primary care physician (PCP) copay discount

If you enroll in the USC Trojan Care EPO, EPO Plus, or the USC PPO plan and designate a PCP for yourself and each of your covered dependents, you will receive a $10 discount on your office visit copay each time you visit your PCP (excluding visits to a specialist).

Be sure to designate your PCP by the 15th of the month for the credit to take effect on the first day of the following month. This discount applies to each covered family member with a designated PCP and is only available through the USC Trojan Care EPO, EPO Plus, and USC PPO plans.

Fitness incentive program

The WageWorks Fitness Incentive can help you save money on your healthy lifestyle choices by reimbursing you for many of the most common health and fitness services and activities – up to $220 for 2023. You don’t need to be enrolled in a medical plan to participate.

The program is simple. You pay for eligible fitness expenses as you would normally, save the receipts, and then file a claim at WageWorks.com (if you have a Flexible Spending Account, you use the same login). You will be reimbursed on your next paycheck.

Eligible expenses include:

  • Fitness devices (e.g., Fitbit, Apple Watch, etc.)
  • Memberships and fees (e.g., gym, fitness center/studio, health club, swim, tennis club, etc.)
  • Fitness classes and sports instruction (martial arts, yoga, Pilates, meditation, etc.)
  • Sports leagues and teams
  • Race or walk registration

For more, refer to our printable WageWorks (fitness incentive) fact sheet.

Gympass

Gympass is a program that provides faculty and staff with access to thousands of gyms and fitness activities (in-person and online) at low cost with no contracts. This membership fee is also an eligible expense for the fitness incentive program.

Refer to the Gympass fact sheet for details.

How to take advantage of the 2022 and 2023 Healthy Choice Offerings

If youAnd you do itYou’ll save
Complete the health assessment (questionnaire and screening)No later than Friday, Dec. 16, 2022 to receive the incentive beginning the next pay period in 2023 – no retroactive credits provided for periods missed$40/month ($480/year) off your medical plan contributions for 2023
Designate your in-network primary care physician (PCP) if you are enrolled in the USC Trojan Care EPO, EPO Plus, or USC PPO plansBy the 15th of the month to take effect the 1st of the following month when you visit your primary care doctor$10 off your copay every time you visit your PCP’s office, excluding visits to a specialist (applies to each family member who designates a PCP)
Participate in a fitness activityAnytime in 2023 by registering at WageWorks to submit a qualified fitness expense for reimbursementUp to $220/year on your fitness activities (note this incentive is subject to all federal and state withholding and all employment taxes).

For employees employed at Keck/Norris CNA, Keck NUHW, Norris NUHW, NUHW Ambulatory, and NUHW Alhambra Call Center

The information on this page does not apply to you if you enroll in the Anthem MyChoice HMO or select one of the opt-out options. To review your details on the Employee Gateway, click on your union page in the bullet points below (note these pages reflect your current 2022 benefits information).