Visiting Scholars

Health Insurance

All domestic and international Visiting Scholars on the UC Berkeley campus are required to have health insurance for themselves and all accompanying dependents. Visiting Scholars are eligible to enroll in the UC Berkeley Visiting Scholar Benefit Plan (UCBVSBP), which is managed by Garnett-Powers & Associates (GPA). For detailed information and enrollment instructions, visit the University Health Services site.

Visiting Scholars who would like to arrive with their own insurance plan must have coverage that meets the minimum levels required by the US Department of State and UC Berkeley:

The minimum levels of coverage that must be offered through your own insurance are:

  • $500,000 per accident/illness in medical coverage
  • Policy deductible of no more than $250 per year
  • Coinsurance does not exceed 25%
  • Medical evacuation of $10,000
  • Repatriation of $7,500

For instructions on how to waive out of UCBVSBP, go here.

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