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Stanford University Faculty and Staff: Important plan changes for 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions
Enrollment and Eligibility
How do I enroll?
Can I enroll if I'm a retiree?
Will I receive an ID card for my new plan? What if I need services before I receive my card?
Do I need to select a primary care physician (PCP) when I join?
How much does the premium cost? What are the copays and deductible?
Does my individual plan or other group coverage coordinate with Stanford Health Care Alliance?
Do I need to provide any documentation to enroll an adult dependent in my plan?
Doctors, Clinics and Hospitals
Does the plan cover emergency care?
What should I do for non-emergency care after hours, or when my primary care physician is unavailable? Are there urgent care options?
Do I have coverage when I’m traveling?
Are there other hospitals in the plan besides Stanford Hospital, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, or Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare
What if I need other care services, such as physical therapy or an MRI?
How do I qualify for Stanford Coordinated Care?
Are there services that require prior authorization (pre-certification)?
Do I need to select a personal doctor from the Stanford Health Care Alliance?
How do I switch my care from a doctor outside the plan to one who is in-network?
Am I able to go online and access medical records for all members of my plan?
I am switching doctors and want to bring my medical records with me. How can I do this?
What is my prescription drug coverage?
Can I get mail-order prescriptions?
Does the plan offer preventive care?
Does the plan include vision care?
Does the plan work with a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)? What about a Health Savings Account (HSA)?
Is pregnancy and childbirth covered?