Preparing to Graduate/Term
Please review the information in the Exit Process as you prepare to
graduate. It covers many issues such as who you need to notify that
you're leaving, your UCSD email access, and your W2 to name a few. Shortly
before your termination date, you will receive a notice of your
eligibility for COBRA and the availability of COBRA forms and
information on this website.
Please provide your forwarding address to your department coordinator.
Your certificate of completion will not be released to your department
until we receive your forwarding address. If you do not have a
forwarding address, you may use your permanent address.
DONT forget to change your address with the following agencies:
Please make sure to complete all dictations before your last day. One
week before your termination date, you will receive notification of any
Please turn in your ID badge to your department on your last day.
Upon termination of training, UCSD offers continuing health coverage
through COBRA. You are eligible to continue the plans you currently have
by paying 102% of the premiums Graduate Medical Education pays for your
coverage. You have 31 days from the date of the termination of your
Standard Life and Standard Long Term Disability (LTD) Group coverage to
convert your Life/LTD coverage. You have 60 days from the date your
coverage ends to continue enrollment in your health, dental, and vision
plans. No matter when you decide to continue coverage within this
period, your insurance will be retroactive to the date of your
termination, with no break in coverage. For detailed information, please
see the COBRA Notification Information.
Online COBRA forms and notices:
Moving Out of State
If you will be moving out of the state of California and you currently
have the Blue Cross HMO plan, you must switch to the PPO plan. Under the
Blue Cross PPO COBRA plan, you may need to find a BlueCross in-network
provider at 80% coverage unless you are able to visit a UCSD Medical
Center at 100% coverage. To locate a PPO provider, please go to https://www.bcbs.com
and type in our three letter Identification
Prefix (XDP) in the BlueCard Doctor and Hospital Finder. You may also
see any other provider, but will only be covered at 60%.
If you have contributed to the University of California Pretax Defined
Contribution Plan or to the Tax Deferred 403(b) Plan and you are
terminating your appointment, you may wish to access FITSCo at
http://netbenefits.fidelity.com. Upon log in, this site explains the
options for disposition of your funds. You may also call the FITSCo
automated toll free number at (866) 682-7787 and and handle the
disposition of your funds over the phone.