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Student Health Insurance Plan for GAs, GRAs, and GTAs

Domestic Graduate Assistants- confirm your enrollment in the plan by CLICKING HERE   


OVERVIEW

FAU’s 2020-2021 Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) for full time Graduate Assistants, Graduate Teaching Assistants, and Graduate Research Assistants (GAs, GRAs, and GTAs) will be provided through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company  and underwritten by Gallagher Student Health and Special Risk.  Gallagher Student Health and Special Risk also works with several other state university student health insurance programs.  Beginning in Fall 2020, FAU will pay for 75% of the annual SHIP premium cost, the remaining 25% of the annual premium cost will be pro-rated by term and charged to the student account.


ELIGIBILITY

Graduate assistants must meet the following requirements to remain eligible for health insurance at a reduced cost:

  • Maintain employment under one full time assistantship (0.50 FTE, 20 hours per week) or two half time assistantships (each must be at least 0.25 FTE, 10 hours per week)
  • Maintain full-time equivalent enrollment in the Fall and Spring terms. Summer enrollment is not required if the student is covered in the Spring term
  • The assistantship(s) must include a stipend and 100% tuition waiver that aligns with the Tuition Benefits Policy for Graduate Students

COST AND ENROLLMENT PROCESS

Domestic Graduate Assistants:

  • Domestic students on assistantship will pay the reduced amount of $820.75 to enroll in the 2020-2021 annual plan; charges will post to your student account as follows: 
    • Fall 2020 charge: $315.00  (coverage from 8/14/2020 through 12/31/2020)
    • Spring 2021 charge (includes Summer): $505.75 (coverage from 1/1/31 through 8/13/21)
    • Most students will choose annual coverage, however, for students interested in Summer 2021 coverage only, the cost is $215.75 (coverage 5/10/2021 through 8/13/2021).
  • Domestic students must confirm if they would like to be enrolled in the in the plan by submitting the opt-in form here: 
    FAU's 2020-2021 Opt-In Health Insurance Form for Domestic Graduate Assistants
  • For  students that opt-in, the Graduate College will post the 75% payment to the student account the week after add/drop
  • The remaining 25% of the annual premium cost must be paid by the tuition and fees deadline each term

International Graduate Assistants: 

  • International students on assistantship will pay the reduced amount of $360.00 to enroll in the 2020-2021 annual plan; charges will post to your student account as follows:
    • Fall 2020 charge: $138.25  (coverage from 8/14/2020 through 12/31/2020)
    • Spring 2021 charge (includes Summer): $221.75 (coverage from 1/1/31 through 8/13/21)
    • Most students will be enrolled in annual coverage, however, for students enrolled in Summer 2021 coverage only, the cost is $94.75 (coverage 5/10/2021 through 8/13/2021).
  • In accordance with FAU Regulation 4.009, international students will be automatically enrolled in the plan.  International students who wish to use an alternate insurance plan must submit a waiver form by August 17.  To submit a waiver, go to: www.gallagherstudent.com/FAU .  If approved, please be aware that alternate insurance is not eligible for a 75% payment. 
  • The Graduate College will post the 75% payment to the student account the week after add/drop
  • The remaining 25% of the annual premium cost must be paid by the tuition and fees deadline each term 

SUMMARY OF BENEFITS AND COVERAGE

Eligible graduate assistants (GAs, GRAs, and GTAs) with domestic status: 

Eligible graduate assistants (GAs, GRAs, and GTAs) with international status: 


CONTACT

Questions?  Please contact Liana Smith at marysmith@fau.edu 

 Last Modified 8/13/20