Graduate Assistant Health Insurance

One of the benefits of being a Graduate Assistant/Associate (GA) at USF is that you may participate in the USF Student Health Insurance Plan and, as a GA, may be eligible to have your insurance premium paid by the university. The Student Health Insurance Plan is administered by Gallagher Koster and underwritten by UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company.

To be eligible, you must be a full time GA in good standing (including meeting the credit hour and GPA requirements of the Graduate School and your academic program) with at least a .25 FTE (10 hours per week) appointment in one or more of the following Job Codes:

Graduate Research Associate – Job Code 9181
Graduate Research Assistant – Job Code 9182
Graduate Teaching Associate – Job Code 9183
Graduate Teaching Assistant – Job Code 9184
Graduate Assistant (non-exempt) – Job Code 9185
Graduate Assistant (exempt) – Job Code 9550

The 2013/2014 individual annual premium is $2,012. USF will pay the full premium for eligible GAs with at least a .25 FTE.

The university’s contribution is paid directly to the administrator, Gallagher Koster. GAs must enroll in the plan during the Open Enrollment period to be eligible and insurable for the semester(s) of employment, and must maintain eligibility throughout the semester(s).

Open Enrollment for GA’s: Thursday, August 1st through Friday, September 27th.

To enroll during Open Enrollment, click here and select “Student Enroll” (You must create a login first to enroll into the coverage) Once you have created a login please select “Student Enroll”. Please have a copy of your Offer Letter available when completing the application.

The Frequently Asked Questions about the GA Insurance Subsidy provide additional information about enrollment, eligibility, the subsidy, and more. For questions regarding the GA subsidy, call Human Resources at (813) 974-2970.

For questions concerning the content of the plan, including coverage details, contact Gallagher Koster at 1 (877) 539-3492 or email them at USFstudent@gallagherkoster.com.

For questions concerning referrals, claims, and services rendered contact UnitedHealthcare at 1 (866) 948-8472 or email them atGKClaims@uhcsr.com.

The Student Health Insurance Office is located in the SHS Annex, next to the Student Health Services Building, and administers the student health insurance program. For questions about the student health insurance program, visit their web site, call (813) 974-5407, or email insurance@shs.usf.edu.