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Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA), Graduate Research Assistants (GRA), and Graduate Assistant (GA)

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International students with an F1 or J1 visa: DO NOT complete this on-line health insurance process. Please read important information on the Office of International Student Services webpage: http://www.iss.ku.edu/insurance

All other GTAs, GRAs, and GAs (without an F1 or J1 visa), please read the following carefully.

Kansas Board of Regents Health Insurance Plan & Eligibility Requirements:

Graduate Students eligible to receive the University contribution towards the student-only premium must meet the following eligibility requirements: For each of the fall and spring semesters, the student must hold at least a 50% GTA, GRA, and/or GA appointment for a minimum of eight consecutive work weeks during the semester. For the summer session, the student must hold at least a 50% GTA, GRA, and/or GA appointment for a minimum of four consecutive work weeks from the end of spring semester classes to the beginning of fall semester classes.

The University will approve eligibility for the health insurance plan with a University contribution based on these criteria, application of the Memorandum of Agreement for GTAs, and University policy. In order for the health insurance enrollment to be accepted, the GTA, GRA, and/or GA appointment must be active in the University’s Human Resources/Payroll system. Please contact Mary Karten at (785/864-7346) or mkarten@ku.edu for questions pertaining to eligibility.

Students with scholarships/fellowships or who otherwise do not meet the above eligibility requirements for the GTA/GRA/GA plan may be eligible for the regular student plan. Information about on-line enrollment in the regular student plan is available at: http:://www.uhcsr.com/ku

Policy Year: The health insurance policy year is from August 1 through July 31 of each year.

Explanation of Coverage:

Brochure: Click Here
Master Policy: http://kansasregents.org/resources/PDF/Students/Student_Health_Insurance/Contract_KBOR_and_UnitedHealthcare_2015.pdf
Preferred Providers: Click Here

Effective Date:
Effective Dates
Fall SemesterAugust 1 thru December 31
Spring SemesterJanuary 1 thru May 31
Summer SemesterJune 1 thru July 31


Premium will be accepted by semester only. The premium shown in the brochure is the student’s responsibility. The University’s contribution is in addition to the premium rate shown.

Dependents can also be enrolled in this health insurance plan. The additional premium is the student’s responsibility. The University does not contribute towards the dependent premium.

On-line enrollment for this health insurance is a TWO-STEP process for you:

Step 1: Complete the on-line application process via the link below.

Before Step 2 can be completed, the University of Kansas will verify your eligibility to enroll in the GTA/GRA/GA health insurance plan. This may take up to several weeks, depending on when your qualifying appointment is entered into the university’s Human Resources/Payroll system. Once KU notifies UHCSR of your eligibility, you will receive an e-mail from UHCSR confirming your eligibility with instructions on how to complete step 2 and submit premium payment.

Step 2: Follow the directions in the UHCSR e-mail to submit your premium payment. Payment by VISA, MasterCard, or E-CHECK can be made on-line. Payment by personal check should be mailed directly to UHCSR at the address given in the UHCSR e-mail. Enrollment in this health insurance is NOT complete until UHCSR processes your premium payment.

Click here to Enroll: Enrollment Form

Information about Individual Dental and/or Vision Insurance: http://humanresources.ku.edu/individual-dental-vision-insurance
University of Kansas contact:

Mary Karten
Room 152 Carruth-O’Leary Hall
785/864-7346 (phone) 785/864-5200 (fax)
Office Hours: 8:00 - 4:30 Monday - Friday