Graduate Assistants - University Health Plan (UHP)
Saint Louis University Graduate Assistants and their dependent(s) may be offered coverage under the University Health Plan (UHP). Graduate Assistants should contact their department administrators to enroll for UHP coverage offered as part of a Graduate Assistant appointment.
Enrollment / Changes to Plan Elections: Eligible Graduate Assistants and their dependent(s) must enroll or request changes to plan elections (i.e. drop coverage) within 31 days of a "letter of appointment" date, during an Open Enrollment Period or during a Special Enrollment Period.
Special Enrollment Periods are provided when a qualifying event occurs (i.e. loss of other coverage, or acquiring new dependents through marriage, birth, or adoption). If enrollment or plan election changes are not completed within 31 days of the qualifying event, the enrollment or plan election changes may not be made until the next Open Enrollment Period. When UHP coverage is provided as part of a Graduate Assistantship, plan election changes should be initiated through department administrators.
Fall / Spring Enrollment: The links below provide access to resources that assist with UHP enrollment for Fall/Spring semester coverage offered as part of a Graduate Assistant appointment/contract.
2013-2014 Graduate Assistant Enrollment Form - Form for Grad Assts with dept supported health insurance.
Saint Louis University Graduate Education Store - SLU Marketplace store for Grad Asst dependents.
Health Insurance Processing Guidelines - Reference for staff that coordinate Grad Asst health insurance.
Summer Enrollment: The link below provides an Enrollment Application Form that can be completed and routed to the Student Health Center for summer coverage periods that are not supported by an appointment. Eligibility is subject to verification.
Open Enrollment: Enrollment forms may be submitted in advance of Open Enrollment Periods. Upcoming Open Enrollment Periods for Graduate Assistants include:
Spring 2014: Jan 01, 2014 - Feb 14, 2014
Fall 2013: Aug 15, 2013 - Sep 30, 2013
Continuation of Coverage: COBRA continuation coverage, which is a temporary extension of coverage under the plan, can become available to a Graduate Assistant when UHP coverage would otherwise end because of a qualifying event. Qualifying events include, but are not limited to, voluntary or involuntary termination of employment/contract for any reason other than the assistant's gross misconduct, graduation and withdrawal. COBRA election forms and rate information are mailed by the UHP to Graduate Assistants upon contract termination.
If a Graduate Assistant's employment/contract is terminated but he/she will remain a Saint Louis University student, coverage may be continued by enrolling in the UHP as a Graduate Student. Contact the Student Health and Counseling Center at (314) 977-9178 for assistance with enrolling as a Graduate Student. Enrollment must be completed within 31 days from the loss of coverage provided through a Graduate Assistantship, during an Open Enrollment Period or during a Special Enrollment Period.
Possible alternatives to continuing UHP coverage include commercial health insurance plans and coverage sponsored by the Saint Louis University Alumni Association and made available to Saint Louis University graduates. Click on the link below for details:
Recent health insurance reform legislation is designed to expand the health coverage opportunities. Click on the link below for details:
Additional Assistance: Graduate Assistants should contact their program administrators for assistance with UHP enrollment for coverage offered as part of a Graduate Assistant appointment.
Administrators should direct completed enrollment forms with eSeeIDO or Journal Entry documentation to:
University Health Plan, Attn: Adrian Jones, Medical School, C119
Page Updated: 11/11/13