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Graduate Assistant and Graduate Fellow Insurance Policies

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GA/GF Dependent Enrollment and or Declination

The Graduate Assistant/Graduate Fellow Insurance online declination and/or dependent enrollment for the 2014-2015 academic year will be tentatively available mid-July.

This site will allow you to decline the automatic medical, dental and vision coverage provided to Graduate Assistants/Graduate Fellows (GA/GF) and/or allow you to add dependents to the medical, dental and vision coverage. This process needs to be completed every fall semester since the GA/GF benefits are reset to Single Student Coverage each Fall Semester.

The deadline to submit GA/GF enrollment/declination information is September 9, 2014.

Eligibility

This health insurance plan is available to:

Please note that student health insurance is not available for World Campus students.

Dependents

As part of your assistantship or fellowship, Penn State provides insurance premium subsidies for the Graduate Assistant and Graduate Fellow medical, dental and vision plans for you and any eligible dependents you want to cover.

For the purposes of insurance coverage, eligible dependents are defined as:

If you have dependents, you must re-enroll them every Fall semester. It is not automatic. Contact Student Health Insurance at 302 Student Health Center (814.865.7467).

International Students

If you are an international Graduate Assistant or Graduate Fellow you must comply with Penn State's Mandatory Health Insurance Requirement.

Plan Design and Benfits Summary

The Plan Design and Benefits Summary is available for your review on AETNA's website.

Medical Insurance

As a Graduate Assistant or Graduate Fellow, you are eligible to receive subsidies in the amount of 80% of the annual premium cost for the Graduate Assistant and Graduate Fellow Insurance Plans. The university will pay this amount directly to the insurance companies and will deduct your 20% contribution to premium expense from your monthly paycheck.

The insurance subsidy for your eligible spouse/domestic partner or children is 75% of the annual premium expense. As with the subsidy for your individual insurances, the university will pay 75% of the premium expense directly to the insurance companies and you will pay your 25% of the premium costs through a payroll deduction.

The insurance subsidy for your eligible family is 76% of the annual premium expense. As with the subsidy for your individual insurances, the university will pay 76% of the premium expense directly to the insurance companies and you will pay your 24% of the premium costs through a payroll deduction.

The Plan Design and Benefits Summary is available for your review on AETNA's website.

Dental Insurance

As a Graduate Assistant or Graduate Fellow, you are eligible to receive a subsidy in the amount of 80% of the annual premium cost for the United Concordia Dental Insurance Plan. Your insurance subsidy for your eligible dependents is 70% of the annual premium expense.

Vision Insurance

As a Graduate Assistant or Graduate Fellow, you are eligible to receive a subsidy in the amount of 80% of the annual premium cost for the Highmark Blue Shield (Davis Vision). Your insurance subsidy for your eligible dependents is 70% of the annual premium expense.

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