Breaking News—No Changes in GTA/GRA/GA Health Insurance for Premium Year 2017
Graduate research assistants (GRA), graduate teaching assistants (GTA) and graduate assistants (GA) will continue to be offered health insurance through the Kansas Board of Regents Graduate Health Insurance for academic year 2017-2018.
In a Frequently Asked Questions document provided Friday, October 21 the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor (DOL) and the Treasury stated that they have extended the permission of institutions of higher education to continue offering subsidized student health insurance coverage to their graduate students under Student Health Insurance Plans (SHIPs). The agencies extended the relief until further guidance is issued.
Graduate Students appointed in a 0.5 FTE GRA, GTA, or GA position will continue to be offered health insurance through the Kansas Board of Regents graduate student insurance plan. The University currently pays 75% of the premium contribution toward this insurance plan and will continue to be able to do so for the next plan year, starting August 1, 2017.
Thank you to all the graduate students who attended the information sessions regarding the possible changes. Kansas State University is pleased to be able to continue to provide health insurance to these students through the KBOR health insurance.