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GRA/GTA/GA Student Employee Health Insurance

Graduate Research Assistants (GRA), Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA), & Graduate Assistants (GA) for student employees.

Enrollment is online only. 

Please note:  As a graduate student employee, it is your responsibility to apply for your health insurance each semester if you are eligible for coverage.

The Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) in cooperation with the Regents Institutions of the State of Kansas is pleased to offer to students and their dependents, a Blanket Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan underwritten by UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company and administered by UnitedHealthcare Student Resources.  The KBOR determines the premiums each year.

Eligibility for the GRA/GTA/GA insurance is determined at the beginning of each semester. For each of the fall and spring semesters, the student must be appointed as a .5 GTA/GRA/GA (or any combination of the three to equal .5) for a minimum of eight consecutive workweeks during that semester. For the summer session, the student must be appointed as a .5 GTA/GRA/GA (or any combination of the three to equal .5) for a minimum of four consecutive workweeks from June 1 through July 31. These guidelines include international students.

Verification of appointment as a GTA/GRA/GA will be sent to UnitedHealthcare by Human Resources once you have completed the online enrollment.

2020-2021 Graduate Employee Health Insurance information can be found at the UHCSR site below.

Premium Rates for 2020-2021 (August 1, 2020 through July 31, 2021)


University Costs

FallAugust 1 - 31August 1 - December 31$235.25$705.75
SpringJanuary 1 - 31January 1 - May 31$235.25$705.75
SummerJune 1 - 30June 1 - July 31$95$283


Premium Rates for 2019-2020 (August 1, 2019 through July 31, 2020)


Student Cost

University Costs

FallAugust 1 - 31August 1 - December 31$185$553
SpringJanuary 1 - 31January 1 - May 31$185$553
SummerJune 1 - 30June 1 - July 31$74$222

Coverage begins the first day of the coverage period if the student enrolls any time during that open enrollment month. For example, enrollment in (and subsequent payment for) Health Insurance on August 18 will have a coverage date back to August 1. 

Students may enroll after the open enrollment period has closed, but within 30 days after their appointment date.  Coverage becomes effective the date United Healthcare receives premium payment from the student, or the appointment date, whichever is later.  The entire semester premium will be due, premiums are not pro-rated and there is no discount available.

To find information about the plan:

Go to UHCSR, select Kansas State University and select the coverage year. Review the policy and enroll online (link in upper right corner).  The website can also be used to access information on supplemental policies for Dental and Vision insurance, Continuation Insurance, and the complete Policy Brochure. Questions on specific coverage or allowances must be directed to United Healthcare.

If you are not a graduate student employee, please contact Lafene Health Center at LHCins@ksu.edu for your questions. 

International Students

Please read the important information on the mandatory health insurance and the waiver process from International Student and Scholar Services.