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GTA/GRA/GA Health Insurance Information Guidelines


Eligibility Requirements
  • 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.

When to enroll

  • Fall semester: August 1 – 31 
  • Spring semester: January 1-31 
  • Summer semester: June 1-30

  • If eligible, coverage will begin on the 1st of the month of open enrollment provided you enroll and are appointed during the open enrollment period.
  • It is the student's responsibility to enroll during the open enrollment periods. No reminder notice is sent out. Coverage and refunds of the automatic insurance fee can be delayed significantly if the enrollment is delayed.

  • Additional details at http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/health/gradhealth.html

Where to enroll

  • Go to UHCSR and select the link directly below the GRA/GTR/GA Enrollment Instructions. 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 UnitedHealthcare.

The Enrollment Process

  • Complete an online enrollment form through UHCSR
  • Human Resources will verify that you meet all eligibility requirements and approve your coverage with UHCSR. 
    • NOTE:  This process may take as long as 2-4 weeks to complete, depending on when appointment papers are received in our office from your department.  Papers are processed into the Human Resources database in the order received.  If any documents are missing or incorrect, the process may be delayed.  WE ASK THAT YOU PLEASE HAVE PATIENCE.
    • Once approval is given in the UHCSR system, you will receive an email from UHCSR with payment instructions on how to make payment.  This email is sent to the address you included on your application.  Be sure to check your SPAM and Junk folders.
    • If you do not receive the email by the end of the open enrollment period, contact Human Capital Services at 785-532-6277 to check on your status.

Information specific to International Students with an F1 or J1 visa

  • We will work closely with the HCS and UHCSR office about the removal of the insurance fee from your KSIS account PROVIDED you meet eligibility requirements and have made payment for the insurance. You do not have to submit the waiver form.
  • If you have made payment for your health insurance, but the charge remains on your KSIS account for 7 business days, contact isss@ksu.edu for assistance.
For information on accessing the online enrollment for the GTA/GRA/GA health insurance, please visit http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/health/gradhealth.html

It is your responsibility to enroll in the GTA/GRA/GA health insurance in a timely manner. 
GTA/GRA health insurance enrollment is managed by Human Capital Services. Please contact them for any GTA/GRA/GA health insurance coverage questions. ISSS can not help you with enrolling or paying for GTA/GRA health insurance. 

Division of Human Capital Services

Kansas State University
103 Edwards Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-4801
785-532-6095 (fax)
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (CST)