Subsidized Graduate Student Health Insurance

Subsidized insurance is available to TAs and RAs who are receiving a full 100% tuition benefit.  They may hold both a TA and an RA position (with the total adding up to 100% tuition benefit) to qualify. The insurance is the same Student Health Insurance policy offered to all U of U students, as well as dental and vision insurance provided through Educators Mutual Insurance. Coverage for dependents is not subsidized. Rates and brochures are available at and

Qualifying students are billed for 20% of the premium through Income Accounting.  The Graduate School pays the remaining 80% at the start of the semester. Throughout the semester, The Graduate School is reimbursed via bi-monthly payroll deductions from the TA benefit pool or RA benefit allotment. For this reason, RA’s must be paid from a grant (5000 fund) that has a benefit allotment for each student researcher. If there is no benefit pool on the grant that the student is paid from, they should be coded as a GA and not included on the subsidized health insurance.

Rates and brochures for this policy are available online at and

Students who are not eligible for the subsidized program, but would like to enroll in the program at their own cost, should contact:

Student Health Services
Madsen Health Center Level 1
555 Foothill Blvd.
Salt Lake City, UT, 84112

Additional information is available from Student Health Services (

United HealthCare has created a flowchart to help graduate students know how to enroll in the health plan, depending on their individual situation. Click here to download the flowchart.