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 www.uhcsr.com/utah and https://emihealth.com/groupplans/refid/ugrads.
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. The Graduate School is then reimbursed via employer payroll deduction 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 the health insurance policy are available online at www.uhcsr.com/utah.
Click to access the EMI Dental/Vision brochure: University of Utah – Subsidized Graduate Students E-Booklet 2017.
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 (http://www.studenthealth.utah.edu/).
The Graduate School has created a flowchart to help graduate coordinators navigate the health,dental, vision insurance enrollment process: GSHIP Enrollment Guide.