Mandatory Student Insurance

Last Revised: 
October 2014
Review Date: 
October 2017
Policy Owner: 
Bursar’s Office
Contact Name: 
Susan Morrell
Contact Title: 
Associate Bursar
Contact Email: 
susan.morrell@business.gatech.edu
Policy Statement: 

Certain groups of students are required to purchase health insurance. Students for whom insurance is not mandatory may purchase insurance voluntarily.

Mandatory Groups:

Undergraduate and Graduate International Students holding "F" or "J" visa status.

Undergraduate and Graduate Students enrolled in academic programs that require proof of health insurance.

Graduate Students receiving Qualified Graduate Assistantships, defined as any type of graduate assistantship of at least 1/3 time. This includes general graduate assistantships, teaching assistantships, laboratory assistantships, and research assistantships, regardless of the source of funds; as well as Graduate School Assistantships and Graduate Recruitment Opportunity (GRO) assistantships.

Graduate Students receiving Qualified Fellowships, defined as fellowships administered by the Institution that provide funding for the student in an amount equal to or greater than the prevailing in-state tuition rate for graduate students. Such fellowships include, but are not limited to, Institution Presidential Graduate Fellowships, National Research Service Awards, National Science Foundation Fellowships, and other state and federally funded fellowships.

Graduate Students receiving Qualified Training Grants, defined as state or federally funded training grants administered by the Institution that provide funding for the student in an amount equal to or greater than the prevailing in-state tuition rate for graduate students.

 

Procedures: 

Students who meet the requirements for mandatory health insurance are assessed insurance charges on their student account. Payment is due on the published payment deadline each semester. To view Insurance Rates for the current semester visit the Bursar website at: http://bursar.gatech.edu/content/mandatory-student-insurance.

The Georgia Tech insurance provider is Blue Cross Blue Shield. Visit the BCBS site and click on Mandatory Plan to see additional plan information and a benefits summary.

Voluntary Student Plan:
To purchase health insurance voluntarily, visit Blue Cross Blue Shield. Next, click the Voluntary Plan button to see voluntary rates, plan description, and the benefits summary.

Insurance Waivers:
Students in the mandatory groups have the option to waive the student insurance if they have a pre-approved insurance plan. Waivers are processed by Blue Cross Blue Shield, the insurance carrier. To apply for a waiver, go to Blue Cross Blue Shield, click on the Mandatory Plan button, select the Enroll/Waive tab and click the Waive Coverage button to provide the information required.

For more information about the student insurance plans, please visit Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Policy History: 
Revision DateAuthorDescription
10-2014Bursar's OfficeUpdate to policy
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