Graduate Assistant Health Insurance

Welcome to the University of Connecticut!

As you are now part of the University’s exemplary group of Graduate Assistants, Postdoctoral Fellows, Graduate Fellows and Graduate Students participating in University funded internships, you have the opportunity to obtain health benefits through the “Connecticut Partnership Plan”.

The Connecticut Partnership Plan offers comprehensive medical and dental benefits similar to those offered to employees in many Connecticut municipalities. To learn more about the version of the Connecticut Partnership plan available to you, review the menu items on the left. Please also review the required COBRA notification.

Once you have reviewed the plan information and required notifications, it is time to make a designation of whether or not you will enroll in the Connecticut Partnership Plan. Should you choose to waive coverage, keep in mind that all full-time students are required by the University to maintain health insurance coverage.

Whether you choose to enroll in the plan or waive coverage, the deadline to submit your election form is 31 days from your hire date.

Connecticut Partnership Plan Frequently Asked Questions

Partnership Plan COVID Services

The State of CT has provided us with their direction on how to cover the below services during this unprecedented time. The below cost shares and benefits related to COVID-19 are applicable through June 30, 2020.

COVID-19 Testing (physician ordered/prescribed) - Covered in and out of network with no member cost-share.

COVID19 Treatment - Covered in and out- of-network for all treatment for COVID-19 diagnosis

Telehealth Non-COVID19 Related Visits - Waiving in-network cost share. Out-of-network follows the standard benefit plan.

Behavioral Health - Waiving in-network cost share. Out-of-network follows the standard benefit plan.

Cryopreservation - No change at this time. Still an exclusion

Virtual Visits - Through Amwell, covered at no member cost share when a member signs into their Oxford account and follows the instructions which requires them to use the provided “coupon” code to obtain that no member cost share.

If you plan to elect coverage for your eligible dependents, you will need to include electronic (scanned) documentation of each dependent’s eligibility status at the time of enrollment. For dependents who have social security numbers, you will need to include their social security numbers on their election form.

Qualified dependents generally include:

  • Your legally married spouse or civil union partner.
  • Your children, including stepchildren and adopted children, up to age 26 for medical and age 19 for dental (disabled children may be covered beyond age 26).
  • Children for whom you are legal guardian up to age 18, unless proof of continued dependency is provided (allowing coverage up to age 26 for medical and 19 for dental).

Medical & Dental Rates

Medical 2020-2021
Individual – Full academic year cost $200.00
Individual + 1 – Full academic year cost $1,440.00
Family – Full academic year cost $1,822.00
Dental 2020-2021
Individual – Full academic year cost $153.96
Individual + 1 – Full academic year cost $307.92
Family – Full academic year cost $615.96

Check Deduction Dates 2020-2021

Fall 2020
09/25/2020
10/09/2020
10/23/2020
11/06/2020
11/20/2020
Spring 2021
01/29/2021
02/12/2021
02/26/2021
03/12/2021
03/26/2021
04/09/2021
04/23/2021

Graduate Fellow Medical & Dental Rates

2020/2021 Cost of Coverage – Payable via Fall and Spring Semester Fee Bills

Fall 2020 Semester

Dental Insurance Fall 2020 Semester Medical Insurance
Coverage Type Graduate Fellow Premium Total Premium Coverage Type Graduate Fellow Premium Total Premium
Fellow $60.95 $121.90 Fellow $83.35 $1,840.30
Fellow + 1 $121.90 $243.75 Fellow + 1 $600.00 $3,736.00
Fellow + Family $243.80 $487.60 Fellow + Family $759.15 $5,465.95

Spring 2021 Semester

Dental Insurance Spring 2021 Semester Medical Insurance
Coverage Type Graduate Fellow Premium Total Premium Coverage Type Graduate Fellow Premium Total Premium
Fellow $85.33 $170.66 Fellow $116.69 $2,576.42
Fellow + 1 $170.66 $341.25 Fellow + 1 $840.00 $5,230.40
Fellow + Family $341.32 $682.64 Fellow + Family $1,062.81 $7,652.33

Under federal and state law, the State of Connecticut is required to offer employees the opportunity to continue their current medical and dental plan options when coverage under the plan would otherwise end because of a qualifying event. An Initial COBRA Notification was made available to employees on their hire date.

To continue the coverage, members would have to pay the full cost of the coverage at group rates, which include an administrative fee.

The COBRA Administrator for the Partnership Plan is Anthem COBRA Unit at 1-800-433-5436.

COBRA Monthly Medical Costs 9/1/2020 - 8/31/2021
Employee - $375.42
Employee +1 - $762.14
Employee Family - $1,115.05

COBRA Monthly Dental Costs 9/1/2020 - 08/31/21
Employee - $24.87
Employee +1 - $49.73
Employee Family - $99.47

The length of continuation is based on the qualifying event.

Qualifying Event Period of Coverage
Employment Termination up to 30 months
Reduction in hours up to 30 months
Leave of Absence Without Pay up to 30 months
Death of Employee up to 36 months
Enroll Child Reaches Age Limitation up to 36 months

The COBRA Administrator will automatically send a COBRA notice shortly following notification of the termination of coverage.

HEALTH CARE

Antham BlueCross BlueShield
www.anthem.com/statect
1-800-922-2232

DENTAL CARE

CIGNA
stateofct.cigna.com
1-800-244-6224

PHARMACY

Caremark
www.Caremark.com
1-800-318-2572