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

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 2019-2020
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 2019-2020
Individual – Full academic year cost $170.58
Individual + 1 – Full academic year cost $341.16
Family – Full academic year cost $682.44

Check Deduction Dates 2019-2020

Fall 2019
09/27/2019
10/11/2019
10/25/2019
11/08/2019
11/22/2019
Spring 2020
01/31/2020
02/14/2020
02/28/2020
03/13/2020
03/27/2020
04/10/2020
04/24/2020

Graduate Fellow Medical & Dental Rates

2019/2020 Cost of Coverage – Payable via Fall and Spring Semester Fee Bills

Fall 2019 Semester

Dental Insurance Fall 2019 Semester Medical Insurance
Coverage Type Graduate Fellow Premium Coverage Type Graduate Fellow Premium Total Premium
Fellow $67.55 Fellow $83.35 $1,40.30
Fellow + 1 $135.05 Fellow + 1 $600.00 $3,736.00
Fellow + Family $270.15 Fellow + Family $759.15 $5,465.95

Spring 2020 Semester

Dental Insurance Spring 2020 Semester Medical Insurance
Coverage Type Graduate Fellow Premium Coverage Type Graduate Fellow Premium Total Premium
Fellow $94.51 Fellow $116.69 $2,576.42
Fellow + 1 $189.07 Fellow + 1 $840.00 $5,230.40
Fellow + Family $378.15 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 United Healthcare Oxford COBRA Unit (1-866-747-0048).

COBRA Monthly Medical Costs 9/1/2019 - 8/31/2020
Employee - $375.42
Employee +1 - $762.14
Employee Family - $1,115.05

COBRA Monthly Dental Costs 9/1/2019 - 8/31/2020
Employee - $26.17
Employee +1 - $52.35
Employee Family - $104.70

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.

If you have enrolled in the Oxford/United Healthcare system for medical benefits you should be able to obtain your temporary ID card by following these instructions:

1. Call UnitedHealthcare (Oxford) at (860) 385-9055 to obtain your ID#
2. Go to https://www.oxhp.com/Member/MemberPortal/
3. Click Register Now
4. Complete the form and click Submit

Don’t have your ID card yet? You may need to change your mailing address. To make a name and/or address change please go to Student Administration AND CORE-CT.

HEALTH CARE

UnitedHealthcare (Oxford)
www.welcometouhc.com/stateofct
1-800-385-9055

UnitedHealthcare (Oxford) COBRA Unit
1-866-747-0048

DENTAL CARE

CIGNA
www.Cigna.com/stateofct
1-800-244-6224

PHARMACY

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