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To:  University Business Managers, Campus Unit Finance Leads, RASG, HR Secondary Managers
From: The Cash Management Team

This e-mail is specifically for those who are responsible for graduate students enrolled in the Graduate Student Health Insurance Program (GSHIP).

The June 2021 GSHIP premium file has been uploaded into Connect Carolina and departments now have access to the GradStar GSHIP Administrator Premium Maintenance page to update allocations to Research Assistants/Teaching Assistants (RA/TAs).

The total cost allocation must equal the monthly premium amount of $344.80.

The last day to make changes in the system will be Thursday, June 24, 2021.

Important Deadlines


GSHIP System will be opened for 2021-2022 enrollment beginning June 15, 2021.  (GSHIP Enrollment Memo 2021-2022 is attached for your convenience).

The premium cost per student for annual coverage provided through Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC, is $4223.04 per year or $351.92 per month.  This premium amount is as always subject to anticipated final approval from the North Carolina Department of Insurance.  The Campus Health Fee is $205.08 per semester ($410.16 per academic year) for fiscal year 2021-22.

Termination Information:

  • Departments should be entering GSHIP terminations for students who are graduating or not continuing in their role as an RA/TA effective 5/31/2021.  UNC RA/TA 5/31/2021 terminations can be accepted until 7/30/2021. After that date, we will not be able to terminate a UNC RA/TA back to 5/31/2021.
  • Students who are terminated from the UNC RA/TA plan are eligible to enroll with a qualifying event onto the UNC Mandatory plan for coverage through 7/31/2021.
  • From the 5/31/2021 termination file that BCBS receives RA/T students will be sent an email letting them know they are being terminated from the UNC RA/TA plan effective 5/31/2021. Students who want to enroll in the UNC Mandatory plan will have to contact BCBS customer service team at 1-800-579-8022.
  • Remember: Students who are terminated from the UNC RA/TA plan effective 5/31/2021 only have 30 days from the last day they had coverage to enroll in the UNC Mandatory plan effective 6/1/2021 or find other health insurance coverage if they choose to do so.

Please contact if you have any questions about changes to enrollment status in ConnectCarolina. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Cash Management Team

Brett Kenney

Bernice Revelle

Kangwei Qu

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