GSHIP 2019 Reminders

July 23, 2019

The purpose of this memorandum is to remind business staff of the 2019-20 enrollment process for the Graduate Student Health Insurance Program as well as other pertinent information. The 2019-20 policy year is from August 1, 2019 through July 31, 2020.

DDD: Graduate Student Health Insurance Program – Enrollment for 2019-20 and Other Issues

April 30, 2019

Graduate students enrolled in the Graduate Student Health Insurance Program (GSHIP), frequently referred to as the RA/TA Health Insurance Plan, must submit an online waiver using their GSHIP insurance or they will be charged $1,313.50 each semester on their University account for the system wide Student Blue insurance plan available to all undergraduate and graduate students.

April GSHIP Premium Files

April 16, 2019

The April 2019 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).

March 2019 GSHIP Files are now available

March 19, 2019

The March 2019 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).

February GSHIP Premium Files

February 22, 2019

The February 2019 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).

GSHIP Winter Announcement

December 4, 2018

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

November GSHIP Premium Files

November 19, 2018

This email is specifically for those who are responsible for graduate students enrolled in the Graduate Student Health Insurance Program (GSHIP). The November 2018 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 $325.87.

URGENT: Price Adjustment Change in the GSHIP Premiums from BCBS

July 20, 2018

We recently received notice that, due to a recent review of GSHIP insurance plan rates by the NC Department of Insurance, Blue Cross Blue Shield is making an adjustment to the GSHIP pricing for policy year 2018-2019. The monthly cost for the Graduate Health Insurance Program is now $325.87 per month instead of $332.91, bringing the annual coverage down to $3,910.44 instead of $3994.92, as stated in the May 2 memo.

May GSHIP Premium Files and Graduating Student Actions

May 17, 2018

This email is specifically for those who are responsible for graduate students enrolled in the Graduate Student Health Insurance Program (GSHIP). The May 2018 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 $324.43.

Graduate Student Health Insurance Program – Enrollment for 2018-2019 and Other Issues

May 2, 2018

Graduate students enrolled in the Graduate Student Health Insurance Program (GSHIP), frequently referred to as the RA/TA Health Insurance Plan, must submit an online waiver using their GSHIP insurance at www.bcbsnc.com/unc or they will be charged $1,311.50 each semester on their University account for the system wide Student Blue insurance plan available to all undergraduate and graduate students.

The UNC Chapel Hill GSHIP plan is a separate insurance plan from the system wide Student Blue insurance plan. Graduate students functioning as Research Assistants (RA), Teaching Assistants (TA), Fellows, or Trainees should continue to be enrolled in the GSHIP plan each semester through their academic program. RA/TA’s should not enroll themselves in the system wide Student Blue insurance plan available to all undergraduates and graduate students.