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.

April GSHIP Premium Files

April 17, 2018

The April 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.

Monthly GSHIP Announcement CFS Open for Reallocation

March 16, 2018

The March 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). There is one change to how departments can allocate GSHIP payments. There are only two allowable GSHIP account numbers: 515540 and 569220. If the student is receiving an award, for example a scholarship or fellowship, then account number 569220 should be used. Otherwise, enter 515540. Department business officers should then cost allocate among the projects’ chartfield string if there is more than one. The total cost allocation must equal the monthly premium amount of $324.43.”

Correction to Additional GSHIP Charges from October 2017

February 6, 2018

To:  RASG List From: Office of Sponsored Research Communication Due to issues in collecting GSHIP charges in August 2015, an attempt to collect unrecovered charges were incorrectly posted to ended OSR projects active during that period. This notice is to … Continued

URGENT! GSHIP Waiver Announcement

January 30, 2018

To:  MOU Leads, Business Managers, Secondary Human Resource Managers From:  Brett W. Kenney, University Cash Managers Tomorrow, January 31, 2018 is the last day for Research Assistants/Teacher Assistants (RAs/TAs) who have enrolled in the Graduate Student Health Insurance Program (GSHIP) … Continued

In Focus: Cash Management with Brett Kenney, MPA

December 21, 2017

Tell us about the GSHIP Program. Our cash management team administrates the GSHIP program, which gives health insurance to graduate student assistants and research assistants. It’s different than student health insurance, as the university departments pay for this type of … Continued

GSHIP Winter Announcement

December 6, 2017

To: University Business Managers From: Cash Management Team This email is specifically for those who are responsible for graduate students enrolled in the Graduate Student Health Insurance Program (GSHIP).  A few reminders for the coming semester: Students who are graduating, withdrawing, … Continued

DDD – **IMPORTANT REMINDER** UNC-Chapel Hill RA/TA Waiver Submission – ACTION REQUIRED

August 25, 2017

For the 2017-2018 policy year, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) will not automatically waive graduate students that are enrolled in the Graduate Student Health Insurance Program (GSHIP) insurance. Graduate students enrolled in the UNC Chapel Hill RA/TA plan, must submit an online waiver using their GSHIP insurance by September 11, 2017.