Can I keep my coverage after my graduate fellowship ends?
Yes, there are two options for continuing the PacificSource insurance depending upon your situation – the Graduate Fellow Summer Insurance at 87-percent and the COBRA Continuation Plan. The enrollment details for both plans are listed under the link "Graduate Assistant Summer Insurance at 87% and COBRA Options" at the top of this page.
Graduate Fellow Summer Insurance at 87 percent: Effective Summer 2016 and contingent upon the contract being ratified (see below).
ELIGIBILITY: You are eligible for this plan if you have had a graduate fellowship during fall, winter and/or spring term, but not during summer term and will continue as a graduate assistant or fellow in the coming fall. The university and PacificSource offer the ability to keep your same coverage with the university paying 87 percent of the monthly premium and the student paying the other 13 percent. Deadlines for submission of the summer insurance forms will be emailed out to the student and student’s department.
COBRA Continuation Plan: ELIGIBILITY: If your fellowship ends or you are leaving the University, you have the option of enrolling in the COBRA Continuation Plan for 18 months. COBRA coverage is a continuation of the same PacificSource coverage you had as a graduate fellow, but the university would no longer be paying 87 percent of the premium. Please see the link above for enrollment details and deadlines entitled “COBRA Options.” Additional information about COBRA coverage can be obtained by calling PacificSource Administrators COBRA at 1-877-355-2760.
PacificSource may also send information to you regarding Portability Insurance. This is insurance from PacificSource, but the coverage is not the same as the coverage within the Graduate Fellow Plan. For information regarding this insurance, call the Customer Service phone number at 1-888-977-9299.