How does insurance work during Summer Session?
Per the CGE bargaining agreement, Article 28, all Graduate Assistants with a position during at least one term of the academic year are to be automatically enrolled in the summer session insurance.
Summer Session insurance includes the same level of PacificSource Health coverage for July, August and September. The premiums are deducted over a course of 9 months between October and June, prior to Summer Session. No premiums are deducted in July, August or September if premiums are prepaid during the academic year. The following amounts are the Graduate Assistant responsibility.
Summer 1/9 Premium rates for 2017-18 plan year (per month):
- Employee-Only - $17.19
- Employee + Spouse/Partner - $33.91
- Employee + Child(ren) - $28.90
- Employee + Family – $45.61
*Summer 1/9 premiums are deducted monthly post-tax.
You have the option to opt-out of summer coverage and be refunded the prepaid premiums if you do not have an assistantship during the summer term or are paid in a student hourly position during summer term.
You are required to opt-out of the summer session insurance if you are graduating in terms prior to summer term, and/or will not return as a student in the Graduate School either summer or Fall term, as you are NOT eligible for summer session insurance. You will only be refunded the prepaid premiums if you submit the Summer Insurance Opt-Out form.
Deadline to Opt-Out is May 1st
No changes will be allowed after this deadline. Refunds will be processed in June payroll.
*If your assistantship ends prior to spring term please use the following deadlines: Fall Term – November 1st; Winter Term – February 1st.