RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan for
Postdoctoral Fellows, Graduate Fellows, and
Teaching and Graduate Assistants (TAs & GAs)
with Less Than Full Appointments

2017-2018 Academic Year

Dear Rutgers Postdoctoral Fellows, Graduate Fellows, and Less Than Full Appointments TA-GAs:

Rutgers University is pleased to present you with information about the Rutgers University Student Health Insurance Plan. The Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan is administered by University Health Plans and underwritten by UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company.

Post-Doctoral Fellows

All full-time Post-Doctoral Fellows and eligible dependents (at the fellow’s expense) will need to complete a Health Insurance Enrollment Form. Post- Doctoral Fellows in a legacy UMDNJ position at Rutgers should submit the enrollment form to the RBHS Risk & Claims Office. Post-Doctoral Fellows in a Rutgers position should submit the completed application to their department.

New Brunswick Graduate Fellows

Graduate Fellows who have been awarded a Full Fellowship from internal or external sources are eligible. The Graduate School Dean’s Office will make final determinations as to the individual eligibility. Upon this determination, you will be automatically enrolled in the Graduate Fellows Health Insurance plan with UnitedHealthcare StudentResources (UHCSR). No Waiver Action required, UNLESS you are declining the Graduate Fellow Health Insurance. If you are declining, then you must complete a waiver form for the Student Health Insurance Policy by clicking HERE. Insureds may enroll their eligible dependents by contacting University Health Plans at 800-437-6448.

Newark and Camden Graduate Fellows please contact your department to see if you are eligible to enroll in the Graduate Fellow Plan.

Less than Full Appointment TAs & GAs

Less than full appointment TAs/GAs are eligible under this plan as determined by University Human Resources (UHR). Once you are on payroll, call UHR at (848) 932-3990 between 8/10/17 – 9/18/17 for Fall 2017 to confirm employment status and ensure enrollment in the Less Than Full Appointment TA/GA health Insurance Plan. No waiver action required; you will be automatically enrolled by UHR. Insureds may enroll their eligible dependents by completing the enrollment change form on the left. The premium is paid by the Insured directly to University Health Plans.

Full Appointment Teaching and Graduate Assistants (TA/GA)

Full-appointment TAs/GAs are eligible for the State Health Benefits Plan (SHBP). If you are a NEW Full appointment TA/GA,  you will enroll in the SHBP with University Human Resources (UHR). Visit http://uhr.rutgers.edu/teaching-assistants-graduate-assistants for more information.  You will complete the SHBP forms and submit the forms to UHR.  Once you have submitted your forms to UHR and they input your information into their health insurance program then we can remove the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) Premium from your account.  You are not required to complete the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) waiver form.  The Student Health Insurance Office will remove the SHIP premium once you are in UHR's system, showing you have submitted your SHBP paperwork to UHR.

 

If you are a returning TA/GA, then once your appointment has been updated in Rutgers system by your department then the Student Health Insurance Office will waive the SHIP for you and the premium will be removed from your student account.

 

NOTE: If you are declining the SHBP then you must complete the waiver form for the SHIP at www.universityhealthplans.com by the deadline.

 

Optional Dental and Vision Plans

Rutgers University is pleased to offer our students and their dependents a Dental and Vision insurance plan at their cost. You may enroll in these plans on a VOLUNTARY basis; it is not required insurance.  The on-line enrollment forms, plan benefit highlights and a list of participating providers can be found by linking to http://www.universityhealthplans.com and selecting Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and follow the prompts to DeltaCare Dental Plan or VSP Vision Care Plan.

Questions?

If you have questions about benefits or claims, please contact UnitedHealthcare StudentResources at 1-800-505-4160, customerservice@uhcsr.com or claims@uhcsr.com.

If you have questions about the enrollment process, dependents, and or optional plans, please contact University Health Plans at 800-437-6448 or via email info@univhealthplans.com.