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

2016-2017 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. 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.

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 8/10/16 – 9/18/16 for Fall 2016 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)

You are not eligible to enroll in this plan (2016-202826-1). Full appointment TAs/GAs are eligible for the State Health Benefits plan and must contact UHR for enrollment. Visit for more information.

HOWEVER, you are required to waive the student health insurance plan 2016-519-2 online by the posted deadline date. Please go back one page and select the full appointment Teaching and Graduate Assistants TAs/GAs option and complete the online waiver form. Failure to waive online before the deadline will result in a non-refundable charge and students will be responsible for the premium even if you have other health insurance coverage. Visit for more information.

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 and selecting Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and follow the prompts to DeltaCare Dental Plan or VSP Vision Care Plan.


If you have questions about benefits or claims, please contact UnitedHealthcare StudentResources at 1-800-505-4160, or

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