Student Health Insurance Plan

Open enrollment is now closed. The deadline to enroll in the Student Health Insurance for the 2019-2020 policy year was September 15, 2019.  Open enrollment dates for spring/summer will be posted soon.

Georgia Tech is proud to offer a new student health insurance program (SHIP) for enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, and their eligible dependents who do not already have insurance. This plan includes comprehensive covered benefits (medical, dental, vision, prescription and worldwide travel) for the 2019-2020 policy year administered by United HealthcareStudentResources (UHCSR)

Note: The 2018-2019 policy year with Blue Cross and Blue Shield ends on 7/31/2019.  For any inquiries regarding the 2018-2019 policy year, please contact:www.studentbluega.com.

Mandatory Plans

Students in the mandatory group are required to carry health insurance coverage during their program of study at Georgia Institute of Technology. Coverage does not automatically renew from one policy year to the next. You must enroll yourself and your eligible dependents under the mandatory plan. The policy year runs from August 1st through July 31st

  • If you attempt to enroll and your name cannot be found in the UHCSR system, try again each day. Georgia Tech sends a mandatory file to UHCSR reflecting when the insurance charge has been placed on tuition daily. You will not be able to enroll online until UHCSR receives a file containing your information.

  • If enrollment is needed immediately due an urgent health care need, you can contact UHCSR at 1-888-754-8089 or partnercentersupport@uhcsr.com to manually enroll.

  • Once enrollment is finalized, an email is sent from notifications@uhcsr.com with instructions on how to access the electronic medical ID card through the UHCSR secure portal, My Account. If you do not receive the email, you can access their My Account here. My Account gives you access to the medical ID card, claims information, customized provider search, cost estimator tools, access to ancillary benefits and more. UHCSR has built a video library to help guide you through the different aspects of their health insurance; you can access it at uhcsr.com/video.

  • Shortly after enrollment is complete, you will receive a dental card in the mail from UHC Dental. The medical ID card, available in your My Account, will also serve as the vision card. The student will also have access to many other services, such as telehealth benefits and Global Emergency Services.

  • You can find more information about benefits, review the plan materials and rates, search for providers, view prescription drug lists and make your purchase in your My Account or at uhcsr.com/gatech.

  • You can enroll your eligible dependents after you have successfully enrolled in your My Account. If your enrollment has not yet been finalized, coverage for eligible dependents may be requested here and selecting Notify Me. Once student coverage has been applied you will receive an email notification with additional information on how to enroll and purchase coverage for yout eligible dependents. All dependent premiums are paid directly to UnitedHealthcare StudentResourcesEligible dependents include:

    • Domestic partner
    • Spouse
    • Eligible children up to 26 years of age (including stepchildren, foster children, and legally adopted children, providing the student is fully enrolled and eligible for coverage).
  • Mandatory students who have an existing health insurance coverage that meets/exceeds insurance requirements can receive a waiver. Click here for more information.
  • You must request a waiver during the open enrollment period and the waiver process can take up to 10 days. You must waive in both fall and spring semesters.
  • The mandatory student health insurance charge is automatically added to your Georgia Tech student account. Once waived, UHCSR will send a notification to Georgia Tech's Bursar’s Office to remove the charge from your account. If the submitted waiver is approved and the insurance fee has already been paid, the Bursar’s Office will refund the fee.

Voluntary Plans

This plan is for students who are not subject to the Board of Regents insurance requirement, but are taking at least 4 credit hours. You must enroll yourself and your eligible dependents under the voluntary plan. The policy year runs from August 1st through July 31st Coverage does not automatically renew from one policy year to the next.

J1 Scholars, Postdoctoral Scholars, and OPT should contact Jennifer White to enroll at 404-894-0633. 

Distance learning students or other online degree programs are not eligible. 

  • To continue your coverage for Spring/Summer, UHCSR will email a re-enrollment notice in late Fall. If the premium is not paid, then coverage will be terminated at the end of the Fall semester, December 31, 2019.
  • If enrollment is needed immediately due an urgent health care need, you can contact UHCSR at 1-888-754-8089 or partnercentersupport@uhcsr.comto manually enroll.

  • Once enrollment is finalized, an email is sent from notifications@uhcsr.com with instructions on how to access the electronic medical ID card through the UHCSR secure portal, My Account. If you do not receive the email, you can access their My Account here. My Account gives you access to the medical ID card, claims information, customized provider search, cost estimator tools, access to ancillary benefits and more. UHCSR has built a video library to help guide you through the different aspects of their health insurance; you can access it at uhcsr.com/video.

  • Shortly after enrollment is complete, you will receive a dental card in the mail from UHC Dental. The medical ID card, available in your My Account, will also serve as the vision card. The student will also have access to many other services, such as telehealth benefits and Global Emergency Services.

  • You can find more information about benefits, review the plan materials and rates, search for providers, view prescription drug lists and make your purchase in your My Account or at uhcsr.com/gatech.

  • You can enroll your eligible dependents after you have successfully enrolled in your My Account. If your enrollment has not yet been finalized, coverage for eligible dependents may be requested here and selecting Notify Me. Once student coverage has been applied you will receive an email notification with additional information on how to enroll and purchase coverage for yout eligible dependents. All dependent premiums are paid directly to UnitedHealthcare StudentResourcesEligible dependents include:

    • Domestic partner
    • Spouse
    • Eligible children up to 26 years of age (including stepchildren, foster children, and legally adopted children, providing the student is fully enrolled and eligible for coverage).

2019-2020 Student Health Insurance Plan Rates

  Mandatory   Voluntary
  Annual Fall Spring/Summer   Annual Fall Spring/Summer
Students only $2,095.76 $876.36 $1,219.40   $2,682.76 $1,121.36 $1,561.40
Spouse only $2,281.60 $953.96 $1,327.64   $2,926.60 $1,222.96 $1,703.64
One child only $2,324.80 $972.02 $1,352.78   $2,969.80 $1,241.02 $1,728.78
All children only $4,442.80 $1,857.00 $2,585.80   $5,734.80 $2,397.00 $3,337.80
Spouse and Two or More Children $6,750.80 $2,821.99 $3,928.81   $8,687.80 $3,631.99 $5,055.81
Coverage Dates
Fall  8/1/2019 to 12/31/2019
Spring/Summer 1/1/2020 to 7/31/2020

Please Note: Coverage begins August 1, 2019 for one academic year only and all eligible students MUST enroll both in fall and spring semesters for coverage continuation from policy year to policy year.

Connect With Us!

Stamps Health Services has been working with UHCSR for months to successfully implement the new insurance plan and we are committed to providing the best service possible.  However,  given that UHCSR is new to GT, we may experience things we didn’t expect or processes that didn’t go as planned. If you feel we can improve the services in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Please contact jennifer.white@health.gatech.edu or john.scuderi@health.gatech.edu.