Graduate Student Employee
Welcome to the Graduate Student Employee benefit web page where you may view the generous provisions offered to eligible Graduate Assistants (G/A), Teaching Assistants (T/A), & Research Project Assistants (RPA).
Fellows, a scholar who is receiving non-wage payments
from the RF in support of academic study or fellow-initiated research, are included on this page as well.
International Student Health Insurance
Your student accounts bill includes a mandatory charge for International Student Health Insurance. However, if you are a new Graduate Assistant, Teaching Assistant or Research Project Assistant and sign up for employee health insurance within 30 days of your appointment date, the mandatory health insurance fee will be removed from your student bill.
Failure to have or sign up for employee health insurance within 30 days of your appointment date will make you liable for full payment of the mandatory international student health insurance charge.
Signing Up for Employee Health Insurance
If you are a new Graduate Assistant, Teaching Assistant or Research Project Assistant, you must sign up for employee health insurance at Student Insurance Office within 30 days of your appointment date. Once you enroll in the employee health insurance and payroll deductions begin, the mandatory health insurance fee will be removed from your student bill.
Continuing GA/TA/RPA Employment
If you are continuing your employment as a Graduate Assistant, Teaching Assistant or Research Project Assistant and you have health insurance deductions, this charge will be removed from your student accounts bill.
Cross-Boarding (State ↔ RF)
If your employment status changes from State to Research Foundation (GA/TA to RPA) or from Research Foundation to State (RPA to GA/TA), as indicated by the change in color and format of your paycheck and pay date, you MUST sign up AGAIN for employee health insurance within 30 days of your appointment date for the mandatory international health insurance charge to be removed from your student bill.
Medical Evacuation and Repatriation
Graduate Assistant, Teaching Assistant or Research Project Assistant payroll deductions for health insurance do not include the mandatory insurance component of Medical Evacuation and Repatriation, which must be purchased separately.
Please note that you are responsible for having full medical coverage at all times during your stay in this country. If your medical insurance coverage lapses due to a termination in employment, you will be charged for the international student health insurance.
Insurance Waivers for Dependents
If an international student who is enrolled in the TA/GA or RPA health insurance plan adds a spouse to their health insurance as a dependent and the dependent is also a student at Stony Brook the dependent will be automatically billed and enrolled in the mandatory International Health Insurance plan. If the dependent would like the fee removed from their student accounts bill they must submit a waiver by the end of the second week of classes for the Fall and Spring semester of each year. If you have any questions about the waiver deadline please contact Student Health (631) 632-6054.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR:
Knowing which health insurance plan you are covered by (your employer's or the university's international student plan), submitting waiver requests by the deadline, paying all fees and charges on your student account on time, maintaining a current record of address with the Records Office.
For information about your Student Bill, Medical Evacuation and Repatriation, or International Health Insurance, please contact Student Health at (631) 632-6054.
For information about student employee health insurance (payroll deductions for medical coverage), call(631) 632-6180 or email email@example.com.