Graduate Assistants

One of the benefits of being a Graduate Assistant/Associate (GA) at USF is that you may participate in the USF Student Health Insurance Plan and, as a GA, may be eligible to have your insurance premium paid by the university. The Student Health Insurance Plan is administered by Arthur J Gallagher & Co. and underwritten by UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company.

To be eligible, you must be a full time GA in good standing (including meeting the credit hour and GPA requirements of the Graduate School and your academic program) with at least a .25 FTE (10 hours per week) appointment in one or more of the following Job Codes:

The 2017-2018 individual annual premium is $2,146.00 USF will pay the full premium for eligible GAs with at least a .25 FTE.

The university’s contribution is paid directly to the administrator, Arthur J Gallagher & Co. GAs must enroll in the plan during the Open Enrollment period to be eligible and insurable for the semester(s) of employment, and must maintain eligibility throughout the semester(s).

Fall Open Enrollment: August 1, 2017 – September 21, 2017

Spring Open Enrollment: November 20, 2017 – February 15, 2018

To enroll during Open Enrollment, visit the Open Enrollment Website and select “Student Enroll” (You must create a login first to enroll into the coverage) Once you have created a login please select “Student Enroll”. Please have a copy of your Offer Letter available when completing the application.

The Frequently Asked Questions about the GA Insurance Subsidy provide additional information about enrollment, eligibility, the subsidy, and more. For questions regarding the GA subsidy, call Human Resources at (813) 974-2970.

For questions concerning the content of the plan, including coverage details, contact Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk at 1 (877) 539-3492 or email them at

For questions concerning referrals, claims, and services rendered contact UnitedHealthcare at 1 (866) 948-8472 or email them at

The Student Health Insurance Office is located in the SHS Annex, next to the Student Health Services Building, and administers the student health insurance program. For more information visit the Student Health Services website, call (813) 974-5407, or email

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