Graduate Assistant Health Plan Open Enrollment

View the video below for an overview of the Graduate Assistant Health Plan.

Basic Plan Information

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) provides the plan network and claims administration services for the Graduate Assistant Health Plan (GAHP).

Primary Member Highlights

  • No in-network deductible
  • 100% coverage of eligible expenses after a $10 office visit copay
  • Dental care benefits: preventive and restorative care coverage at your campus’ designated dental clinic (coinsurance applies)

Find more information on the plan in the enrollment brochure PDF icon.

Plan Year Dates

The 2020-2021 plan year goes from September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.


Find more information on cost of the GAHP.


To be eligible for the GAHP, you must work 195 hours per semester in an eligible position and you must be properly registered for the number of credits required for your job class or appointment. Coverage terminates at the end of the month in which you graduate or at the end of the month in which your position ends (as long as you have worked the required number of hours), except for under the summer coverage provision. Learn more and find detailed eligibility information.


Graduate Assistant Status

Enrollment Action

New graduate assistants, fellows, and trainees

To receive benefits, you must complete the enrollment process by September 15, 2020 or within 14 days of your appointment start date, whichever is later.

Current GAHP members (with no enrolled dependents)

You do not need to re-enroll. Your enrollment will automatically continue next term, as long as you remain an eligible graduate assistant, fellow or trainee.

Current GAHP members (with enrolled dependents)

Dependents must be re-enrolled each plan year. You must re-enroll your dependents by September 15, 2020.

GAHP members enrolled in the Continuation of Coverage option (with or without dependents)

You must re-enroll during open enrollment to remain on the Continuation of Coverage option. 

Student enrollment: Complete and submit an enrollment form PDF icon.

Dependent enrollment: Complete and submit an enrollment form PDF icon and the first two months’ payment for dependents.

Forms & Brochures

Contact Information

For questions about:

  • Eligibility
  • Enrollment
  • Billing
  • General Information

Contact the Office of Student Health Benefits

612-624-0627 or 1-800-232-9017

For questions about:

  • Medical coverage
  • In-network providers
  • Resources to help manage your health

Contact Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

651-662-5004 or 1-866-873-5943