Graduate Staff Medical Insurance
WEST LAFAYETTE CAMPUS ONLY
Those employed in a graduate staff position(s) which carries a minimum of 0.50 FTE/half time/20 hours per week or more or a graduate student with a fellowship administered as an assistantship on the West Lafayette campus are eligible for the partially funded graduate staff medical insurance plan with their dependents. Dependents include your legal spouse and/or dependent children (until the end of the month in which the children reach their 26th birthday).
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Graduate Staff and Student Benefits Comparison
Enrollment into the graduate staff medical and dental plans is done through the Academic HealthPlans (AHP) Portal. You may need to register for an AHP account using your Purdue student ID. If you are planning to cover one or more dependents, please review the Graduate Staff and Student Benefits Comparison for guidance on selecting a medical plan. Opting into the graduate staff medical plan will automatically enroll you in the graduate staff vision plan through VSP. Payment for the graduate staff plan is done in monthly installments directly to AHP.
MEDICAL AND PRESCRIPTION COVERAGE AND COST
- Graduate Staff Medical Insurance Coverage and Premiums
- LiveHealth Online until July 31, 2022 - Telehealth program where acute care visits average $59 and mental health visits are covered 100% for those on a Purdue University graduate staff (or student) medical plan.
- New for 2022-2023 - HealthiestYou Teladoc health services. All services are free for students covered under the UnitedHealthcare StudentResources (UHCSR) insurance Plan.
- Pharmacy Benefits Guide - Coming Soon!
- Insurance 101 - Overview of insurance terms and concepts
- Mail Order RX
For new hires and newly benefits-eligible graduate staff, your coverage will be in place following your enrollment starting with the beginning of the month in which you were hired/became eligible and terminating with the end of the academic year or the end of month in which you are eligible for graduate staff benefits.
For returning graduate staff enrolling during the annual open enrollment period, your coverage will be in place from August 1 until the end of the academic year or the end of month in which you are eligible for graduate staff benefits
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Purdue University requires all international students to participate in a University-sponsored medical insurance plan or to obtain an approved waiver of coverage. Additionally, failure to enroll or obtain an approved waiver may negatively impact your legal status per federal immigration regulations. To review the criteria for eligibility and apply for a waiver, please visit https://purdueship.myahpcare.com/waiver.
If you do not enroll in the graduate staff medical plan by the enrollment deadline, Purdue University will place a hold on your academic record which affects your ability to register for classes, obtain transcripts or graduate. You must then contact the Student Insurance Office in PUSH, to enroll in the International Student Medical & Dental Insurance plan and pay a $200 late enrollment fee before the hold can be removed. You will not be able to enroll in graduate staff benefits again until the following plan year without a qualifying life event.
If you do not have a valid Social Security Number, please apply for it right away. You are not required to have one before enrolling in the graduate staff medical plan, but you will need to give it to your business office to update your employment record as soon as you get it.
- Academic HealthPlans (AHP)
Registration, payment of premiums and enrollment in the graduate staff medical insurance plan (855) 566-7278 email@example.com
August 1, 2022-July 31, 2023
Coverage, claims, questions and issues
888-224-4754 - Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.