Graduate assistant benefits
Michigan State University is pleased to offer health, dental and vision coverage to graduate assistants and their eligible dependents. If you have questions about the graduate assistant insurance plans, please contact MSU Human Resources at 800-353-4434 or email SolutionsCenter@hr.msu.edu.
Coronavirus Update: please review the Coronavirus: MSU Benefit Resources page for health care options to help you and your family.
MSU Graduate Assistant Health Plans
Michigan State University has a new health insurance plan administrator for graduate assistants and their eligible dependents through Blue Care Network (BCN) of Michigan. Graduate assistants, medical and international students will be automatically enrolled in the student insurance coverage. With this coverage, you’ll have access to quality health care through hospitals, physicians and affiliated health care professionals in the BCN provider network. Providers can be located on the BCN website.
The 1095-C contains detailed information about the health care coverage provided by Michigan State University. If you were enrolled in health care coverage, worked an average of 30 or more hours per week, or were considered a full-time employee at any point in the tax year, then you should receive a 1095-C. The information you report from the form will be used to determine whether you will pay a penalty for failing to have health care coverage as required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare. Think of the form as your “proof of insurance” for the IRS.
You can see what the 1095-C (there are three versions: A, B and C. C is used by Michigan State University) looks like here.
For more information about 1095-B please visit the IRS website.
Graduate School Information
The Student Advisory Group (SIAG) meets periodically to discuss student insurance issues such as health plan cost, utilization, plan design, and renewal. Members of the group are representatives of the MSU community which the student health insurance plan serves, including students and departmental representatives.
If you have questions about the graduate assistant insurance plans, please contact MSU HR at 800-353-4434 or email SolutionsCenter@hr.msu.edu.