The university pays for the Student Health Plan for qualified Graduate Teaching Assistants and Graduate Research Assistants.
Why is the enrollment system asking me to agree to pay for the Student Health Plan and sending me an email that confirms I'll be paying for it, when the university should be covering this cost? As in years past, the university continues to pay the full premium for the Student Health Plan of qualified GAs (see below). To complete enrollment, you must accept this charge and click through this section of the enrollment process. But, the $1640 cost of the Student Health Plan WILL NOT be charged to you or your Bursar account and it WILL NOT be deducted from your paycheck. If you choose coverage for dependents, the additional cost will be deducted from your paychecks throughout the year.
To be eligible for Student Health Plan coverage paid for by OU, a student must:
The following enrollment options are available for eligible Graduate Assistants.
Qualified Graduate Teaching and Research Assistants may participate in a voluntary dental insurance plan offered through Delta Dental with the premium fully paid by the student.
Complete the Delta Dental Enrollment Packet and return the enrollment form directly to Delta Dental at P.O. Box 54709, Oklahoma City, OK 73154, or FAX 405-607-2139 Attention: Individual Department.
Delta Dental will draft the premium amount from your designated bank account each month. Your premium amount is determined by your level of coverage (Graduate Assistant Only, Graduate Assistant + Spouse, etc.). If you do not maintain a bank account, you may elect to pay the annual premium, in a lump sum, by cashier’s check or money order.
Find a list of dentists participating in the Delta Dental networks using Delta Dental of Oklahoma’s website.
Contact Delta Dental’s customer service department at 405-607-2100 (Oklahoma City metropolitan area) or toll-free at 800-522-0188.
International Students must also maintain coverage for repatriation of remains to their home country and medical evacuation to their home country. The benefit for repatriation may not be less than $25,000 and the benefit for medical evacuation may not be less than $50,000.
Short-term Limited Duration plans (sometimes referred to as "travel plans"), or other similar health plans created for the purpose of providing coverage to International students or non-immigrant visa holders, do not meet the requirements for International Students health coverage.
When a Waiver for Coverage Under the SHP May be Granted
International Students may be granted a waiver from enrolling in the OU SHP for any semester that the student:
International Students who have been have been granted a waiver from coverage under the OU SHP and who lose coverage at any time during the semester for which the waiver has been granted must immediately report any loss of healthcare coverage to Academic Health Plans, ou.myahpcare.com. Failure of an International Student to maintain coverage as required under this policy is a violation of OU's student code of conduct and is grounds for disciplinary action.
Review the full Student Health Plan Coverage Requirements Policy.
Follow these instructions to request a waiver of the university insurance plan and fees:
You must be enrolled for at least five (5) credit hours during the fall or spring semesters, three (3) credit hours if you are enrolling for summer only coverage, or two (2) thesis or dissertation credit hours. Get information and enroll here.
If you are not enrolled as a full-time student, but you have a documented disability and have successfully petitioned the university for full-time status, you may be eligible to enroll in the plan. Get information and enroll here.