Foster-Johnson Health Center
Attention GSU Domestic Students,
Due to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and rising costs in student
health insurance plans, changes have been made to GSU’s student health insurance
coverage. Unfortunately, these changes have adversely affected the low cost health
insurance coverage GSU previously provided to its student body. The student health
insurance premiums will be $859.00 for the 2014 Fall Semester and $859.00 for the
2015 Spring Semester.
This letter is to inform you that GSU domestic students will have the following options
for health insurance coverage effective 2014 Fall Semester:
ENROLL IN GSU VOLUNTARY INSURANCE PLAN.Each domestic student will have the right to decide whether to purchase the student
health insurance plan offered through the university, or elect to be covered by other
means. The GSU Insurance Plan is offered through Student Assurance Services. In order to sign up for this plan, you must consult with Student Accounts to purchase
the plan prior to the ending of registration. You will not be automatically enrolled in this plan as in previous semesters.
REMAINING ON YOUR PARENT’S INSURANCE. If your parents have health insurance, you may have the option of health coverage
through their insurance plan until the age of 26. Consult with your parent or guardian
regarding this option.
PURCHASE YOUR OWN. Students also have the option of purchasing their own individual health insurance
from the federal marketplace. For more information on this option please visit https://www.healthcare.gov/ and type “Health Coverage for College Students” in the search box.
APPLY FOR MEDICAID.Medicaid is the state’s health coverage program for residents who meet certain eligibility
requirements. The program is designed for persons of all ages within certain lower
income limits. You may be eligible for the program depending on your income. For
more details please visit http://www.medicaid.gov/.
By federal law, health insurance coverage is mandatory. There can be certain tax penalties and implications for all individuals that do
not carry health insurance. Therefore, Grambling State University strongly encourages
you to make sure you have the health coverage needed in the event of an injury or
illness. For additional information, please contact Foster-Johnson Health Center
at (318) 274-2351.
Patrice Outley, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Director of Student Health
403 Main Street, Box 4251/Grambling, LA 71245/Office: (318) 274-2351/Fax: (318)
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