GTU Health Insurance Plan for Students (HIPS)
SFTS students can enroll in the GTU Health Insurance Plan for Students (HIPS), a medical insurance plan designed to provide students with complete medical coverage at a very reasonable cost. The plan is with Kaiser Permanente, one of the largest health plans in California, with over 8,000 physicians at more than 150 locations in northern and southern California to serve you. The HIPS plan has no deductibles, a $20 co-payment for office visits, and includes preventative care as well as many other covered services.
This health insurance plan is available to students enrolled for at least six or more credits or units per semester at SFTS and other participating member schools.
Please note: If you are enrolled for nine (9) or more credits or units in any one semester, you must enroll in the GTU HIPS program, or provide proof of health insurance that has comparable benefits and costs. Enrollment in the HIPS plan is for the twelve months of the academic year beginning on September 1, 2012 and ending on August 31, 2013. Unless your eligibility to participate in the program changes, you will be enrolled for the entire year. Premiums for the plan are paid in two equal installments at the beginning of each semester. The monthly and semester rates for the HIPS plan for the 2012-13 academic year are:
|Student and Spouse
|Student and Child(ren)
|Student and Family
Student open enrollment periods are August 20 to September 14, 2012 and January 21 through February 15, 2013.
To enroll in the GTU HIPS program or to provide information about membership in a comparable plan and, therefore, waive out of the GTU program, go to http://studentnet.kp.org/gtu
If you run into problems trying to enroll in or waive out of the GTU plan and cannot resolve your problems before the end of the fall or spring open enrollment deadlines (see above), complete the appropriate form and submit it to Gail Lu, Director of Student Services.
Health Insurance Forms
For further information, please contact Susan Lawlor, Academic Services Coordinator and Associate Registrar, at email@example.com