GSSP: Break in Insurance Eligibility Due to Break in Appointment
If you expect your assistantship to terminate permanently or for a short period, be sure to check with your department to ensure that the termination process is done as soon as possible.
The insurance company can not notifiy the student regarding insurance coverage ending until they have been notified that the termination is complete.
Once the insurance company is notified of a student's loss of eligibility the student will receive a letter from Hill Chesson indicating that they have become ineligible for the health insurance under the Graduate Student Support Plan. This letter will inform the student of the option to continue coverage under COBRA for up to 18 months by completing the attached COBRA form and mailing it to CobraServ or if they will remain an NCSU student, they also have the option of enrolling in the regular NCSU Student Insurance Plan. The application for the regular NCSU Student Insurance Plan can be found at www.hillchesson.com Students have 60 days from the date of the letter from Hill Chesson to enroll in COBRA and they have 10 days from the date of the letter from Hill Chesson to enroll in the regular NCSU Student Insurance Plan.
If the student elects to continue coverage, any claims incurred on or after the date they lost eligibility under the Graduate Student Support Plan will be eligible for coverage subject to the terms and conditions of the NCSU Student Insurance Plan.