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 notify 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 Student Blue 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 the address listed on the form or if they will remain an NCSU student they can enroll into the Mandatory Insurance Plan through Student Health Services. Students have 60 days from the date on their termination letter to enroll in COBRA and they have 30 days from the date on their termination letter to enroll in the Mandatory Insurance Plan through Student Health Services.