gsc Posted July 13, 2015 Share Posted July 13, 2015 At the program I’ll be attending this fall, graduate fellows and graduate TAs get different health insurance packages. Fellows get the student insurance plan offered to undergrads, where GAs/TAs get faculty/staff insurance for the years they're TAing. For me that's just two years. (This is a little different than at my undergrad, where all grad students got comprehensive health care through our teaching hospital.) I’m 20, so theoretically I could stay on my parents’ health insurance through the entire program and it wouldn’t really matter. The sticky part is that my parents’ provider network doesn’t go outside of my home state, which I am leaving for grad school. Everything in my new state would be out of network, so I'd have to go home for doctor's appointments (or just pay more) - I'm not sure how feasible it’ll be to schedule all doctor’s appointments for Christmas break or whenever else I might be home. What do you guys do for health insurance? Is it better to stay on a plan that leaves me out-of-network in my new state, but gives me good coverage if I go home, or switch to my school’s plan for health insurance where I live? thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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