Summary of Health Insurance Information - TUGSA Students


Temple University offers Graduate Assistants and Teaching Assistants the opportunity to
purchase student health insurance at reduced group rates. Health insurance premiums are billed separately from your tuition bill. Your bill will be sent monthly to you directly from Independence Blue Cross.

As a full-time student, you have th
e option of enrolling in one (1) of three (3) plans offered by the University.

Enrollment for student health insurance is open during the months of August through October for twelve (12) months of coverage (September through August) and from February through March for six (6) months of coverage (March through August).


If you elect any type of coverage during the open enrollment period, a bill will be sent to the address you provided during the enrollment process. You will be responsible for paying the monthly premiums directly to Independence Blue Cross. For the Spring semester, monthly premium payments are due on the first of the month beginning March 2016 and ending on August 2016 for effective dates of coverage March 1, 2016 through August 31, 2016.

For questions about open enrollment or your health insurance bill, please visit the Independence Blue Cross website or call 1-888-516-8309.

Temple University's student insurance specialist is Amber Alston. If Independence Blue Cross is unable to assist you, she can be reached at or 215-926-2284. If Amber is unavailable, please call the Benefits Department at 215-926-2270.

updated: 02/01/2016


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