Graduate, Teaching, and Research Assistants

Graduate students with a University appointment as a graduate, teaching or research assistant (GA/RA/TA) working 10 hours or more per week are also eligible to enroll in Syracuse University’s health benefits plan administered by Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield. This plan is ACA-compliant, provided by a U.S.-based insurer, provides coverage for emergency and non-emergency services in the surrounding Syracuse area, and can be used to complete the waiver process on MySlice.  For information on the Excellus plan, please visit the Human Resources website.

GA/RA/TAs are also eligible to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan.  We encourage GA/RA/TAs to review all their health insurance options to identify the coverage that will best fit their needs.