GTU Health Insurance Program for Students (HIPS)
Provided by Kaiser Permanente…Thrive!
The Graduate Theological Union (GTU) and participating member schools and institutions sponsor a medical insurance plan designed to provide students with complete medical coverage at a very reasonable cost. The plan is with Kaiser Permanente, one of the largest health organizations in California, with over 8,000 physicians at more than 150 locations in northern and southern California to serve you.
The HIPS plan has a $500/person, $1000/family deductible, 20% coinsurance after the deductible due for in-patient hospital care and out-patient surgery and related tests and labs, and a $40 co-payment. There is no charge for preventive care.
Student enrollment periods are August 18 to September 12, 2014 and January 19 to February 13, 2015. Students indicate their choice to either enroll or waive coverage in two places. First, for billing puposes, students select their health insurance choice in WebAdvisor during the registration process. Second, students go to the Kaiser Permanente website at http://studentnet.kp.org/gtu to enroll or waive out of the plan.
To review the benefits summary, enroll in the GTU HIPS program, or to provide information about membership in a comparable plan and, therefore, waive out of the GTU program, visit http://studentnet.kp.org/gtu .
After enrollment in the GTU health plan, you will receive a KAISER Enrollment Package that will give you more details of coverage.