When GAU first formed, GA subsidies were distributed through a lottery, and awarded to a mere 400 employees at random. The subsidy also came nowhere near sufficient coverage, considering the premiums. We have successfully bargained for a subsidy as a guaranteed benefit to any GA who purchases the student health insurance plan.
For the 2020-2021 academic year, the University will pay a portion of the student health insurance premium for individual coverage of those employees on at least a 0.25 FTE appointment for the fall and spring semesters who are not enrolled in any other state or University health insurance program and who elect coverage under the Student Health Insurance Plan.
Payroll deduction is the method for employees to pay for their portion of the health insurance premium.
For further information visit FSU's University Health Services FAQ on University sponsored insurance:
Dental and Vision Coverage
In 2019, GAU secured vision and dental insurance options
for Graduate Assistants!!
For under $50 a month, GAs can get two free teeth cleanings, a routine eye exam, and other basic care covered.
For more information click HERE.