GTU Health Insurance Program for Students (HIPS)

Students taking 9.0 units or more are required to submit to Kaiser verification of health insurance coverage to register at PSR. The Graduate Theological Union administers health insurance coverage through Kaiser Permanente(KP) for students at Pacific School of Religion and for the rest of the consortium. Information including premium costs for the plan are available on the GTU Health Insurance page.

All students taking 9.0 units or more will either submit a Health Insurance Waiver form or enroll online in GTU HIPS with KP online through the KP website.  All students enrolled in GTU HIPS with Kaiser, including continuing students, must enroll online every Fall  in order to keep their coverage active. The links for enrolling in Kaiser and waiving out from Kaiser are located below and will be re-opened at the next HIPS open enrollment period starting General Registration. 

OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD 

Fall Semester: August 19 to September 13.

Spring Semester: January 20 to February 14.

(Open enrollment periods begin the first day of General Registration and end the last day of Late Registration for the fall and spring semesters.) 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF COVERAGE 

Fall Semester: September 1 to January 31.
Spring Semester: February 1 to August 31.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) » 

Coverage Summary for GTU HIPS Kaiser »

2013-2014 Premium costs at the GTU Health Insurance Page »  

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HOW TO ENROLL & WAIVE

NEW STUDENTS 

New students must indicate their student health insurance choice in two places. (A) In the Web Advisor (the GTU online registration system), new students need to indicate whether they want to enroll or waive out in the GTU student health insurance plan. The info you enter into the (i.e, waive or enroll) is recorded in the student information management system and linked to your PSR bill (B) New students must also go to the Kaiser Permanente website http://studentnet.kp.org to actually enroll and waive in the GTU HIPS plan. The link to Kaiser's studentnet site is also available in the Web Advisor.

You can complete these two steps in any order that you choose during the open enrollment dates.  

RETURNING STUDENTS 

Returning students who do not to wish to change their health insurance choice in our systems in Spring do not need to need to do anything about health insurance in Web Advisor. But in Fall, you must a) ensure your health insurance selection is correct in WebAdvisr and b) go to Kaiser Permanente's website http://studentnet.kp.org to actually enroll and waive in the GTU HIPS plan each Fall even if there are no changes. At this website, you must verify your health insurance status with Kaiser only at the start of every fall semester. The link to Kaiser's studentnet site is also available in the Web Advisor.

Returning students who do wish to change from health insurance they had last semester must indicate their student health insurance choice in two places. (A) Students need to indicate whether they want to enroll in the GTU student health insurance plan or waive out in Web Advisor, the GTU on line registration system. This information is recorded in our GTU student information management system and linked to your GTU bill. (B) You also need to point your web browser to http://studentnet.kp.org/gtu to use a Kaiser Permanente website to actually enroll in GTU HIPS or waive out of the plan. You will also find a link to this site in Web Advisor.

You can complete these two steps in any order that you choose during the open enrollment dates.

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2 LOCATIONS   

1. ENROLL & WAIVE ONLINE (available during open enrollment period)

GTU HIPS with Kaiser Enrollment Application »
GTU HIPS Waiver Form »

2. Web Advisor 

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  To enroll or waive you need to record your:                       To waive you need to provide:
Legal name (Your “legal name” is the one we have recorded in the GTU student information system.  The system only “requires” your “first” and “last” names.) Name of insurance company
GTU student ID number (including the zeros that appear in front of the number; check your student ID card for the number.  This is NOT your Web Advisor number) Insurance company phone number
Birth Date Policy Number
Email address (PSR students use the ses.psr.edu address)  

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