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Students' Dependent Coverage

Student Health Insurance Plan

The UNC System Student Health Insurance plan does not offer coverage for spouses and dependents.

The UNC System intentionally does not offer or endorse a specific health insurance plan. After a thorough evaluation of options, it has been determined that neither development nor endorsement of a University-sponsored plan provides premium or coverage advantages beyond what students can secure on their own. Therefore, the University only provides information and guidance to students toward securing insurance for themselves, spouses and dependents.  See the Health and Dental Insurance Alternatives link on the right side of this page.

Graduate Student Health Insurance Plan (GSHIP) for Research Assistants / Teaching Assistants

If you are enrolled in GSHIP by your department, you have the opportunity to enroll your spouse and dependents on the same plan.  Be sure to check with your hiring supervisor for instructions on enrolling your dependents.  The health insurance premium for your spouse or dependent will be deducted from your monthly stipend. 

PostDoctoral / Fellows

Your employer will enroll you in the BCBS PostDoc Health Insurance Plan .  If you wish to enroll your spouse and dependents in this plan as well, review your UNC Postdoc BCBSNC Packet instructions and pricing.  The health insurance premium for your spouse/dependent will be deducted from your monthly paycheck.