Graduate Student Employee Health Benefits

All full-time students must have health insurance coverage at all times, without exception. Stony Brook offers a health insurance plan that is automatically billed at the beginning of each semester. Graduate student employees, however, are eligible for insurance coverage from their employer.

Click on the appropriate link below for more information about each plan.

Students employed as Graduate or Teaching Assistants are eligible for coverage under the SUNY Student Employee Health Plan (SEHP). 

Research Project Assistants, Senior Research Aides, and Project Instructional Assistants are eligible for coverage under the Research Foundation plan. 

Graduate student employees who choose to enroll in one of these plans can waive the mandatory health insurance fee in SOLAR. 

Waiver information is available for domestic students on the Human Resources website at, and for international students at

More information on student health insurance is available on the Student Health Service website.

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