As an enrolled student at Georgia Tech, you were automatically enrolled in the Student Blue Health Insurance Plan for the time of your enrollment. After graduation and when the period of the Student Blue Health Insurance Plan coverage ends, you will no longer be enrolled in an insurance plan and should seek personal medical insurance. You can see end dates of insurance coverage by semester on the Student Blue website. It is possible to extend your student insurance coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield after completing your program. Please contact them directly in order to inquire about extending this coverage or see their website here. OIE recommends that you contact Blue Cross Blue Shield before you graduate in order to ensure that this is a possibility and that you are within an appropriate timeline.
If the company or organization that you will be working for does not provide insurance coverage, OIE recommends that you seek personal medical insurance. We are unable to provide any recommendations on insurance providers, but you are encouraged to find an insurance plan that meets your personal needs. A resource that may help you as you begin your research is NAFSA's Marketplace that can be found at http://nafsainternationaleducationmarketplace.com/.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA)
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a federal statute that aims to increase the quality and affordability of health insurance, lower the uninsured rate by expanding insurance coverage, and reduce the costs of healthcare for individuals and the government. The GA Tech Student Blue Health Plan is ACA compliant.
To learn more about the Affordable Care Act and health plans offered through this program, please see the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services website at www.hhs.gov/healthcare/.
Blue Cross Blue Shield has recommended the following websites for Georgia Tech students and visiting scholars to explore to help explain the ACA.