Teaching, Research and Graduate Assistants

If you are a TA, GA or RA, you may be eligible for health insurance.

You will be automatically enrolled in the student mandatory health insurance. If you elect to take the employee health insurance through your assistantship, you are required to complete an opt-out waiver of student coverage. Domestic students need to apply online and international students through a hard copy form available below.

The requirement is the same if you have private health insurance and it meets all of the requirements for waiver.

Request a Waiver

Enrollment as a TA, GA or RA

All processes involved with TA, GA, or RA insurance are handled by your union. Contact the following for more information visit the HR website or call your benefits specialist:

TA and GA


RA (Research Funded Positions)

  • Zachary Jenney, 716-645-4439 / zjenney@buffalo.edu
  • Sean O'Brien, 716-645-4485 / sobrien2@buffalo.edu

After Your Assistantship Ends

You may be eligible for other insurance even when you are no longer a TA, GA or RA. Please select one of the following categories to learn more.

Need Help?

For help understanding and navigating the health insurance process.

1 Capen
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260-2100

Phone: (716) 645-3036