Teaching, Research and Graduate Assistants

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

If your assistantship is through the UB Foundation, please contact our office to enroll in the UB Student Health Insurance Plan. 

Students that have assistantships through other pay lines enroll into the student employee health insurance through Human Resources , not with UnitedHealthcare StudentResources. Graduate and Teaching Assistants enroll into the NYSHIP SEHP policy and Research Assistants enroll into the UMR policy.  Speak with your department or Human Resources for assistance with enrollment.

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