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UofM/Church Health Center's Memphis Plan for Graduate Assistants

The University of Memphis has partnered with Church Health Center to offer Memphis Plan health coverage to all domestic graduate assistants. Please make certain to carefully read your email announcing your new eContract for the coming semester for instructions as to how to apply for the UofM/Church Health Center Memphis Plan for Graduate Assistants. The MEMPHIS Plan is NOT INSURANCE. It is a healthcare ministry of the Church Health Center, comprised of volunteer physicians and donated medical services. You will be required to authorize payroll deduction for the student portion of plan costs in order to participate in the plan. Access to both the plan application, and a way to electronically accept payroll deduction, will be included in the aforementioned email. Alternately, a link to both is provided for eligible GAs in their MyMemphis portal, next to the link associated with their GA eContract.

Student costs effective since September 1, 2017, are as follows:

  Month to Month Coverage Academic Year Coverage Annual, Full year Coverage

Beneficiaries

GA

UofM

Total

GA

UofM

Total

GA

UofM

Total

Student Only

$40.00

$10.00

$50.00

$40.00

$10.00

$50.00

$53.00

$10.00

$63.00

Student + 1 Dependent

$65.00

$10.00

$75.00

$65.00

$10.00

$75.00

$78.00

$10.00

$88.00

Student + 2 Dependents

$90.00

$10.00

$100.00

$90.00

$10.00

$100.00

$103.00

$10.00

$113.00

Student + 3 or more Dependents

$115.00

$10.00

$125.00

$115.00

$10.00

$125.00

$103.00

$10.00

$113.00

One Dependent, Only

$50.00

$0.00

$50.00

$50.00

$0.00

$50.00

$63.00

$0.00

$63.00

Two Dependents, Only

$75.00

$0.00

$75.00

$75.00

$0.00

$75.00

$88.00

$0.00

$88.00

Three Dependents, Only

$100.00

$0.00

$100.00

$100.00

$0.00

$100.00

$113.00

$0.00

$113.00

Four or More Dependents, Only

$125.00

$0.00

$125.00

$125.00

$0.00

$125.00

$125.00

$0.00

$125.00

All amounts are expressed as monthly, payroll deducted charges. Both the amounts a GA will pay and the University will pick up are listed for each plan below. Given your coverage is paid for through payroll deduction, if you do not have payroll during any pay period your coverage will be terminated and you will need to reapply bearing in mind that coverage will not commence again until the second month following the time your application is turned in to Church Health Center and has been accepted by Church Health Center.  You can reapply through your MyMemphis portal.

To find out more information regarding the Memphis Plan, please visit the following webpage: www.churchhealthcenter.org/memphisplan.

Plans

Month to Month: Student and University pays on a month by month basis for the semesters the student selects in their application. DEADLINE: Please submit your application to CHC on the 23rd day of the second month prior to the desired coverage starting month. For example, if you submit your application by November 23rd, your coverage (if your application is accepted) will begin January 1st. 
Academic Year: Coverage is for the academic year (October through May), billing will take place September through April (at the end of each month). DEADLINE: Please send in your application for this plan by August 23rd to be eligible for full academic year coverage.
Annual (Full Year): Coverage is for the full calendar year (beginning in October). Payroll deduction will occur, in even amounts, September through April (at the end of each month). DEADLINE: Please send in your application for this plan by August 23rd to be eligible for this full calendar year coverage.

IMPORTANT: Gaps Between Your GA Contracts

If you anticipate any gap between contracts in which you will not receive pay for a single pay period, please understand your coverage will be terminated.  You will NOT be covered until you reapply for coverage through your MyMemphis portal.  You will need to reapply bearing in mind that coverage will start in the second month after your application is turned in, and has been approved by, Church Health Center.  It is important to plan accordingly.  If your gap between contracts is during the month of June, for example, and you do not need coverage until you have an active GA contract in July, you will need to reapply in May to have coverage effective in July.

If you need to continue coverage for the time period between your GA contracts, you can apply to receive Memphis Plan coverage directly if you have income from another source.  Please contact Church Health Center (Sheronda Williams, 901-272-7526 ext. 2124) for this.  The timing noted above still applies.  Applications received by, and approved by, Church Health Center in the month of April (for example) will receive coverage in June.   

Ending your Memphis Plan coverage

Plan termination requests must be submitted to the MEMPHIS Plan office using the termination form supplied at the time of enrollment. Terminations will be effective the first of the month after the termination form is received by the MEMPHIS Plan office. Please make certain the Memphis plan office has your termination form well before you graduate or your GA contract ends.