Important Information about Student Health Insurance
Posted 8/12/2012
Letter and student health documents from Michael Kirka, president, Graduate Student Government Association

August 2012


Dear Colleague,


I hope you are having a productive and enjoyable summer.


As you may know, the Student Health Insurance Plan is changing from Pearce and Pearce to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia's (BCBSGA) Student Blue for the upcoming academic year. This means you can no longer use Pearce & Pearce Insurance! The new plan is lower cost and has additional benefits such as vision and dental. Additional details are available at and an outline of the differences between the previous mandatory graduate student plan can be accessed at Insurance Comparison, improvements are highlighted in blue.


The student health fee covers most basic costs of care at Stamps Health Center, but insurance provides coverage for emergency care and specialists.


Open enrollment from the BCBSGA plan is now going on through September 5. Please note, paying the insurance fee on your Bursar account does not immediately enroll you in the BCBSGA insurance plan. To enroll in the Student Blue plan, you must visit Also, for those whom wish to waive out of the mandatory graduate student plan can do so at



For questions about the Student Health Insurance Plan offered at Georgia Tech, please feel free to contact our insurance coordinator at or call 404-894-0633. You can also review the Frequently Asked Questions at





Michael Kirka


Ph.D. Student 
President, Graduate Student Government
Georgia Institute of Technology
Student Government Association
350 Ferst Dr. Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0289
Phone: (404)-894-1943