Graduate Student Employees Benefits

Graduate students employed in a graduate assistantship who work at least 20 hours per work for 4.5 months or longer are eligible for benefits through their employment. Information can be found below about your benefits and resources offered to you as a Graduate Assistant with Texas A&M.

Health insurance benefits are elected through Workday via Single Sign On (SSO) during the onboarding process. Employees must enroll in or decline coverage within  31 days of hire or they will be placed in our default health plan (A&M Care Plan for staff/faculty; grad health plan for graduate assistants) on the employer contribution eligibility date.

New employees have a 60-day waiting period before becoming eligible for employer contribution toward the insurance premiums, but may begin coverage on the following dates:

  1. Hire date
  2. First of the month after hire
  3. Employer contribution eligibility date

As a new employee you may elect to begin coverage prior to the employer contribution eligibility date and will pay the full cost for the insurance plan(s) until you have met the 60-day waiting period.

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