For the academic year 2019-2020 (August 15, 2019 - July 31, 2020), Rice University will contribute $1,669 towards the cost of annual premiums for doctoral students who meet the eligibility requirements for the subsidy. View 2018-2019 information.
Open enrollment for Fall 2019 will be July 9 - August 30.
Students must meet ALL eligibility requirements to receive any of the subsidy:
Full-time doctoral students are eligible for the subsidy whether or not they receive other financial support from the university.
For individual coverage, the subsidy will be approximately 67.2% of the premium. Rice will also supplement the subsidy by up to $596 for a spouse and $596 per child. No additional premium is charged if more than two children are covered.
The premium, subsidy, and net cost to qualifying student with the subsidy are:
|Coverage Period||Covered||Premium||Subsidy||Net Cost|
|Fall only||One child*||$980||$236||$744|
|Spring/Summer only||One child*||$1,502||$360||$1,142|
*Premium is per child; however, no additional premium is charged if more than two children are covered. The doctoral medical insurance subsidy will be extended to both the first and second children.