MSU graduate teaching
and research assistants automatically participate in a medical
benefits plan, the details of which can be reviewed at the
MSU Human Resources: Student Health Insurance website. Spouses
and children may be included in the universitys plan at
an additional cost to the graduate assistant.
There are additional options for spouses and children however, just as there are for graduate students who do not hold teaching or research assistantships. It is worthwhile to explore these options. In particular, children in households earning less than $27,000 annually are eligible to be enrolled in a very attractive, comprehensive option called the MIChild Program (My Child) operated by the State of Michigan. Details and procedures for enrolling in this plan can be reviewed online at the MIChild Program website.