Benefits

Health insurance

Enroll in a health plan

While UW offers a range of health plan options, choosing what works best for you and your family can be complicated. But don't worry, you've got a lot of resources to help you choose. Start here, compare your options, and enroll.

Health and dental plans

See your medical and dental plan options.

Compare health plans

Compare medical plan costs, networks, and coverage.

Change your medical or dental plan

Change your existing plan either during open enrollment or when a life event occurs.

Add or remove a dependent from your insurance

Add or remove a child, spouse, or partner from your health insurance during open enrollment or due to a qualified life event.

Waive health insurance coverage

If you're enrolled in other comprehensive group health insurance, you can waive the coverage provided by UW.

Eligibility for insurance

Eligibility requirements for health insurance and other state-provided benefits.

Health insurance options for those ineligible for UW coverage

Find health insurance options that are available for people who are not eligible for one of the University's health insurance programs.

Premium surcharges

You must pay an extra fee if you or a dependent uses tobacco or if you add a dependent who has declined other health coverage.

COBRA: Continue your insurance

Pay to continue your health insurance when your employment ends or you lose benefits eligibility.

Graduate appointees: health insurance

Academic student employees (ASEs) receive health insurance through the Graduate Appointee Insurance Program (GAIP).