Watch this page! Information will be updated with the launch of Workday and the Integrated Service Center (ISC) on June 27, 2017.

As of June 19, 2017, the current UW payroll system (HEPPS; OPUS) and other legacy systems, including Employee Self Service (ESS) and OWLS, will no longer accept edits and will be converted to read-only in preparation for Workday go-live. Learn more about how you can get ready for Workday by visiting the HR/Payroll Modernization Program website.

Graduate appointees: health insurance

GAIP eligibility and coverage overview

Health insurance for teaching assistants, research assistants, tutors, predoctoral researchers, and other academic student employees.

GAIP: Dependent coverage

Enroll your spouse or partner and children

GAIP: Summer quarter coverage

Enroll in summer coverage

GAIP: Self-pay option

Receive GAIP health coverage by paying for it yourself.

GAIP: Continuation of coverage

Continue your insurance should you lose eligibility for UW-paid coverage.

Financial education seminars for graduate students

Get tips that help you better manage your finances.

GAIP: Appeal coverage or claims

Appeal your eligibility for GAIP coverage.

GAIP: Leave of absence

Requesting GAIP coverage while on leave.

GAIP: Dual coverage with ISHIP

International students at UW are required by federal and state laws to maintain health insurance while studying.

GAIP Notices

Download quarterly letters and other documents.


Commonly asked questions about the Graduate Appointee Insurance Program (GAIP).

GAIP: Information for departments

Verify eligibility for GAIP coverage.