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: Archived 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.