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Graduate Appointee Insurance Program (GAIP)

LifeWise Assurance Company (LifeWise)

LifeWise is the plan administrator. Contact LifeWise for questions about coverage, claims, eligibility and enrollment.

Mailing Address

LifeWise Assurance Company
P.O. Box 33940
Seattle, Washington 98133

Claims Address

LifeWise Assurance Company
P.O. Box 91059
Seattle, Washington 98111

Physical Address

LifeWise Assurance Company
7001 220th St. S.W.
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-2124

1-800-971-1491 (toll free)
1-800-842-5357 (TDD for hearing-impaired)

Benefits Office

The UW Benefits Office manages the plan but does not handle claims or enrollment. Please contact LifeWise on issues related to claims, enrollment, and benefit provisions.

Hall Health

Hall Health Primary Care is administered by UW Medical Center and is a part of the GAIP preferred provider network. Hall Health Primary Care Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Tuesdays it is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Contact Hall Health Center.

Network Providers

Starting Fall Quarter 2012

Your list of network providers will now include the providers contracted with LifeWise.

Locate a LifeWise contracted provider by accessing or by calling Customer Service.

Network Providers continue to include:

UWMC and University Physicians


University Physicians Network

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Children's Hospital

Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

(effective 10/1/2011)

Non-Network Referral Service

The GAIP plan allows you and your enrolled, eligible dependents to seek medical treatment wherever you please. However, your cost when using a non-network provider is higher than if you see a network provider. Please review the plan book and summaries for more information on the network providers and the differences in benefits.

Before seeking care, contact LifeWise to find a contracted provider in your location. If you use a contracted provider, you will not have to pay any amount over the allowable charge.

Locate a LifeWise contracted provider by accessing or by calling LifeWise Customer Service at 1-800-971-1491.