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Graduate Appointee Insurance Program (GAIP)

Eligible academic student employees (ASEs) receive excellent health coverage—medical, dental, and vision care—through the Graduate Appointee Insurance Program (GAIP).

The plan administrator and insurer of this program is LifeWise Assurance Company (LifeWise). Contact LifeWise directly for questions about current eligibility, enrollment, coverage, claims, and appeals. (Note: ID cards will be mailed by LifeWise within 5 days of enrollment.)

View helpful information about GAIP by choosing a topic at right or go directly to the LifeWise website.


Benefit Improvements Effective March 1, 2016

The following benefit improvements are now available in the GAIP plan effective March 1, 2016:

Claims Reprocessing

Some GAIP health insurance claims are being reprocessed, which may result in reimbursements to either health care providers or ASEs. Read this notice from UW Benefits and UAW Local 4121.

NEW! Financial Education Seminar Series

The UW has partnered with two local non-profit credit unions to help you learn to save more and better manage your finances! Check out the FREE seminar series designed for Academic Student Employees.