Skip navigation - Jump to main content

Graduate Appointee Insurance Program (GAIP)
Summer Quarter Coverage

Graduate appointees, fellows, and trainees in eligible positions may participate in the Graduate Appointee Insurance Program (GAIP) during summer quarter based on establishing eligibility as follows:

Eligibility for Summer Quarter

Eligibility Based on Prior Coverage
If you had UW-paid GAIP coverage for fall, winter, and spring quarters, you are eligible for UW-paid GAIP coverage for summer quarter, regardless of student and/or employment status.
Eligibility Based on Employment
The UW pays the monthly premium for student appointees with eligible summer quarter positions. To be eligible, you must be enrolled in at least two credits in at least one session; the position must be 50% or greater FTE, and paid on two paydays of Session A only, or two paydays of Session B only; or 2 pay days for Sessions A and B combined, and you must hold a GAIP-eligible appointment.
Appointment of Fellows & Trainees with Stipends
The UW pays the monthly premium for Fellows and Trainees in eligible summer quarter positions. To be eligible, you must be enrolled in at least two credits in at least one session; the position must be paid at least $800 per month, and paid on two pay days of Session A only, or two paydays of Session B, or two paydays for Sessions A and B combined; and you must hold a GAIP-eligible appointment.

Self-Pay During Summer

If you held a UW-paid GAIP-eligible appointment in spring, you can continue your GAIP coverage on a self-pay basis returning the self-pay packet sent by LifeWise in July.

If you held a UW-paid GAIP-eligible appointment in fall or winter, subsequently lost your UW-paid coverage, enrolled in the self-pay option at the time you lost your coverage, you can continue self-paying through the month of September. See Self-Pay information.

Enrollment Deadlines

For summer quarter enrollment deadlines, see Enrollment, Deadlines, and Coverages.

Adding/Dropping Dependents

You will be notified via the summer quarter memo of the summer quarter enrollment deadline for adding/dropping dependents. It will typically be on or around June 20.

Premium Payments for Summer Quarter

If you are eligible for summer quarter coverage based on prior coverage, dependent premiums must be paid in full for the entire quarter directly to LifeWise at the beginning of summer quarter. If you also have a GAIP-eligible appointment for summer quarter, you must still pay LifeWise; there will be no payroll deductions. It is your responsibility to ensure that your dependent premium is paid. If you do not receive an invoice from LifeWise by the middle of July, you need to contact LifeWise at 1-800-421-3531.

GAIP
Topics