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Eligibility and Plan Information

This page includes coverage dates and plan cost for Graduate Assistants with an Assistantship. This is offered as an informational resource to students interested in obtaining health insurance through the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) which CWU makes available to its students who meet the eligibility requirements of the plan.


    • All registered Graduate Assistants granted a Graduate Assistantship and taking credit hours are automatically enrolled in the Graduate Assistants coverage and the premium is paid directly by the University for the quarters in which the Graduate Assistantship has been granted, unless elected otherwise.
    • It's the responsibility of the Graduate Assistant to enroll and pay the premium for any eligible dependent coverage.
    • Once no longer eligible for the Graduate Assistantship, it becomes the Student's responsibility to re-enroll or continue coverage under this policy and pay the premium directly to the Company, if eligible. Graduate Assistants who are not awarded a summer assistantship during the summer quarter will not be enrolled by the University for the summer quarter. Graduate Assistants may enroll directly with the Company for the summer quarter by paying the appropriate premium, provided that the Graduate Assistant was enrolled in the plan for the spring quarter and enrolls in the same plan option for the summer quarter.

    2022-2023 Term Coverage (Sept 16, 2022 - Sept 15, 2023)

    • Effective Dates & Cost
      Effective Dates:


      9/16/2022 to 9/15/2023


      9/16/2022 to 12/15/2022


      12/16/2022 to 3/15/2023


      3/16/2023 to 6/15/2023


      6/16/2023 to 9/15/2023

      Student $3227 $805 $796 $813 $813
      Spouse $3227 $805 $796 $813 $813
      One Child $3227 $805 $796 $813 $813
      Two or More Children $6454 $1610 $1592 $1626 $1626
      Spouse & Two or More Children $9681 $2415 $2388 $2439 $2439
      * Premiums are paid by the Graduate Student when not under the Assistantship contract.
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    The information provided here does not include all terms, conditions and exclusions of coverage:

    Please contact Toni Burvee, Director of Business Services with questions at (509) 963-2335, or visit the United Health Care Website.

    If you have any questions about benefits, please contact UHCSR Customer Service at 1-800-767-0700, or consult the summary brochure (PDF).

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