Insurance Coverage through United Healthcare
Graduate students employed as Research Assistants, Teaching Assistants or Service Assistants are eligible for health insurance paid for by the department in which the student is employed. Insurance is a mandatory benefit and provided on a semester by semester basis.
Graduate assistant insurance is provided by United Health Care. To find out more about the insurance plan, check out the following links: Graduate Assistant Health Insurance, Health Discount Program and Health Care 101.
For general information about plans provided by United Healthcare, check out the United Healthcare website.You can also see the differences between the general plan offered to all graduate students and the graduate student assistant plan. Click the link posted here: Student Health Insurance.
Initiating United Healthcare Coverage
1. Stop by the Graduate School (Administrative Building, 218A) with your signed contact letter. Submit your enrollment form.
2. Look for emails from the UAA Graduate School to confirm your coverage.
3. Create an online account through United Healthcare to verify your coverage.
4. Contact the Graduate School if you encounter any issues with coverage.
*Until further notice, students must follow each step every semester for which they are awarded an assistantship. Failure to do so will result in delayed coverage.
The document below is the enrollment form that graduate student assistants must fill out every semester. Students can print out their own form, fill it out and drop it off at the Graduate School along with a copy of their contact letter. They can also find copies of the enrollment form to fill out at the Graduate School. In any case, submission of the enrollment form is mandated by United Healthcare and necessary to initiate healthcare coverage.
Please fill out the following form: Graduate Student Insurance Enrollment Form.
To create an account with United Healthcare, go to the United Healthcare website, search University of Alaska Anchorage, then select create account option. Or click the following link: Create an online account.
There are a number of different contacts if you have problems with your coverage. First, email UAA_graduateschool@uaa.alaska.edu. You can also contact Marilyn Bost, the Administrative Assistant is available at 786-1095 or email@example.com. Lastly, Elisa Mattison can answer questions about graduate health insurance.