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Graduate Subsidized Health Insurance Program (GSHIP)

Graduate students may be eligible for the University of Utah’s Graduate Subsidized Health Insurance Program (GSHIP). 

To qualify, you must be supported as a Research Assistant (9314), Teaching Assistant (9416), Graduate Assistant – Research Focus (9330), and Graduate Assistant – Teaching Focus (9417), and receive a 100% tuition benefit.

GSHIP includes health insurance through United HealthCare Student Resources, and dental and vision insurance through Educators Mutual. Coverage for dependents is not subsidized.


If you are eligible for the subsidized program, do not complete your own enrollment with the insurance carrier. The Graduate School will complete your enrollment and pay the premium directly to the carrier.

Students who are not eligible for the subsidized program, but would like to enroll in the program at their own cost, should visit the Student Health Center website.

Premium Payment

The University of Utah pays 100% of the premium at the start of the semester. The University of Utah is reimbursed via employer payroll deduction from the TA benefit pool, RA benefit allotment or department activity. For this reason, RA’s must be paid from a grant (5000 fund) that has a benefit allotment for each student researcher.

GTs and GRs should only be added to GSHIP if there are funds available at the department level to cover the 100% premium cost.

If a student wishes to add coverage for a spouse/child, they must enroll them online and pay the appropriate premium at their own expense. See our FAQ section for more information.

Last Updated: 3/28/23