Now that the new plan year has begun for 2014/15 health insurance coverage under the Graduate Appointee Insurance Program (GAIP), we have learned that Academic Student Employees who should be covered may have been denied benefits because Lifewise Assurance Company (the GAIP insurance carrier) is claiming it is unable to confirm eligibility for all ASEs.  We are pursuing multiple grievances to remedy this situation immediately, and are seeking further information from the University about which individuals may have had claims denied so we can assist anyone who needs help recovering unnecessary out-of-pocket expenses.

Until the University fully resolves this matter we urge any who is having problems or concerns to contact us immediately so we can help.  Provide your contact information and a brief description of your situation so a representative can contact you as soon as possible.

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