Graduate Assistant Health Insurance Updates

Jul. 22, 2021

UNLV is now covering 100% of the health insurance cost for all graduate assistants beginning in fall 2021. 

All GAs appointed for fall and spring will be covered by the mandatory health insurance plan for one year (August-August). 

The benefit may not be reflected on GA offers sent before May, however, all GAs will receive the full health insurance waiver regardless of whether the subsidy is mentioned on their offer letters.

Students may provide proof of alternate insurance and opt-out of the student health insurance program. The health insurance fee and subsidy will then be removed from their account. Students must opt out via the health insurance waiver form before the deadline:

  • Fall deadline: September 15, 2021
  • Spring deadline: February 9, 2022

If you have any questions about the waiver, please contact

The Student Health Insurance webpage has updated information on the student health insurance program. If you have any questions, please contact