Graduate Assistant Support

Beginning Fall 2023, we began providing some of the most competitive minimum graduate stipends in the nation and covering 75% of the student health insurance premium costs for graduate assistants.

Graduate Assistants are automatically enrolled in the health insurance each semester (fall, summer, spring). If insurance is not wanted, GAs have to waive each semester, even if they waived the previous semester. 

This page will be used to disseminate information needed to plan for FY 2024.  It will also serve as a centralized resource for students, faculty, and administrators. 


9-month assistantship


12-month assistantship


of total health insurance premium cost covered

Graduate Student Health Insurance Information


Continuing GA Workday Appointment Deadline: TBA

New GA Workday Appointment Deadline: TBD

Insurance Waiver Request Deadline: February 5, 2024


Insurance Waiver Request Deadline: May 31, 2024

Insurance Contact Information

Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk (GSH) manages the student insurance program for LSU.

First Point of Contact for You:
Eligibility, Coverage, Service Questions

Insurance Benefits and Claims Questions

Customer Service Team

Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM CST


United Healthcare Student Resources

P.O. Box 809025, Dallas, TX 75380-9025

Phone: 1-866-948-8472



Fall 2023 Graduate Assistant Student Health Insurance Virtual Information Session with Gallagher

The Zoom recording links and handouts from the virtual information sessions held on November 1 & 2, 2023 are below. 

virtual session recording - November 1, 2023

virtual session recording- november 2, 2023

virtual session slides - student health insurance 

frequently asked questions downloadable guide