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The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System mandates health insurance for all students enrolled in the UT System health components. As such, each UTHealth student who cannot provide evidence of coverage under another approved plan will be enrolled in the student insurance plan with Academic HealthPlans and assessed a health insurance fee. The health insurance fee is $3,053.00 for the academic year 2020-2021 (click on Student Insurance Rates and Term Dates for more information.) For more information regarding the UTHealth Insurance Plan provider please visit uthouston.myahpcare.com.
Before registering for classes each term, every student must complete the health insurance certification process through his/her myUTH account. Through this process, students either provide information about their own coverage or confirm their participation in Academic HealthPlans. For students who attest to coverage under another approved plan, the health insurance fee will not be assessed to their student account.
The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System also requires that all international students holding F or J non-immigrant visas and living in the United States carry coverage for medical evacuation and repatriation while enrolled at any component of The University of Texas.
The health insurance fee assessed for health coverage with Academic HealthPlans includes coverage for medical evacuation and repatriation. Therefore, international students enrolled in Academic HealthPlans do not need to obtain additional coverage.
However, international students with outside medical insurance coverage must ensure that their coverage includes medical evacuation and repatriation. (Please note that the majority of outside insurance carriers do not provide medical evacuation and repatriation coverage.) If needed, international students can purchase supplemental coverage specifically for medical evaluation and repatriation through their student account at a cost of $96 per year.
Though not required by UT, health insurance is also available to purchase for students’ spouses and/or children during open enrollment each semester. Contact Auxiliary Enterprises at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-500-8400 for more information, or visit https://uthouston.myahpcare.com/enrollment to complete an online application for family coverage. Family coverage must match the coverage dates of the student.
Dental Insurance is optional but available to all students and their spouses and children during open enrollment each semester. Please refer to the Academic HealthPlans website for information about BlueCare Dental For Student Health or you can contact Auxiliary Enterprises at 713-500-8400 or email email@example.com or visit https://uthouston.myahpcare.com/enrollment to complete an online enrollment form.
All Insureds who have been continuously insured under the school's regular Policy for at least six consecutive months and who no longer meet the eligibility requirements under the Policy are eligible to continue their existing coverage for a period of not more than three months under the school's Policy in effect at the time of such continuation.
If an Insured is still eligible for continuation at the beginning of the next Policy year, the Insured must purchase coverage under the new Policy as chosen by the school. Coverage under the new Policy is subject to the rates and benefits selected by the school for that Policy year.
Enrollment must be made and applicable premium must be paid directly to Academic HealthPlans and be received within 30 days after the expiration date of your student coverage. For more information on the Continuation of Coverage, please contact Academic HealthPlans at 1-855-247-7587 or you can contact Auxiliary Enterprises at 713-500-8400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.