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UT-SHIP Coverage Periods/Premium Billing Info

Comprehensive medical insurance coverage is a requirement of all F-1, J-1, and J-2 students at UT Tyler to maintain their visa status. Students who do not provide proof of enrollment in a comparable alternative plan, i.e. apply for a waiver, through the relevant coverage period are thus automatically enrolled in UT-SHIP's AHP-Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) plan, and billed the applicable premium rate at the start of the semester. 

The tables below show UT-SHIP's AHP-BCBS coverage periods and corresponding premium rates for available plans for the 2018-19 academic year, divided by billing semester in the orange-highlighted columns. In Table 1, the standard Medical-Only UT-SHIP AHP-BCBS policy packages are presented. F-1, J-1, and J-2 students planning to keep your AHP-BCBS plan: read the important Spring/Summer premium billing note and budget accordingly! 

Table 2 provides rates for available Dental Insurance add-on packages. (Note: Students are not required to purchase dental insurance to maintain status.)

2018-19 vision plan information is available via the Academic Blue online flyer.

UT-SHIP Billing Semester
Coverage Period

Summer Premium
5/15/2018 - 8/14/2018

Annual Premium
8/15/2018 - 8/14/2019

Fall Premium
8/15/2018 - 12/31/2018

Spring + Summer Premium
1/1/2019 - 8/14/2019

Summer Premium**
5/15/2019 - 8/14/2019 

Table 1: Medical-Only Premium Rates

Student Only  

$589

$2,504

$954

$1,550

$631

Spouse (If Student Is Also Insured)  

$589

$2,504

$954

$1,550

$631

Children (If Student is Also   Insured)  

$1,178

$4,010

$1,527

$2,483

$1,011

Student and Children  

$1,599

$6,514

$2,481

$4,033

$1,642

Student, Spouse and Children  

$2,188

$9,018

$3,435

$5,583

$2,273

 *Annual premium includes $12 AES (Emergency Evacuation Coverage) fee.
**The insurance premiums for Spring AND Summer are billed together as a fixed premium fee, assessed at the beginning of the Spring  semester; however, the Summer premium is not separable, and the provided Summer prices are for the student's reference only. 

Table 2: Dental Premium Rates***

Student Only  

$60  $236 $90 $146 $59

Spouse  

$60  $236 $90 $146 $59

  ***The standard AHP-BCBS Medical-Only insurance plan automatically provided to qualifying F-1, J-1, and J-2 students includes free Dental coverage at no charge for plan-listed dependent children 19 and under. 

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