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Office of International Programs

Health Insurance

All international students attending The University of Texas at Tyler (UT Tyler) on a non-immigrant visa status are required by the University of Texas (UT) System Board of Regents to have continuous medical insurance compliant with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Enrollment in the UT Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is automatic at the time of registration.

Attention students interested in waiving the UT SHIP:  Effective Fall 2014 semester, new health insurance waiver requirements and a new electronic waiver process for students holding an existing health insurance plan have been implemented. Insurance waivers granted in the past may not meet the new requirements of the federal PPACA.

L earn more about UT health insurance requirements

Requirements to submit your waiver can be found here. For dates and coverage information please visit this page. Please be sure to review our FAQs page, too. You may submit your electronic waiver beginning Monday, 17 November 2014. The Spring 2015 submission period ends on Monday, 22 December 2014.

We are pleased to share some changes that have been implemented regarding insurance premiums for students who will graduate in May 2015. The spring/summer premium amount of $1,151.00 must still be paid by 9 January 2015.

However, if you are scheduled graduate in May 2015, and will be leaving the country, and you do not wish to be charged for international student health insurance for the summer please follow these steps:

1. Submit your graduation application to your academic advisor.
2. Ask your academic advisor send an email to oip@uttyler.edu stating that you will be graduating in May.

As soon as we have this information we will work with the cashier's office to recalculate your bill for the spring semester. WE MUST HAVE THE EMAIL FROM YOUR ADVISOR NO LATER THAN 30 JANUARY 2015. If we do not have an email from your advisor by this date you will not be eligible to have your spring bill recalculated. This also does not effect when your insurance premium is due. You must either pay for (or have your insurance charge waived by) 9 January 2015.

For questions or concerns contact:

Emily Phillips
International Insurance Advisor
Office of International Programs (OIP)
International Student, Scholar and Faculty Services (ISSFS) Center
University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Blvd., UC 2160
Tyler, TX 75799
Phone: 903-565-5960
Email: issfs@uttyler.edu

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