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.

Visiting scholars, faculty and student delegations are also required to have continuous medical insurance compliant with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

Attention students and visiting scholars/faculty interested in applying to waive the UT Student Health Insurance Plan (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.

Waiver Deadlines

The fall 2016 insurance waiver submission period has ended.

Spring 2017 waiver submission period starts on 6 November 2016 and ends on 29 January 2017.

Contact

OIP Health Insurance Advisor can be contacted at intlinsurance@uttyler.edu

Please send an email to this address to schedule an appointment for assistance with any questions regarding International Student Insurance related questions and concerns.

Learn more about UT health insurance requirements.