UT Tyler

Office of International Programs

International Student Insurance

× The Summer 2019 Waiver application link will be posted on AHP's website starting May 1, 2019; the link will be removed on May 25. Students whose waiver application is received during this timeframe may amend their application as needed until June 1, 2019. 

International Insurance 

By mandate of the UT System Board of Regents, any international student attending a UT System campus on a non-immigrant student visa is required to be continuously enrolled in a PPACA-compliant health insurance plan throughout the duration of their studies as a condition of their continued enrollment.

  • If you are an F-1 or J-1 UT Tyler student, enrollment in UT-SHIP is automatic upon course registration. A waiver may be granted if you have comparable coverage; however, the Waiver Process must be followed in a timely manner.

Visiting scholars, faculty and student delegations are also required to have continuous medical insurance coverage which meets or exceeds PPACA standards. If you are a J-1 scholar or faculty, you may enroll in UT-SHIP or a comparable medical insurance plan, provided it meets additional J-1 visa requirements.

  • J-1 scholars/faculty may submit proof of comparable non-UT-SHIP insurance coverage which meets J-1 visa requirements to their J-1 advisor no later than 7 days after their program start date.

Visit the pages in the menu bar above for further details about each topic. If you have a concern which is not addressed by these pages, or if you think you've been mistakenly charged for UT-SHIP insurance, please email the international insurance advisor with a clear description of your problem. 

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