Office of International Programs
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.
Fall 2016 insurance waiver submission period has ended.
Spring 2017 waiver submission period starts on 29 November 2016 and ends on 29 January 2017.
Students who have paid for Spring/Summer UT-SHIP and are graduating in May 2017, can apply for a refund of their Summer Premium of $550. To apply for a refund of the Summer Premium, you must fill out a ‘2017 Graduation Summer Cost Waiver’ form and submit it to the International Insurance Advisor (as per the instructions on the form), by the deadline data of 10 February 2017. No late forms will be accepted.
OIP health insurance advisor can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.