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UT Student Health Insurance Plan

The UT Student Health Insurance Plan is provided by Academic Health Plans through BlueCross/BlueShield of Texas.  This plan includes comprehensive coverage compliant with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) at a Gold Level.  

Policy Provisions

You can access a description of plan benefits on the Academic Health Plans website.  You will receive the greatest benefit from the Student Health Insurance Plan by using the University Health Services clinic located on the UT campus.

Charges on Tuition Bill

The cost of the UT Health Insurance Plan for one academic year is approximately $1,850 USD. Students are billed for the plan in their tuition and fee bill. The Fall tuition bill will reflect the cost of insurance for the Fall semester. The Spring tuition bill will reflect the cost of insurance for both Spring and Summer.

Dependent Insurance

The Department of State requires that the accompanying spouse and children of J-1 visa holders maintain appropriate medical coverage for the duration of their presence in the United States. Willful failure to comply with this requirement will result in the termination of the J-1 program.

Dependents are NOT automatically added to the UT Health Insurance Plan. Should you wish to add dependents to your medical coverage, you must do so each semester (fall, spring, and summer). To add a dependent(s), schedule an appointment with the Insurance Advisor.  To determine the cost of dependent insurance, please see Insurance Coverage Dates & Costs.  

Note: Dependent spouses who enroll in an ESL class are eligible to purchase the UT Student Health Insurance Plan at the lower student rate!  See more information about this option on the UT ESL Services website.

Prescription Drugs Benefit

There is a Prescription Drugs Benefit included with the UTStudent  Health Insurance Plan. You may use the University Health Services Pharmacy, located in the Student Services Building (SSB) to fill your prescriptions. To find participating pharmacies off campus, please visit the Prime Therapeutics Network website, or call AHP/BCBS at (855) 247-2273.