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Insurance Waivers

Students may request an insurance waiver if they are covered by an alternative insurance policy that meets the basic requirements of the UT Health Insurance Plan.

Review the following waiver eligibility categories to determine your eligibility and to learn about the process, including required documentation and submission deadlines.

Waiver Eligibility Categories

 

Waiver Eligibility Category Process Submission Deadlines

ESL Student

Submit an ESL insurance waiver form (PDF) to ESL Services at registration. Contact ESL Services for the waiver form.

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Graduate Student – Academic Assignment (E.g. TA/GRA/AI)

Apply for waiver on-line.

Note: Graduate students with a benefits-eligible TA/AI assignment in the Spring semester are provided with UT Select staff health insurance for both the spring and summer semesters.

Students with benefits-eligible GRA assignments are given UT Select staff health insurance for only that semester in which the student is employed.

If the hiring department has not begun to process your assignment by the 11th class day of the semester (3rd class day during the summer), your waiver will be voided and you will be billed for the UT Health Insurance Plan.

Fall/Spring: 11th class day, 5 p.m.

Summer: 3rd class day, 5 p.m. of the first summer session

Graduate Student Residing Outside the U.S.

Complete Graduate Student Residing Outside the U.S. (PDF) waiver request form.

Scan completed form to iowaivers@austin.utexas.edu or submit in person to the International Office at 2400 Nueces.

Note: Students in J-1 Status are not eligible in this waiver eligibility category.

Fall/Spring: 11th class day, 5 p.m.

Summer: 3rd class day, 5 p.m. of the first summer session

Reciprocal Exchange Student

Complete Reciprocal Exchange Student (PDF) waiver request form.

Scan completed form to iowaivers@austin.utexas.edu or submit in person to the International Office at 2400 Nueces.

Note: Reciprocal Exchange Students who will enroll in the Spring semester only will be automatically waived for Summer insurance.

Fall/Spring: 11th class day, 5 p.m.

Sponsored Student

Submit a completed Sponsored Student (PDF) waiver request form to sponsoredstudent@austin.utexas.edu.

Note: Dates of coverage must span the dates of the academic semester(s) for which you are requesting a waiver.

Fall: 11th class day, 5 p.m. for new students.

Spring: December 1st, 5 p.m. of previous year for new students who wish to waive pre-arrival insurance, 11th class day, 5 p.m. for new and continuing students.

Spouse/Child of a UT Employee

Complete US Employer Insurance (PDF) waiver request form.

Scan completed form to iowaivers@austin.utexas.edu or submit in person to the International Office at 2400 Nueces.

Note: You must also attach proof of dependent coverage. Proof of dependent coverage may be obtained from the HRS Insurance website.

Fall/Spring: 11th class day, 5 p.m.

Summer: 3rd class day, 5 p.m. of the first summer session

Student Graduating in Spring

Complete Verification of Graduation (PDF) waiver request form.

Scan completed form to iowaivers@austin.utexas.edu or submit in person to the International Office at 2400 Nueces.

Deadline 1 (recommended): 11th class day, 5 p.m.

Deadline 2 (will require a tuition bill recalculation): 5 p.m. on March 30

Graduate Student with Fellowship

Complete Fellowship Insurance (PDF) waiver request form.

Scan completed form to iowaivers@austin.utexas.edu or submit in person to the International Office at 2400 Nueces.

Note: Graduate students awarded with a competitive fellowship valued at $10,000 or more per year are eligible to purchase the UT group medical insurance plan (i.e. basic medical for the fellow and dependents, including dental and vision insurance).

Please visit Human Resource Services' Insurance for Eligible Graduate Student Fellows page for more information.

Fall/Spring: 11th class day, 5 p.m.

Summer: 3rd class day, 5 p.m. of the first summer session

Student with U.S. Employer Insurance

Complete US Employer Insurance waiver request (PDF) form.

Scan completed form to iowaivers@austin.utexas.edu or submit in person to the International Office at 2400 Nueces.

Fall/Spring: 11th class day, 5 p.m.

Summer: 3rd class day, 5 p.m. of the first summer session

Student with Private Insurance

Complete Private Insurance waiver request (PDF) form.

Scan completed form to iowaivers@austin.utexas.edu or submit in person to the International Office at 2400 Nueces.

Fall/Spring: 11th class day, 5 p.m.

Summer: 3rd class day, 5 p.m. of the first summer session

Visiting Faculty or Scholar

Complete Visiting Scholars (PDF) waiver request form.

Scan completed form to iowaivers@austin.utexas.edu or submit in person to the International Office at 2400 Nueces.

Fall/Spring: 11th class day, 5 p.m.

Summer: 3rd class day, 5 p.m. of the first summer session.

How to Submit a Waiver

All students, excluding ESL and Sponsored, may submit their completed Insurance Waiver Request to ISSS in one of the following ways:

By Email:

Submit a completed waiver to iowaivers@austin.utexas.edu.

If you have questions about which waiver to choose or how to complete a waiver, email insuranceadvisor@austin.utexas.edu.

In Person:

Forms may be dropped off at the ISSS Front Desk.

Processing Time

Waiver requests may take up to two weeks to be processed. You may check to see if your waiver request has been approved by viewing your tuition and fee bill.

If you see insurance charges on your tuition and fee bill on the 11th class day (fall/spring) or 3rd class day (summer), contact the Insurance Advisor immediately.