Student Health Center
Student Services Building 4.700
Phone: 972-883-2747
Fax: 972-883-2069
Email: healthcen@utdallas.edu

Clinic Hours
Monday-Thursday 9 am - 6 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday, and all University Holidays

Monday-Thursday
- Last regular appointment time 5:20 pm
- Last urgent appointment time 5:40 pm

Friday
- Last regular appointment time 4:20 pm
- Last urgent appointment time 4:40 pm

Mailing Address
Student Health Center
800 W. Campbell Rd., SSB 43
Richardson, TX 75080

Insurance for International Students

 

 

The UT System requires that all international students holding non-immigrant visas are required to maintain medical, evacuation and repatriation insurance coverage while enrolled at a UT System institution.  The UT System Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) provides this coverage to international students.  Academic HealthPlans administers the UT SHIP that is underwritten by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas.  Each semester international students are automatically enrolled in the UT SHIP, and the insurance premium is automatically charged to international student tuition and fee bills unless they apply for and are approved to receive a waiver based on acceptable alternate insurance coverage.  The alternate plan must meet or exceed the coverage requirements defined by the UT System.

We are pleased to announce the implementation of a new electronic insurance waiver request system for international students who wish to request a waiver of the UT Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).  Beginning with the summer, 2014 term waiver applications will be accepted ONLY through the new electronic system.  International students will receive an email with instructions and login information at the beginning of each insurance waiver period.

Please Note:  You MUST submit a new waiver application each semester.

Also please note that being granted Texas Residency status for tuition purposes does not make a student a US Permanent Resident.  The insurance coverage requirement applies to all international students holding non-immigrant visas even if they are granted Texas Residency status for tuition purposes.

 


Waivers

The UT System requires all enrolled international students* to carry medical, evacuation and repatriation insurance. The UT Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is provided to meet this requirement. Each semester of enrollment a fee is assessed to cover the cost of this insurance plan. Students with alternate health insurance that meets or exceeds UT System requirements may request a waiver of the insurance fee during designated periods.

The University has the discretion to determine what constitutes sufficient documentation demonstrating approved health insurance coverage. Acceptable proof of coverage MUST be written in English and money listed in U.S. dollars.

Summer 2014 Waiver Requirements

The waiver period for summer, 2014 is April 15, 2014 through May 30, 2014 – Only waiver applications submitted through the new electronic waiver system during this period will be considered for a waiver for summer 2014.

 

Required for Waiver of Medical Insurance Fee
Coverage dates —
Summer 2014

5/15/2014 - 8/14/2014

Minimum coverage amounts Medical: $50,000 or more per accident or illness
Deductible: $500 or less per accident or illness
Business rating

Solvency: Meets federal solvency guidelines ..more

If you are unsure if your insurance carrier meets these requirements, contact that company directly.
Required for Waiver of Evacuation/Repatriation Fee
Medical evacuation At least $10,000 of coverage
Repatriation At least $7,500 of coverage

If you meet the waiver eligibility and have an alternate health insurance plan, please follow these instructions to apply for the waiver of the University of Texas SHIP. All waiver requests must be submitted no later than May 30, 2014 to be considered for the summer 2014 term.

  1. Have an electronic copy of your insurance card, Policy Benefits Summary, and proof of Medical Evacuation and Repatriation Coverage (if you have this coverage) available.
  2. Verify you meet the waiver criteria, and if you do, select the large button at the bottom to continue
  3. Enter the required demographic information including your UT Dallas Student ID number and pick your password.
  4. Select the ‘Register’ button to continue.
  5. Select the waiver form under Submit Waivers.
  6. Complete the waiver form and attach copies of your scanned insurance documents.
  7. Select the ‘Submit Waiver’ button.
  8. Watch your UT Dallas email
    Academic HealthPlans will send an email to your UT Dallas account with the outcome of your request
      1. If the waiver request is complete and your policy meets the minimum requirements including sufficient medical evacuation/repatriation coverage, the SHIP fee is waived in full.
      2. If the waiver request is complete and your policy meets the minimum requirements excluding sufficient medical evacuation/repatriation coverage, the medical insurance fee is waived and a fee for repatriation/evacuation coverage is assessed.
      3. If the waiver request is incomplete or your policy does not meet the minimum requirements, the email will indicate that you are not eligible for a waiver.
  9. Check your account
    If you received an email stating your insurance fee is waived, check your Orion account. The insurance waiver will be applied to your current balance. If your tuition and fees are already paid in full, the insurance fee is reimbursed by the Bursar’s Office through Direct Deposit or mailed check within 10 days of waiver approval.

Fall 2014 Waiver Requirements

The UT System student health insurance requirements for the 2014-2015 academic year will be changing to comply with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).  Requirements are currently under review by the UT System, and a new policy statement will be forthcoming in light of the new federal law.  Alternate insurance plans students purchased for the 2014-2015 academic year MUST comply with the federal PPACA to be eligible for a waiver of the UT System student insurance plan.

Please note that insurance waiver requests granted in the past may not meet the new requirements of the federal PPACA.  We believe the UT Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is a good value for the coverage it provides, and it meets the requirements of the new law.  We encourage UT Dallas students to remain enrolled in the UT SHIP.

Keep in mind that with this UT SHIP coverage the cost of all services received in the UT Dallas Student Health Center (SHC) are covered by the plan at 100%.  Beginning fall 2014, students on the UT SHIP will not have to pay for services up front because the SHC will file the claim with Blue Cross Blue Shield directly.

Keep watching this website for more information as it becomes available.