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Student Insurance

Visit Healthy Horns and the Counseling & Mental Health Center to learn more about health services on campus. Students with disabilities should register with SSD.

Students who are not benefits-eligible academic employees (TA/AI/RA @ 20 hrs/wk) are welcome to purchase student-level insurance, which will cost $1,859 for the 12-month 2014-15 academic year. The Academic Health Plans (AHP) organization contracts with Blue Cross Blue Shield to provide medical coverage. Please visit the AHP website to enroll.

International students without benefits-eligible academic employment are automatically enrolled in this insurance plan by the International Office. These charges appear on the tuition bill twice each year: in August for the fall semester and January for the spring/summer semesters. Summer insurance is charged to the spring tuition bill. Please visit this page to review costs and coverage periods.

Enrollment Periods:

Students must enroll during open enrollment or they will have to wait until the next open enrollment period (unless they have a qualified change of status). There will be open enrollment dates for each semester and coverage will become effective the day after enrollment:

Domestic students:

  • Fall - Costs $708. Must enroll no later than October 15th
  • Spring/Summer – Costs $1,151. Must enroll no later than March 15th
  • Summer only – Costs $382. Must enroll no later than June 15th

International students:

  • Fall - Costs $621. Must enroll no later than October 15th
  • Spring – Costs $769. Must enroll no later than March 15th
  • Spring/Summer - Costs $1,238. Must enroll no later than March 15th
  • Summer only – Costs $469. Must enroll no later than June 15th

Required ACA Changes and Modifications for the 2014-2015 Policy Year:

  • The Maximum benefit has been increased from $500,000 to “unlimited” per policy year
  • The pre-existing condition limitation has been removed from the policy
  • Pediatric dental and vision benefits have been added to the plan
  • The Individual deductible has been changed from $300 to: $500 (in network) / $1,000 (out of network)
  • A family deductible has been added for $1,500 (in network) / $3,000 (out of network)
  • An individual out of pocket maximum has been added for $6,250 (in network) / $12,500 (out of network)
  • A family out of pocket maximum has been added for $12,700 (in network) / $37,500 (out of network)
  • The office visit benefit has been changed from 80/60 to: $20 co-pay (in network) then 100% and the deductible is waived, out of network will be paid at 60% and subject to the deductible
  • The specialist visit benefit has been changed from 80/60 to: $40 co-pay (in network) then 100% and the deductible is waived, out of network will be paid at 60% and subject to the deductible
  • The ER co-pay has been changed from $75 to: $100 then payable at 80% in and out of network, (The deductible is waived if admitted to the hospital)
  • The Prescription Drug benefit has been changed from $10 / $15 co-pays to: $15 / $30 / $50 co-pays
  • The waiver requirement for International Students will be modified per the UT System new health insurance requirements for International Students
  • Texas required benchmark changes / essential benefit changes have been added to the plan including organ transplants.
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