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Office of International Programs

Health Insurance

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.

Learn more about UT health insurance requirements

The Fall 2015 submission period ends on Friday, 28 August 2015.

For questions or concerns contact:

Emily Phillips
International Insurance Advisor
Office of International Programs (OIP)
International Student, Scholar and Faculty Services (ISSFS) Center
University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Blvd., UC 2160
Tyler, TX 75799
Phone: 903-565-5960
Email: intlinsurance@uttyler.edu

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