Student Health Insurance

A UT Student Health Insurance Plan (UT-SHIP) is available through Academic Health Plans and is underwritten by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. The UT System requires the following groups to maintain PPACA-compliant health insurance:

  • All enrolled F- and J-visa holders throughout the duration of their studies. 
  • Visiting international scholars, faculty and student delegations throughout the duration of their program participation. 
  • Intercollegiate athletes throughout the duration of their sports participation. (in addition the University carries catastrophic insurance on all student-athletes). 

Required coverage dates and detailed information is available on the OIP insurance and through Academic Health Plans.

More information regarding health insurance may be found on the AHP website: