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Health Institution Students (Hard Waiver)
All Health Institutions and medical students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan at registration unless proof of comparable coverage is furnished.

International Students (Mandatory)
All international students holding non-immigrant visas are required to purchase this Student Health Insurance Plan in order to complete registration, except for those students who provide proof of comparable coverage in writing.


All Other Students (Voluntary)

Voluntary Undergraduate Students
All fee paying undergraduate students at UT System taking at least seven (7) credit hours each semester, are eligible to enroll in SHIP.

Voluntary Graduate Students

All fee paying graduate students enrolled in at least four (4) credit hours each semester, are eligible to enroll in SHIP.

Voluntary Graduate Student Employee and SUPER Scholars are eligible to enroll in SHIP.

Other Voluntary Students
Students working on research, dissertation, or thesis, post doctorate, scholars, fellows, visiting scholars, ESL program students, Fast Track Degree Program students, students who are deemed full-time by the campus Disability Services department, or other groups with reduced coursework that meet the criteria for exemption as defined and approved by UT System are eligible to enroll in SHIP.

Summer Undergraduate Students taking four (4) credit hours are eligible to enroll in SHIP.

Summer Graduate Students taking two (2) credit hours are eligible to enroll in SHIP.

Online Enrollment Periods

Summer - 04/01/2021 – 06/15/2021 (please go to the 20/21 Plan Year tab to enroll in Summer coverage for 20/21)

Fall - 06/01/2021 - 09/16/2021

Spring - 11/01/2021 – 02/09/2022

Summer - 04/01/2022 – 06/15/2022

Online Enrollment

International Students

Students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan at registration and the premium is added to the student’s tuition fees.  Students can add Dependents or Dental to your Student health insurance plan below.

Dependent Coverage – have dependents and want dental added to SHIP.

Click the button below to Enroll Your Dependent(s) in Medical Coverage with optional Dental Coverage. Premium paid directly to AHP.

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 Important Information About Dependent Enrollment Verification

Dental Coverage – have no dependents and want Dental added to SHIP.

Click the button below to Add Dental for Yourself only (No dependents). Premium paid directly to AHP.

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Voluntary Students

Select your group from the list below to enroll yourself in Medical coverage. You have the option to add your dependents and dental coverage. You must meet the eligibility requirements to enroll in the student health insurance plan. Premium paid directly to AHP.

Research, Thesis, Post Doctorate, Fellows

Voluntary Graduate Students

Voluntary Undergraduate Students

International Students Not Enrolled in Summer Courses

Click the button below to Enroll in Medical and/or Dental for Yourself and/or Dependents. Premium paid directly to AHP.

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 Important Information About Dependent Enrollment Verification

Visiting Scholars

Click the button below to Enroll Yourself and your Dependent(s) in Medical Coverage with the option to purchase dental.  Premium paid directly to AHP.

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For purchase of the Academic Emergency Services plan only. (This is Repatriation and Evacuation Coverage only, not health insurance) 

Click the button below to Enroll Yourself and Your Dependent(s) in Academic Emergency Services. Premium paid directly to AHP.

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 Important Information About Dependent Enrollment Verification

Continuation Coverage

Continuation coverage is available for students who no longer meet eligibility.  Student must be enrolled previous semester to be eligible.  All students and their dependent(s) can purchase three (3) months of additional medical coverage. (Dental is not available.) Continuation must be purchased within thirty-one (31) days of the current coverage termination date. Premium paid directly to AHP.

Click the button below to Enroll in continuation of coverage.

Students with a Qualifying Life Event

Click the button below to enroll in Medical Insurance with optional dental if you meet the requirements of a Qualifying Event before 08/15/2021.  Premium paid directly to AHP.

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2020-2021 Qualifying Event Cost Sheet

Click the button below to enroll in Medical Insurance with optional dental if you meet the requirements of a Qualifying Event after 08/15/2021.  Premium paid directly to AHP.

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2021-2022 Qualifying Event Cost Sheet

UT Gap Coverage

Click the button below to Enroll in UT Gap Coverage. Eligibility to enroll here is based on a UT student transitioning health plans from UT SHIP coverage to UT SELECT coverage or vice versa. Enrollment will be verified, and proof must be provided by the student. UT GAP is an exception and UT SHIP is not available to be purchased on a regular monthly basis.

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Add-On Coverage Options - Vision

Optional Vision Coverage

This service is not administered by Academic HealthPlans.