The Student Health Insurance Plan

The University of Texas Board of Regents requires that all international students enrolled at UT in a visa status of F or J have health insurance (including those applying for F or J status). For this reason, enrollment in the UT Student Health Insurance Plan is automatic at the time of registration, and the cost of the policy is included in the student’s tuition and fee bill. Information Sessions regarding UT Health Insurance are offered during Fall Orientation, and further details regarding the UT Health Insurance Plan will be given in the Check-in process in myIO.

For information regarding the UT Health Insurance Plan Provider, please visit

Students may be eligible to waive the cost of the student health insurance plan if they are able to present a comparable plan in accordance with the UT Board of Regents waiver policy. For additional information, including waiver eligibility, process, and deadlines, please see Insurance Waivers.

For general insurance questions, please email

To schedule an Insurance Advisor appointment, see the appointments page.

Voluntary Enrollment

Only students in an F-1 or J-1 visa status, and those applying for a change of status to F-1 or J-1, are required by University of Texas System Board of Regents to maintain health insurance and are automatically billed for insurance. However, students in any other visa category have the option to purchase the UT Student Health Insurance Plan during their studies at UT.

Upon enrollment, the cost of the Student Health Insurance Plan will be added to your Tuition/Fee Bill for the requested semester(s).

The fall tuition bill will include the cost of insurance for the fall semester.
The spring tuition bill will include the cost of insurance for spring and summer semesters.

We highly encourage all students to have health insurance coverage. Medical care in the United States is extremely expensive, and you may also be subject to U.S. tax penalties if you do not maintain health insurance. See more information about exploring your health insurance options on the University Health Services website.

For concerns or comments email Include your name and EID in all correspondence.