Summer - 04/01/2022 – 06/15/2022
The Summer waiver deadline ended 06/22/2022. The online waiver system can no longer accept new waiver requests.
Health Care Coverage for International Students must be provided through a Patient Protection and the Affordable Care Act (PPACA) compliant individual or employer health plan that meets the minimum federal requirements for coverage for certain foreign exchange visitors set forth in 22 CFR 62.14 (b) and (c) and (d).
The University of Texas System sponsored University of Texas Student Insurance Plan (UT SHIP) provides coverage that meets the Health Care Coverage and Evacuation/Repatriation requirements of this policy.
Individual plans provided through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace (or “Exchange”) or a state Health Insurance Marketplace (or “Exchange”) provide coverage that meets the Health Care Coverage requirements of this policy.
A waiver shall be granted to an International Student for any semester of enrollment in which the student is:
Essential Minimum Benefits: A comprehensive package of benefits and services that must be included in a PPACA compliant health care, including:
Evacuation and Repatriation Coverage Specific additional coverage provided to pay the expenses associated with the cost of medical evacuation of an insured and the return of the remains of a deceased insured to the home country of the insured.
International Student A student who is enrolled at a UT System institution who holds a non-immigrant visa that is tracked by the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), other than a category F3 visa. A student enrolled at a UT System and who holds an F1, F2, J1, or J2 non-immigrant visa is an “International Student”.
Preventative Care Medical care that must be offered to participants in health coverage with no out of pocket costs to the plan enrollee.
Short Term Limited Duration Plans Health insurance coverage provided pursuant to a contract with an issuer that has an expiration date specified in the contract (taking into account any extensions that may be elected by the policyholder without the issuer’s consent) that is less than 12 months after the original effective date of the contract. Such plans include policies for foreign students studying for only one or two semesters in the U.S.