Deadline Jan. 31 to enroll, waive student health insurance

January 28, 2019 | UToday
By Staff



The deadline for students to enroll or waive coverage in the Student Health Insurance Plan is Thursday, Jan. 31.

The Student Health Insurance Plan, which is now administered by Payer Fusion LLC, offers three plan options — Gold, Silver and Bronze — to students interested in purchasing personal insurance coverage. Each plan also has the option to add coverage for spouses and dependents.

Students can enroll in the UT-provided insurance plan via the online enrollment tool in the myUT portal. Students need to click on the Health Insurance — Enroll, Change or Waive link under the My Registration Steps section and select the spring 2019 semester.

Students who are required to have insurance are enrolled automatically in the Student Health Insurance Plan. While those students do not need to enroll for personal coverage, they would need to follow the enrollment steps to add coverage for family members by the Jan. 31 deadline.

Students who are mandated to have health insurance coverage include international students holding J-1 visas, student-athletes, and students enrolled in health-care academic programs. For those mandated students who already have comparable health insurance coverage, they have the option to waive the UT-provided plan by following the steps in the same Health Insurance — Enroll, Change or Waive link in the myUT portal. The waiver deadline also is Jan. 31.

A new website also has been created to provide additional information about the Student Health Insurance Plan; it is available here.