Insurance Requirements for the Academic Year!
Students completing coursework at UTMB Galveston are required by the UT System Board of Regents to have continuous medical insurance policy compliant with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
Please note that you must complete an activity guide each semester, regardless of showing proof of coverage for the full academic year or prior semester.
The UT Student Health Insurance Plan (UT SHIP) meets the new requirements. Enrollment in UT SHIP is automatic each semester and the insurance premium is automatically charged to your tuition and fee account when you register for classes. No action is required to be enrolled in UT SHIP except to ensure that your contact email and mailing address are always current in MySTAR.
The UT System has established new criteria by which students can request a waiver to the student health insurance plan by providing alternate health insurance coverage. In order to be approved for a waiver, your alternate health coverage must meet or exceed the requirements as set in the System regulation and be PPACA compliant.
You will receive an email notification when the health insurance activity guide is available. The deadline for completion is January 15, 2021.
Click here for activity guide instructions
If you have further questions or concerns, please email Student Accounts.