Health Insurance

Student Health Insurance Information

Healthcare and Medical Insurance in the U.S. can be complicated, confusing to navigate and very expensive. It will most likely be very different from your home country healthcare.

We highly encourage you to watch this short video about the Overview of the US Healthcare System for International Students. It not only offers great tips about what you can do BEFORE you arrive in the U.S. to help you maintain great health but a general overview to help you navigate medical issues during your time in the U.S.

BENEFITS

For customer service questions related to United Healthcare Resources, please call 1-866-429-4868.

2021-2022 Student Health Insurance Plan Policy Brochure (GSBS/SPH)

2021-2022 Student Health Insurance Plan Policy Brochure (TCOM)

Dependent Enrollment Forms

Standalone Repatriation and Medical Evacuation (AES Online Form)

You will need to create an account in order to purchase the repatriation and medical evacuation insurance

Dental and Vision Insurance Policy (Voluntary not required)

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ENROLLMENT AND WAIVERS (ALL PROGRAMS)

All international students have a charge for insurance on the tuition bill.  International students in Clinical Programs (DO, PA, DPT, Pharmacy) are enrolled in the annual plan. International students in GSBS and SPH are only required to re-enroll each Fall semester. International students are automatically re-enrolled by the system for Spring/Summer. The current pricing guide can be found HERE.

NOTE:  Students who take no action (Waiver or Acceptance) WILL be charged a non-refundable premium and enrolled in the school-sponsored policy for the remainder of the academic year.


To expedite access to the school-sponsored insurance, you need to ACCEPT enrollment.  Once accepted, your coverage is effective as of the appropriate policy/semester start date.

NOTE: Medical coverage for Fall 2021 will open on July 6, 2021.

TO ACCEPT INSURANCE

  1. Go to website UNTHSC | Home (myahpcare.com)
  2. Click on “I want the student insurance”
  3. Then click on the hyperlink under Account Activation and then on the button “Click here to Enroll” Medical Domestic Student Only
  4. Enter your student id and your DOB in MMDDYYYY format (no slashes or dashes)
  5. Select the Green ‘Enroll – Click Here’ button under Yes, I want the insurance.”
  6. Read the Terms and Conditions.
  7. If you accept them, enter your initials in the box and select the "OK" button

*To review policy documents and set up your MyAccount

Go to https://uhcsr.com/unthsc

Click –“Create an account” in the green box to set up your online account.  This will allow access to your insurance card (available on August 10th)

TO WAIVE INSURANCE

  1. Have your insurance card and school ID available.
  2. Go to website: UNTHSC | Home (myahpcare.com)
  3. Click on ”I do NOT want the school insurance”
  4. Then click on the hyperlink” Click Here to Waive” button
  5. Enter your student id and your DOB in MMDDYYYY format (no slashes or dashes)
  6. Select the Blue WAIVE – Fall 2021-22 button under the “NO, I do not want to insurance “Section”.
  7. Complete the waiver form and attach your insurance documents.
  8. Select the “submit waiver” button.

*Approved waivers allow the insurance charge to be removed from your tuition bill.  Allow 7-10 business days for posting of accepted waivers.

AHP Waiver System Student Training: https://www2.academichealthplans.com/training/

Waivers will only be accepted through the Census Day (12th class day) –  September 8, 2021.


Waivers will only be accepted through Census Day (September 8, 2021) for GSBS and SPH students.

  • Have a government-sponsored insurance plan provided by your home government that is funding your tuition and cost of living while attending UNTHSC
  • Have health insurance coverage through a U.S. employer group policy OR be dependent on a spouse or family member’s policy through a U.S. employer group
  • An insurance policy is written in English
  • Repatriation insurance coverage of at least $10,000*
  • Evacuation insurance coverage of at least $7,500*

*Medical Evacuation provides you with transportation services in case you need to be evacuated to the nearest qualified medical facility, not necessarily to your home country. In some cases, the plan will bring you home once stabilized. Repatriation of Remains benefit is designed to cover the costs associated with returning your body to your home country if you were to pass away. ALL NON-IMMIGRANT VISA HOLDERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE THIS COVERAGE.  

If your plan does not include repatriation and evacuation but meets all other criteria, a separate standalone policy covering repatriation insurance may be purchased by clicking HERE. You will need to provide a receipt of proof of purchase for the standalone repatriation insurance to international@unthsc.edu.