International Student Health Insurance

The health insurance waiver period for fall 2018 semester will be open from Aug. 1, 2018 through Sept. 12, 2018 at 5 p.m.

International Student Insurance Resources

  Refunds
 

Refunds first will be applied toward any outstanding university financial obligations. Any remaining refund will be processed through Higher One or by credit card. UH-Clear Lake has partnered with Higher One to provide disbursement services for tuition and fee refunds. All refunds will be processed and reimbursement will be done through the UHCL OneCard unless method of payment was by credit card. If payment was by credit card, then reimbursement will be refunded back to the credit card.

If you have any further questions regarding health insurance refund processes, please contact Student Business Services:

Student Business Services

Phone: 281-283-2170
Fax: 281-283-2174
Email: sbs@uhcl.edu

Student Services Classroom Building, 1.103
2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 106
Houston, TX 77058-1002

Office hours:
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Pearland Location:

Phone: 281-212-1675
Fax: 281-212-1677
Email: sbs@uhcl.edu

Pearland Campus, Room 150
1200 Pearland Parkway, Pearland, Texas 77581

Pearland Office hours:
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Office of International Admissions & Programs is not involved with refunds.

  Requirements and Deadlines
 

An international student may request a waiver of this mandatory health insurance fee for the university health insurance in the following instances with proof of acceptable alternate insurance.

  • The student is sponsored by the U.S. government, the government of the student’s home country is recognized by the U.S. or by certain international, government-sponsored or non-governmental organizations, if the sponsor has provided a plan equivalent to the university’s health insurance or a letter guaranteeing payment of all health care expenses.
  • The student is enrolled in an employer-provided group health plan which is equivalent to the university’s health insurance. 

Requirements to be approved for a waiver of enrollment in the mandatory university insurance:

1. An alternate health coverage must meet or exceed these requirements:

  • Medical/preventative care benefits equivalent to the UHS-endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan with no annual limits.
  • Contains no exclusions for pre-existing conditions.
  • Imposes no provisions for co-insurance that exceed 25% of the covered benefits.
  • Medical evacuation coverage amount is no less than $50,000.
  • Repatriation coverage amount is no less than $25,000.

NOTE:  If medical evacuation and repatriation that equals the amounts as compared to the UHS-endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan are not included in an otherwise acceptable policy, a rider for this coverage can be bought from AHP.

2. Student must submit waiver request each coverage period/semester by the Census Date (on the Academic Calendar).

3. Student must have health and medical evacuation/repatriation coverage that meets or exceeds the following periods:

  • Fall: August 1st – December 31st
  • Spring/Summer: January 1st – August 31st
  • Summer Only: June 1st – August 31st

4. International "J" Student Visa Holders must have a policy whose deductible does not exceed $500 annually.

5. International "F" Student Visa Holders must have a policy whose deductible does not exceed $1,500 (individual)/$3,000 (family) annually.

6. Individual plans, travel plans, or plans that require individuals to pay for treatment before being reimbursed will NOT be accepted for waiver approval.

   Waiver Process
 

1. Students submits waiver request prior to waiver deadline.

2. Student selects the ‘Click Here to Submit Your Waiver Request’ link.

3. Once on the waiver system student will be asked to provide:

  1. Student ID: Full {x}-digit U of H-Clear Lake student ID
  2. Password: Student’s date of birth in MMDDYYYY format (i.e. 01011990)

4. Student selects the red waiver button from the “NO, I do not want the insurance” section.

5. Student completes the waiver form and attaches an electronic copy of the front and back of medical insurance card.

6. Students selects the ‘Submit Waiver’ button at the bottom of the waiver form.

Once student has successfully submitted a waiver request student will receive an onscreen confirmation and an automated email confirming receipt of this request. Student should confirm that he/she receives this submission confirmation email, and prints it for his/her records. Should there be any problems with a waiver, student will need this confirmation email which contains his/her waiver request ID number. This automated email does not constitute granting of a waiver; a separate email as to whether the student’s waiver request has been approved or denied will be sent from Academic Health
Plans (AHP) within seven business days.

7. AHP processes waiver

AHP Process Waivers

  Obtain ID Card
 

Directions to print out your insurance card:

  1. Find your Group ID and member number by entering your student ID and Date of Birth.
  2. Follow the instructions.
  Insurance Costs
 
Semester Returning Students New Students
  Costs Coverage Dates Costs Coverage Dates
Fall $814 Aug. 27 - Dec. 31, 2018 $981 Aug. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018
Spring/Summer $1,526 Jan. 1 - Aug. 26, 2019 $1,526 Jan. 1 - Aug. 26, 2019
Summer N/A N/A $558 June 1 - Aug. 26, 2019

The rates for Spring/Summer are the same for returning and new students because the coverage dates will be the same.

Learn More

Waiver Questions

Email intladvising@uhcl.edu 

Insurance Coverage Questions

AHP 855-824-9683 

Contact
  • International Admissions and Programs

    Phone: 281-283-2740
    Fax: 281-226-7038
    Email: intladvising@uhcl.edu
    Skype User ID: OIAP_UHCL

    Bayou Building B2123
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 225
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Fall/Spring hours:
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.