Health Insurance for Students

Student Health Insurance Plan

The voluntary enrollment period for Summer 2021 is 05/07/2021-07/05/2021.

The enrollment period for the Fall 2021 term is 07/17/2021-09/21/2021. The voluntary enrollment period for the Spring 2022 term is 12/14/2021–02/15/2022 and for Summer 2022 is 05/07/2022-06/15/2022.

International students with an F or J Visa status will be required to activate their enrollment in the Student Health Insurance Plan or request a waiver each coverage period. Go to AcademicBlue Enrollment Activation and Waiver Information for details. The Enrollment Activation and Waiver period for the Fall 2021 term is 08/01/2021-9/11/2021, for the Spring 2022 term is 12/10/2021-02/05/2022 and for Summer 2022 is 05/14/2022-06/17/2022.


Academic HealthPlans is UHCL's student health insurance recommendation for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years.

To view all enrollment and coverage periods available, please visit uhcl.myahpcare.com or call Academic HealthPlans at 1-855-824-9683.

Domestic Students

Premiums and Coverage Periods

2020-2021 Domestic Premiums and Coverage
  Fall Spring/Summer Summer Only Monthly for QE
Coverage Period 8/27/20 through 12/31/20 1/1/21 through 8/26/21 6/1/21 through 8/26/21  
Medical Premium (Student) $979.00 $1,836.00 $671.00 $234.00
Dental Premium (Student) $87.00 $164.00 $60.00 $21.00

2021-2022 Domestic Premiums and Coverage
  Fall (New Student) Fall (Returning Student) Spring/Summer Summer Only Monthly for QE
Coverage Period 8/1/2021 through 12/31/21 8/27/2021 through 12/31/21 1/1/22 through 8/26/22 6/1/22 through 8/26/22  
Medical Premium (Student) $1,213.00 $1,006.00 $1,886.00 $689.00 $243.00
Dental Premium (Student) $105.00 $87.00 $164.00 $60.00 $21.00

Eligibility

Undergraduate students attending UH-Clear Lake who are enrolled in six (6) or more credit hours (three (3) for summer session) are eligible to enroll for coverage within the posted open enrollment time period.

Graduate students attending UH-Clear Lake who are enrolled in three (3) or more credit hours are eligible to enroll for coverage within the posted open enrollment time period.

 

International Students

Premiums and Coverage Periods

2020-2021 International Premiums and Coverage
  Annual (Returning Students) Fall (Returning Students) Fall (New Students) Spring/Summer
Coverage Period 8/27/20 through 8/26/21 8/27/20 through 12/31/20 8/1/20 through 12/31/20 1/1/21 through 8/26/21
Medical Premium (Student) $2,815.00 $979.00 $1,180.00 $1,836.00
Dental Premium (Student) $251.00 $87.00 $105.00 $164.00

2021-2022 International Premiums and Coverage
  Annual (Returning Students) Fall (Returning Students) Fall (New Students) Spring/Summer Summer (New Students) Monthly for QE
Coverage Period 8/27/21 through 8/26/22 8/27/21 through 12/31/21 8/1/21 through 12/31/21 1/1/22 through 8/26/22 6/1/22 through 8/26/22  
Medical Premium (Student) $2,892.00 $1,006.00 $1,213.00 $1,886.00 $689.00 $243.00
Dental Premium (Student) $251.00 $87.00 $105.00 $164.00 $60.00 $21.00

Activation and Waivers

International students with "F" or "J" visa status are required to be covered under the UH System (UHS) Student Health Insurance Plan or have equivalent health insurance coverage, regardless of the number of credit hours taken.

At the time of registration, the student will automatically be enrolled in the mandatory UHS-endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) and will be charged for the coverage period on their student financial account.

International students with “F” or “J” visa status may request a waiver of coverage based on the UH System’s waiver criteria. You must go online to AcademicBlue Enrollment Activation and Waiver Information page and complete the online waiver by the deadline dates each semester. The waiver deadline for Fall 2021 is September 11, 2021, the Spring 2022 deadline is February 05, 2022, and the Summer 2022 deadline is June 17, 2022.

Activate or Waive Coverage

Insurance Coverage Highlights

If you are enrolled in Academic Blue student insurance, you have online access to:

  • ID Cards
  • Explanations of Benefits
  • Network Providers
  • Claim Status

Log in at BlueCross BlueShield of Texas.

Learn more about Academic Blue Advantages of Membership (PDF).

Primary Care

UHCL Health Center can be your primary care facility with the university's insurance program.

Student Health Center Benefits: The deductible will be waived and benefits will be paid at 100% for Covered Medical Expenses incurred when treatment is rendered at the Student Health Center.

Emergency

In an emergency, you may go to the nearest Urgent Care or Hospital to seek immediate medical attention without a referral. You will be responsible for meeting the required deductible as stated in the policy.

Contact

  • Health Services

    Phone: 281-283-2626
    Fax: 281-283-2624
    Email: healthservices@uhcl.edu
    www.uhcl.edu/health

    SSCB 1.1301
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 260
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office hours:
    Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Please call ahead during holidays and semester breaks.