Student Health Insurance
UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus (pdf 400KB) is UHCL's student health insurance recommendation for the 2018-2019 academic year. Visit uhcl.myahpcare.com or call Academic Health Plans at 855-824-9683 for enrollment and coverage periods available.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 mandates that all US citizens have a compliant health insurance policy or be enrolled in a public health plan (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare). Individuals who are not covered by an acceptable health insurance policy will be charged an annual tax penalty (the higher of $695 or 2.5% of income per adult).
Eligibility: Currently enrolled domestic students must have the following minimum credit hours:
6 credit hours in Fall and Spring
3 credit hours in Summer
3 credit hours - graduate
You are required to have health insurance regardless of the number of credit hours you are taking. The cost for health insurance is automatically included in your school fees.
International students with “F” or “J” visa status may request a waiver of coverage based on the UH System’s waiver criteria. Go to uhcl.myahpcare.com and complete the online waiver by the deadline dates each semester:
- Fall deadline: September 12, 2018
- Spring deadline: February 6, 2019
- Summer deadline: June 17, 2019
Cost and Payment Deadlines
Use the plan table to determine your cost:
|Student Plan Info||Annual||Fall||Spring & Summer||Summer Only|
Domestic Student Open Enrollment
International Student Waiver Deadline
|Domestic Student Rate||$2,340||$814||$1,526||$558|
|International Student Rate||NA||$981-new students
Insurance Coverage Highlights
If you are enrolled in student insurance, you have online access to:
- ID Cards
- Explanations of Benefits
- Network Providers
- Claim Status
Log into United Healthcare uhcl.myahpcare.com.
UHCL Health Center can be your primary care facility with the university's insurance program. We bill insurance for services rendered within the UHCL clinic.
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.