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Health Insurance for Students

Student Health Insurance

No one plans to get sick or hurt, but most people need medical care at some point. Health insurance covers these costs and offers many other important benefits.

AcademicBlue (pdf) is UHCL's student health insurance recommendation for the 2016-2017 academic year and replaces the previous AIG insurance recommendation.
Visit uhcl.myahpcare.com or call 855-824-9683 for Blue Cross Blue Shield TX (BCBSTX) premuim and benefit plan information.

Domestic Students

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 students must be registered for at least

  • 6 credit hours - undergraduate
  • 3 credit hours - graduate

International Students

You are required to have health insurance regardless of the number of credit hours you are taking. The cost for AcademicBlue (pdf) health insurance is automatically included in your school fees.

Waiver: A waiver is an option only if your current health insurance

  • Is compliant with the Affordable Care Act and other regulations.
  • Includes Medical Evacuation/Repatriation coverage.

A waiver must be approved by International Advising and processed before the waiver deadline.

Contact: Email intladvising@uhcl.edu for waiver information and approval from your UHCL email only. Late requests are not considered.

Cost and Payment Deadline

Use the table below to determine your cost:

Student Plan Info Annual Fall Spring & Summer Summer Only
Domestic Student
Open Enrollment
07/18/2016
through
09/22/2016
07/18/2016
through
09/22/2016
12/15/2016
through
02/17/2017
05/05/2017
through
07/05/2017
International Student
Enrollment
Automatic enrollment in BCBSTX Academic Blue.
Waiver possible before deadline if current insurance acceptable and approved. Contact intladvising@uhcl.edu.
Coverage Dates 08/22/2016
through
08/27/2017
08/22/2016
through
01/16/2017
01/17/2017
through
08/27/2017
06/05/2017
through
08/27/2017
Domestic Student
Rate
1,879.00 $752.00 $1,130.00 $427.00
International Student
Rate
1,879.00 $858.00 $1,172.00 $499.00

Insurance Coverage Highlights

Blue Access for Members (BAM)

If you are enrolled in AcademicBlue (pdf) student insurance, you have online access to:

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

Log into BAM as follows:

  • Go to www.BCBXTX.com.
  • Click the Log in tab.
  • Create an online account.

BAM includes BAM Mobile, a self-service tool, with a Message Center that securely sends email notifications to your email from BCBSTX. If you prefer paper copies, you can opt out of electronic messages by changing options in My Email Preferences.

Primary Care

UHCL Health Center is your primary care facility with the university's insurance program. We bill insurance for services rendered within the UHCL clinic.

Referral

You must receive a referral before seeing a physician outside our clinic. You will be responsible for meeting the required deductible as stated in the policy and filing your claim with the insurance company.

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.

AcademicBluesm

2016-2017 Student  Health  Insurance with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX):

  1. Affordable, quality coverage compatible with the Affordable Care Act
  2. Access to a broad PPO network and 24/7 Nurseline
  3. Coverage at school, at home and while traveling
  4. Discounts on vision, fitness and more
  5. Optional Adult Dental for an additional premium

Get started!
Call 855-824-9683 or logon uhcl.myahpcare.com.

Last updated: 06/16/2016 UTC
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