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.
Visit uhcl.myahpcare.com or call 855-824-9683 for Blue Cross Blue Shield TX (BCBSTX) premuim and benefit plan
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
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
Contact: Email email@example.com for waiver information and approval from your UHCL email only. Late requests are
Cost and Payment Deadline
Use the table below to determine your cost:
|Student Plan Info
||Spring & Summer
|Automatic enrollment in BCBSTX Academic Blue.
Waiver possible before deadline if current insurance acceptable and approved. Contact
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:
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.
UHCL Health Center is your primary care facility with the university's insurance program.
We bill insurance for services rendered within the UHCL clinic.
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.
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.