As you plan for the upcoming 2020-21 academic year, we wanted to share information on health insurance plans available to graduate students.
As a graduate student at UT Austin, you have different options for obtaining health insurance through the university, depending on whether you hold a fellowship or benefits-eligible academic employment position as a teaching assistant (TA), assistant instructor (AI) or Graduate Research Assistant (GRA).
All students at the university may enroll in Academic Blue, which provides excellent care at an affordable price. Benefits-eligible academic employees (AIs, TAs and GRAs) are automatically enrolled in UT Select, the university’s employee health plan, and receive state premium-sharing dollars to offset the cost of their enrollment.
Graduate students with fellowships valued at $10,000 or more are eligible to enroll in either plan, but Academic Blue is more cost effective for fellowship students since they do not receive premium sharing dollars to offset the cost of UT Select.
Below are updates with new policies, enrollment deadlines and links to more information and resources.