If you need health insurance, UT offers an affordable, high-quality healthcare plan for graduate students. AcademicBlue, administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, is designed and priced for students.
Coverage & Cost
With AcademicBlue, you have access to a broad national network of doctors and pharmacies. Premiums are often less than comparable plans, and most campus health services are covered 100 percent with no out-of-pocket costs. Visits to network primary care doctors are covered at 100 percent after a $20 copayment, and visits to specialists are covered at 100 percent after a $40 copayment. Please refer to the benefits summary for additional coverage information and the cost webpage for additional information about plan premiums.
Coordination with AcademicBlue & UT Select
If you are a graduate student fellow with a fellowship worth at least $10,000, you have the option to mix and match enrollment in AcademicBlue and UT Select to save costs. You may choose to enroll in the AcademicBlue medical insurance plan, and also enroll in the UT Select vision and/or dental plans. By doing so, you may be able to significantly reduce your out of pocket costs, and still have access to an exceptional level of care.
Enrolling in AcademicBlue
Graduate students currently enrolled in UT Select or AcademicBlue may enroll in AcademicBlue for the summer months. These students do not have to register for summer classes to access AcademicBlue. However, graduate students who are not currently enrolled in UT Select or AcademicBlue must register for at least two credit hours during the summer semester to enroll in AcademicBlue.
Graduate students who register in absentia during the summer may enroll in AcademicBlue if they were enrolled in UT Select or AcademicBlue during the spring semester. (Please review our FAQs for eligibility criteria for registering in absentia this summer.)
Please note that the deadline to enroll in AcademicBlue for summer semester is June 15, 2020. Please review the benefits summary and AcademicBlue enrollment webpage for more information about eligibility and enrollment.
For answers to additional questions about AcademicBlue, please refer to the AcademicBlue website, or click the Do You Need Help button on the webpage for additional assistance.
Additional updates and announcements concerning graduate education will be shared each week to keep you informed. In the meantime, I invite you to visit the Graduate School website and FAQs for current and new information.