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International Student Medical Insurance

University of Texas at Austin International Student Insurance

General Information

The University of Texas at Austin, located in Austin, Texas, was established in 1881 by an act of the state legislature. It opened its doors to students in 1883, and the first semester’s worth of classes were held in the temporary Texas Capitol building. The university found an unexpected source of funding in 1923 when an oil rig built on land set aside for education funding struck pay dirt. The proceeds from the well went into the university, and in the 1920s and 1930s, the campus saw construction of 23 new buildings, including its most famous landmark—the Tower. In 1967, the school’s name changed from the University of Texas to the University of Texas at Austin to convey the growth of the UT System.

Today, UT-Austin enrolls more than 50,000 students and counting each year, consistently ranking among the top ten universities in the U.S. by enrollment. The school colors are burnt orange and white, and its athletic nickname is the Longhorns.

UT-Austin Academic and Campus Offerings

UT-Austin offers more than 100 undergraduate and more than 170 graduate degrees across its 18 academic divisions. Notable colleges and schools include the Cockrell School of Engineering, the College of Liberal Arts, the Moody College of Communication, the School of Law, the Dell Medical School, and the School of Architecture. Other academic units on campus include the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences and the James A. Michener Center for Writers.

Informally known as the Forty Acres, the main campus boasts multiple points of interest. The University of Texas Tower stands at 307 feet and is lit bright orange following athletic victories. The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum opened in 1971 and was the first presidential library on a college campus. A turtle pond near the main building serves as a memorial to those killed and wounded in Charles Whitman’s 1966 shooting spree. The Blanton Museum of Art opened in 2006 and houses more than 18,000 works of art. The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center holds among its archives one of about 20 remaining complete copies of the Gutenberg Bible and the first permanent photograph ever taken, “View from the Window at Le Gras,” which dates back to the late 1820s.

Notable Alumni

Notable University of Texas at Austin alumni and attendees include Former U.S. First Lady Laura Bush, actresses Renee Zellweger and Marcia Gay Harden; actor Matthew McConaughey; MLB pitcher Roger Clemens; famed journalist Walter Cronkite; actress Farah Fawcett; popular astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson; founder of Dell Computers Michael Dell; and film director Wes Anderson.

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University of Texas at Austin International Student Insurance

U.S. Department of State regulations require all J-1 Exchange Visitors to have medical insurance for themselves and any accompanying J-2 family members for the duration of the program. They are required to provide evidence that their insurance, and that of their J-2 dependents, meets the U.S. Department of State minimum requirements. These requirements include coverage of $100,000 per incident; a maximum deductible not to exceed $500; medical evacuation coverage of $50,000; and repatriation coverage of $25,000. Exchange visitors are required to purchase insurance for the entire program duration.

The UT Board of Regents requires all international students in a F-1, F-2, J-1, or J-2 visa status to have health insurance that is ACA-compliant. J-1 and F-1 students are automatically enrolled in the school’s insurance plan. In order to waive, they must have a comparable, ACA-complaint plan.

Please contact our office if you would like more information. This information may be subject to change based on a health insurance waiver or compliance form.

J Visa Insurance Plans

Patriot Exchange Program

Student Health Advantage Standard

Student Health Advantage Platinum

Study USA - Healthcare Standard

Study USA - Healthcare Preferred

Study USA - Healthcare Platinum

Patriot America Platinum

F Visa Insurance Plans

This school does not allow to purchase outside insurance or no insurance plans available that meet the school requirements.

DISCLAIMER: The school requirements are accurate as of the time of analysis. It is possible that the school requirements have changed since they were reviewed and matched with insurance plans meeting the requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that the latest requirements are still met by the insurance product you purchase. We are not affiliated with the schools listed here and these insurance plans are not endorsed by your school.

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