Student Health Insurance

Sickness is expensive in terms of time and money. The University strongly encourages all students to carry health insurance.  The student health insurance plan is endorsed by and designed especially for the University of Houston.

The University of Houston Health Center accepts only the University endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan. For services rendered at the University Health Center, you are responsible only for payment of any applicable co-pays and ineligible expenses for services rendered at the Health Center. The University Health Center will bill the insurance company for any eligible expenses.  Services obtained outside the Health Center are subject to deductibles and co-insurance requirements for eligible expenses, and all other policy provisions/limitations.

Summer Only – 2016 Open Enrollment and Waiver Period

Enrollment and Waiver information for the 2016-2017 Academic Year will be available in May 2016.

Enrollment:

Enroll through the insurance broker
May 5, 2016 – July 6, 2016

WAIVER Period (International Student Only)

Sessions 1, 2, and 3
May 26, 2016 – June 9, 2016

Sessions 4
June 30, 2016 – July 14, 2016

Domestic Students

Domestic students, who are enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours during the Fall and Spring semesters (three (3) credit hours for Summer), are eligible to purchase the University endorsed policy. More Information

International Students

Non-immigrant International students, who are carrying hours, will be automatically enrolled and charged for health insurance each semester to satisfy the University policy regarding maintaining acceptable health insurance coverage.

A waiver of the health insurance fee may be requested online with proof of acceptable alternate insurance. The insurance plan and University’s criteria are reviewed periodically and may be subject to change. More Information

Insurance Tips

Students enrolled in the UH endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan should read and understand the policy’s coverage. This information can be found in the plan’s brochure and online.

  • Carry your insurance card at all times. The information on your insurance card will be needed in the event you have a medical emergency or use an outside provider. A temporary insurance card can be found online.
  • Know your after-hour and emergency options before you need it.
  • Keep a copy of all documentation for claim submission. You will need to submit a copy of the referral (if applicable) and all documentation with your referral.
  • Contact AIG (Insurance Administrator) at 1-844-337-6873 with any questions about coverage, providers, submitting claims and ID cards. The contact information is listed on your insurance card.

Important Links

Online Student Health Insurance Information
Online Language and Cultural Center Student Health Insurance Information

Contact Information

AIG Customer Service
Claims, Insurance, ID Card and Waiver Information UH@studentinsurance.com
www.studentinsurance.com/Schools/TX/UH/
1-844-337-6873
UH Health Center Student Health Insurance Office
SHIP@uh.edu
713-743-7635

Preferred Provider Information

Private Healthcare Systems
www.phcs.com
1-888-560-7427
24 Hour Emergency Care Hotline
Services provided by American Health Holding, Inc.
is not affiliated with the UH Health Center
1-866-315-8756