Important information on UT student health insurance & benefits (including summer insurance) and medical plans
Teaching Assistants, Assistant Instructors, and Graduate Research Assistants appointed for at least 20-hours per week are eligible for health insurance coverage (see below for plan changes effective Fall 2021).
Although the first class day of the Fall semester is in the latter part of August, medical coverage does not begin until September 1.
Students receiving University health insurance benefits for the first time should attend a graduate student health insurance orientation in late August or early September. Sign up for an orientation here.
TAs and AIs who are appointed in the spring and have a continuing, benefits-eligible appointment for the fall will have continuous coverage over the summer. Coverage for spouses and children can be added to your policy. At this time the University does not extend benefits to domestic partners of graduate student academic employees. Student employees can also elect to add reasonably priced dental and vision insurance to your plan to cover themselves, their spouse, and family.
For those with insurance coverage over the summer, all dental/vision/family premiums for June, July, and August are deducted from the May paycheck.
Medical coverage rates for full-time graduate student employees (20 hours/week appointment) are here.