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Insurance - Health Insurance

Students are required to carry health insurance.

A student health insurance program is required by all registered students through a private company selected by the UTHealth System Office. This plan is designed to supplement student health services provided in the Medical School Health Services. The plan assists with expenses not covered by the student services fee and those incurred outside the clinic such as prescriptions and hospitalization. Students have the option of enrolling their families in this plan at an additional cost. For more information, contact UTHealth Auxiliary Enterprises, (713) 500-8400.

International students are required to show proof of health insurance, including hospitalization, or proof of purchase of health insurance. The policy must include repatriation coverage and medical evacuation. The student can purchase health insurance including repatriation coverage and medical evacuation offered by the University of Texas group plan.

Students may be exempt from the student health insurance requirement if they have other health insurance coverage. For information on what constitutes appropriate coverage and how to be exempt, contact UTHealth Auxiliary Enterprises, (713) 500-8400. [Health Insurance Information]

Liability Insurance

Every student enrolled in the School of Biomedical Informatics must have professional liability insurance coverage in force throughout each semester enrolled in the minimum amount of $100,000 per claim. The professional liability insurance covers students for breach of confidentiality in dealing with the confidential information in the electronic patient record. This insurance protects the student and faculty from personal injury that might occur. The minimum amount required may be changed by advance written notice or a posting by the Office of the Dean. The premium for this insurance is due at the time of initial registration and each Fall Semester. The annual premium is prorated based on the student's date of entry. This will be posted on your fee bill for payment.