Frequently Asked Questions


The Fall 18-19 online waiver period is 5/15/18 to 7/16/18.

The Spring 18-19 online waiver period is 12/11/18 to 1/26/19.


The University of Texas System



All domestic students are automatically enrolled in and charged for the UT System Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) unless a waiver is submitted and approved. Students holding comparable coverage may be eligible to waive enrollment in the UT SHIP.

To be eligible for a waiver of enrollment in the UT SHIP, the University requires that students provide evidence of other comparable health coverage. Please be advised that the waiver request will be reviewed and verified active with the insurance carrier. Notification of acceptance or rejection of this request will be sent to your email within seven business days.

Waiver requests MUST be submitted no later than July 16, 2018 to be considered.


New Students: You will automatically be enrolled in health insurance coverage from June 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018.

If you have an alternate health insurance plan and wish to submit a waiver request for the dates above or a waiver request for both these dates and Fall, please use the following instructions to submit your waiver request:

1.    Acquire an electronic copy of the front and back of your insurance ID card.

2.    Send an email to

3.    Please include the following information:

a.    School Name

b.    Student ID

c.    Student Name

d.    Your school email address

e.    All required attachments

You will receive an email regarding the status of your waiver once your request has been processed.


New and returning students who want to waive for Fall only coverage:

If you want to waive enrollment from UT SHIP, please acquire an electronic copy of the front and back of your insurance ID card and then select the link below to submit your waiver request. Once you login, select the RED button under the “No, I do not want the insurance.” Section.

DOMESTIC STUDENTS: Click Here to Submit your Waiver Request