Any enrolled student who is not a U. S. citizen or a U.S. lawful permanent resident is an international student. Such students could be non-degree or degree seeking undergraduate, graduate, or professional students at Texas A&M International University. If you already have a health insurance policy, you must demonstrate proof of insurance and submit a waiver for you and for any accompanying dependents: spouse and/or children. Individually purchased plans from vendors other than the Texas A&M System provider will not be eligible for a waiver from automatic enrollment in the SSHIP. Automatic enrollment in the SSHIP may be waived for international students in the following instances:
I. A sponsored international student whose program is being coordinated through the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) and whose sponsor requires a specific type of health insurance coverage. Documentation of this requirement must be presented to Academic Health Plans at least five business days before the first day of class each semester.
II. An international student is enrolled in employer-provided group health insurance coverage, which includes medical evacuation and repatriation coverage. The waiver may be granted for students enrolled in Texas A&M employee coverage for graduate students and full-time employees only after a Waiver has been submitted and approved.
Your current insurance policy must meet all the TAMU system requirements listed below to qualify for a waiver:
Texas A&M University System Insurance Requirements
|Max Benefit||$500,000/person/plan yr|
|Out-of-Pocket Max||$5,000 person/plan/yr|
|Hospital||After deductible then 80%/%20 network, 60%/40% non-network|
|Emergency Room||After deductible, 80% in and out of network emergency (60% out of network for non-emergency care)|
|Physician Visit||$35 copayment, 80%/60%|
|Day Surgery||After deductible, then 80%/20% network, 60%/40% non-network|
|Diagnostic X-ray or Lab||After deductible then 80%/%20 network, 60%/40% non-network|
|Preventive Services||100% in network, 60% out of network; deductible and co ins does not apply when in network|
|Rx Benefit||$15/Rx at Student Health; Using Rx (In-network): $15/generic, $25/brand, $35/non preferred brand|
|Pre-Existing Condition Limitations||No waiting period|
|Repatriation of Remains||Unlimited|
If you have a government sponsor, employer-provided or other alternative health insurance plan that meets the System requirements, you may apply for a waiver. For waiver information, follow the instructions below. Waiver requests must be submitted by August 23, 2013.
To apply for the waiver of SSHIP:
- Have your insurance card and school ID available
- Go to Academic Health Plans and select your campus
- Under the Enrollment column, click International Waive/Enroll Online
- Enter your TAMIU ID as the Student ID information
- Enter your birth date as the Password in the format MMDDYYYY (Example:01011990)
- Select the waiver form under Submit Waivers.
- Complete the waiver form and send your insurance policy information to firstname.lastname@example.org
All international students are automatically enrolled in the A&M International Student Insurance Plan unless they apply for and are granted a waiver. Please refer to following pages for more information on insurance:
For more information visit the Academic Health Plans Website
Should you have any questions, please contact us at 956.326.2282 or by e-mail at email@example.com.