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Jesus Figueroa Alcantar is leader in native community

By K.C. Gonzalez
Public Affairs Specialist

(July 9, 2014) -- Meet Jesus Figueroa Alcantar. He is the first student from Texas to participate in the Leadership Program for Indigenous Youth at Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP).  Read more.


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UT Student Health Insurance Plan

The UT System Student Health Insurance Plan is provided by Academic HealthPlans through BlueCross/Blue Shield of Texas. 

Policy Details
You can view the insurance benefit details on the Academic HealthPlans website.

Insurance Cost
The cost of the student health insurance for the fall 2014 semester is $776 (August supplement $155 + Fall $621 ) for coverage from August 1 – December 31, 2014.  Students are billed for health insurance twice each year.  One charge will be applied to the fall tuition/fee bill.  The second charge will be applied to the spring tuition/fee bill for insurance benefits during the spring and summer semesters.  Summer insurance is mandatory even if you do not take any summer classes.

Academic Year 2014 – 2015
AHP/BCBS Insurance Premiums and Dates of Coverage


One-Month Supplemental




Spring & Summer


Start date


September 1, 2014

September 1, 2014

January 1, 2015

January 1, 2015

June 1, 2015

End date


August 31, 2015

December 31, 2015

May 31, 2015

August 31, 2015

August 31, 2015






















All costs and coverage dates are subject to change.

Note: The Department of State requires that the accompanying spouse and children of J-1 visa holders maintain appropriate medical coverage for the duration of their presence in the United States. Willful failure to comply with this requirement will result in the termination of the J-1 program.

Dependent Insurance
Dependents are not automatically added to the UT Health Insurance Plan.  If you wish to have medical coverage for your dependents you must add them to your plan each semester.  Enrollment form for international student dependents.

Continuation of Coverage option
The Continuation of Coverage Option is available to insured students who have graduated or are no longer eligible for coverage under the UT System plan at UTSA. Covered students must have been insured for at least six (6) continuous months. Your premium must be received by Academic Health Plans within 30 days after your UTSA Student Health Insurance Plan terminates.