Mandatory Health Insurance Requirement | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Health Insurance Requirement

All students are required to maintain health insurance coverage that is fully compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Cost sharing, short term, and travel plans do NOT meet the health insurance coverage requirement. International students are required to purchase health insurance (including evacuation and repatriation) through TTUHSC, and the cost will be added to the student’s tuition and fees. In addition, international students with F2 dependents must also purchase health insurance coverage through TTUHSC for all dependents as required by the Department of Homeland Security and TTUHSC OP 77.03. More information regarding the health insurance requirement is available on the Student Life website.

  • A student health insurance plan is available through Academic Health Plans/Unicare. Information regarding cost and coverage is available Student Affairs Insurance..
  • A mandatory medical services fee is required of all master's and certificate students. This fee is available as an opt-in for those with a research assistantship. While this fee does not meet the health insurance requirement, physician visits are available at a low cost co-pay. For more information regarding services provided by this fee, please view this Student Affairs Health Brochure
  • Research Assistants are eligible for group insurance plans offered by the State of Texas for employees. See the Summary of Benefits