Student Employee Insurance & Benefits
Special rules relating to insurance and other benefits often apply if you are working in a job profile that requires you to be a student in order to hold that title (a “student-status job”).
This page provides information about insurance for student employees. For charts outlining the eligibility requirements for other benefits, such as the tuition reduction benefit and resident (in-state) tuition entitlement, please visit the Student Employee Benefits webpage.
The University of Texas at Austin offers multiple high-quality insurance options to its student employee populations. Eligibility to participate in these some of these plans will depend on your job profile, the length of your employment period, and your scheduled weekly hours.
As a currently-registered UT student, student employees also have access to University Health Services (UHS) even if they do not have health insurance. For more information, please refer to the eligibility to use UHS webpage.
Insurance for Students with Undergraduate Jobs
Undergraduate students in student academic titles and those in non-academic titles are not eligible to participate in the employee insurance plans, unless they become eligible under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). They may, however, be eligible for the AcademicBlue Student Health Insurance Plan, or another plan offered through the Federal Marketplace.
Insurance for Students with Non-Academic Graduate Student Jobs
Graduate students in non-academic titles are not eligible to participate in the employee insurance plans, unless they become eligible under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). They may, however, be eligible for the AcademicBlue Student Health Insurance Plan, or another plan offered through the Federal Marketplace.
Insurance for Students with Academic Graduate Student Jobs (TA/AI, GRA, Graduate Tutor, etc.)
Graduate students in academic graduate student jobs who are scheduled to work for at least 20 hours per week, for 135 continuous days or more, may participate in the university’s insurance plans and receive employer contributions towards the cost of their insurance premiums. For information about insurance for Academic Graduate Student employee insurance, please visit the Academic Graduate Student Employee Insurance Options webpage.
Graduate students in academic graduate student jobs who do not meet these eligibility criteria will not be able to participate in the employee insurance plans, but may enroll in the same plans as the Non-Academic Graduate Students listed in the previous section.
Insurance for Graduate Student Fellows
Graduate Student Fellows have multiple options when it comes to healthcare coverage for themselves and their eligible dependents. For information about insurance for Graduate Student Fellows, please visit the Insurance for Graduate Student Fellows webpage.