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Enrollment Activation

The University of Houston will submit your eligibility for enrollment in the Student Health Insurance Plan to insurance administrator (Academic HealthPlans) each applicable term.

International students who are required to maintain health insurance must ACTIVATE their enrollment in the Student Health Insurance Plan or submit a WAIVER each coverage period.

During the ENROLLMENT ACTIVATION and WAIVER period, uploads from the university will be processed at 9:00 AM, 3:00 PM and 9:00 PM daily. After the health insurance charge has been posted to your university account, allow approximately one (1) hour after the next scheduled upload before attempting to ACTIVATE your enrollment or submit a WAIVER.

Insurance Enrollment Activation Instructions

(you wish to be enrolled in the UHS Student Health Insurance Plan):

You will need to ACTIVATE your enrollment in the Student Health Insurance Plan for each coverage period. It is recommended that you complete this ACTIVATION at least one week prior to the beginning of the new coverage period to ensure you have access to your insurance account.

Failure to ACTIVATE your enrollment in a timely manner will result in a delay in your ability to use your Student Health Insurance Plan. If you do not ACTIVATE your enrollment in the Student Health Insurance Plan by the posted deadline, your enrollment will automatically activate after the close of the Open Enrollment Period for the designated coverage period. This may delay the activation of your insurance coverage to approximately 10 days after the close of the enrollment period.
    1. Go to Academic HealthPlans: Enrollment Activation and Waiver
    2. Select the appropriate 'Click Here to Enroll or Submit Your Waiver Request' link.
      1. The definition of "new" or "returning" students for Fall coverage period is based on the student's insurance account:
        1. NEW Student: Not enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan for the Spring or Summer coverage period. If you obtained a waiver for the Spring or Summer coverage period, you are considered a NEW STUDENT for the Fall coverage period.
        2. RETURNING Student: Enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan for the Spring or Summer coverage period.
        3. All students (new or returning) Spring and/or Summer coverage period will use one link.
      2. By clicking the "Click Here to Enroll" link, you confirm that you have read and understand the University of Houston System Policy concerning F and J Visa International Health Insurance Requirements.
    3. Once on the waiver system, you will be asked to provide:
      1. Student ID: Use your full UH student ID
      2. Password: Your date of birth in MMDDYYYY format (i.e. 01011990), unless you previously changed the password.
    4. Select the enrollment option from the waiver dashboard by selecting the 'ENROLL' button under the "I Need Health Insurance" section.
    5. You will be prompted to confirm your selection and agree to the Terms and Conditions by entering your initials.
    6. Once submitted, you will receive an on-screen confirmation advising you of your enrollment. Your enrollment will be submitted for processing. Allow 2-3 business days for completion.