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.
- Go to Academic HealthPlans: Enrollment Activation and Waiver
- Select the 'Click Here to Activate Your Enrollment' link. By clicking the "Click Here to Activate Your Enrollment" link, you confirm that you have read and understand the University of Houston System Policy concerning F and J Visa International Health Insurance Requirements.
- Once you log in using your CougarNet ID and Password, select the enrollment option from the waiver dashboard by selecting the 'ENROLL' button under the "I Need Health Insurance" section. You will be prompted to confirm your selection and agree to the Terms and Conditions by entering your initials.
- 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.