UTEP Employee Health Insurance Options
Many J-1 visitors are provided health insurance by UTEP as a benefit of their paid research or teaching position. Please check with your host department to determine if you are eligible for UTEP health insurance benefits. If you are benefits eligible, UTEP offers two policies, United Healthcare and UT Select, Blue Cross Blue Shield.
UT Select, Blue Cross Blue Shield
UT Select, BCBS covers all of the requirements except emergency evacuation and repatriation. Those who have UT Select, BCBS must purchase an add-on policy in order to comply with the regulations. United Healthcare offers an add-on policy for emergency evacuation and repatriation, please see below for details. You are also free to find another company that offers the same insurance. Please refer to our website page, “Other Health Insurance Plans” for additional companies.
We accept the following as proof of insurance:
• Copy of insurance policy that includes dates of coverage, amount and type of coverage
• Letter from UTEP Human Resources with dates, amounts, and types of coverage
• Health Insurance Confirmation Form (given at OIP check-in orientation)
United Healthcare meets all of the U.S. Department of State requirements and there are four different options available.
1). Students can enroll in a college plan.
2). Researchers and professors can take out an individual plan.
3). New York Service Center for Chinese Study Fellows. This insurance plan is only available for students and scholars from these countries and regions: China, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Burma, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Brunei, North Korea, Mongolia, and regions of Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan.
4). Emergency evacuation and repatriation are available as an add-on policy.
For all four options, please go to https://www.uhcsr.com/ or by calling their toll free number, 1800-767-0700. On the website, there is a search menu and you can enter the keyword “UTEP” or “New York Service Center for Chinese Study Fellows”.
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