Frequently Asked Questions

Archive 2020-2021


COVID-19 Resources

Welcome to your AcademicBlue℠ Student Health Plan brought to you by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas!

Please go to the Enrollment tab for your next open enrollment period.

UT Austin – Dell Medical School (click here to enter)

Notice for students whose UT SHIP coverage is ending: When a UT student graduates and loses coverage, it is considered a Qualifying Event under federal law. Within 31 days from the event, students can enroll in a short-term or ACA-compliant plan through our student-focused online marketplace at

Mental Health Support Tool

Welcome to My AHP Care! Your one stop to find information about the insurance your school provides.

Additional Resources


AcademicBlue℠ Benefit Information

Plan Highlight Flyer

Eligibility, How to Enroll, Benefits, Premium and Dates


Comprehensive Guide to Your Benefits

BCBSTX Optional Dental Plan

A 12-month waiting period may apply.

Academic Emergency Services

Medical, Evacuation, Repatriation, Services and Benefits

Texas Pediatric Dental

Included in Your Medical Plan

Texas Pediatric Vision

Included in Your Medical Plan

Academic Blue℠ Advantages of Membership

Virtual Visits (Flyer)

Care When and Where You Need It

Virtual Visits (Video)

Care When and Where You Need It

BCBSTX Mobile App

Same Features as (BAM) but for Your Smartphone

How to Register/Login for Blue Access for Members (BAM)

Online Secure Access - Find doctors, get an ID card, view claims and more

Health Insurance Plan Information


Installment Plan Option

Want to enroll, please click here


We're becoming more environmentally friendly by going paperless this year! All enrollment will now be online, allowing you to enroll with more convenience and ease. 

Online Enrollment

Visiting Scholars

Click the button below to Enroll Yourself and/or Dependent(s) in Medical Coverage with the option to purchase dental.

Click Here to Enroll

For purchase of the Academic Emergency Services plan only. (This is not Health Insurance) 

Click the button below to Enroll Yourself and Your Dependent(s) in Academic Emergency Services. 

Click Here to Enroll

Important Information About Dependent Enrollment Verification


Continuation Coverage

INTL and HSC Continuation Coverage – THIS IS NOT THE SPRING COVID-19 Extension for Domestic Voluntary who are not eligible for Spring/Summer coverage.
(you will receive an email with link to enroll)

What is Continuation and Am I Eligible?

Click the button below to enroll in Continuation Coverage. 

Click Here to Enroll


Students with a Qualifying Life Event

Click below to enroll in Medical Insurance if you meet the requirements of a Qualifying Event after 08/15/2020.

Click Here to Enroll


UT Gap Coverage

Click the button below to Enroll in UT Gap Coverage. Eligibility to enroll here is based on a UT student transitioning health plans from UT SHIP coverage to UT SELECT coverage or vice versa. Enrollment will be verified and proof must be provided by the student. UT GAP is an exception and UT SHIP is not available to be purchased on a regular monthly basis.

Click Here to Enroll

Additional Resources

Add-On Coverage Option

Optional Vision Coverage

This service is not administered by Academic HealthPlans.

Vision Plan Coverage Options

Vision Plan Coverage - Apply Online


Information for Parents

Virtual Visits

Care When and Where You Need It

COVID-19 Resources


Continuation coverage is only available for students who are tuition billed for the insurance. International and HSC students and their dependent(s) can purchase three (3) months of additional medical coverage. (Dental is not available.) Continuation must be purchased within thirty (30) days of the current coverage termination date.