Important Insurance Information -
West Texas A&M University has a medical health insurance and evacuation/repatriation policy requirement for all international students enrolled at the university. West Texas A&M University defines International Students as any student who is not a US permanent resident or US citizen. The International Student Office is responsible for monitoring verification of international students' required health insurance.
It is the student's responsibility to comply with University, System and Federal regulations as they relate to health insurance.
F-1 students are required to have medical health insurance and evacuation/repatriation coverage each semester they are registered.
J-1 students and their dependents are required to have medical health insurance and evacuation/repatriation at all times.
All international students are automatically enrolled in the Texas A&M System Student Health Insurance Plan unless they apply for and are granted a waiver.
Automatic enrollment in the SSHIP may be waived for international students only in the following instances:
- The student is sponsored by the United States Government, a foreign government recognized by the United States of America, or certain international, government sponsored or non-governmental organizations. Waivers will be based on the government or organization guaranteeing payment of all health care expenses including medical evacuation and repatriation. Documentation of guarantee must be presented to the WTAMU International Student Office office prior to registration.
- The student is enrolled in employer-provided group health insurance coverage which includes medical evacuation and repatriation coverage. This includes Texas A&M employee coverage for graduate students and full-time employees.
To request a waiver from automatic enrollment, you must provide the International Office with details of your benefits prior to registration.