MD Anderson Cancer Center - UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Please complete the following items by August 1, 2018

Please note: a hold for a health insurance certification will be placed on your applyUTH account later this summer. Please DO NOT answer any questions regarding health insurance certification until you receive instructions from the GSBS Finance Office.


In addition to the items above, please collect the following items to bring with you to Orientation.

Items to Bring to Orientation on MONDAY, August 20

All Students

Funded Students Only

Identification for I-9 processing on Monday, August 20 - See a list of acceptable forms of identification. All documents must be originals (photocopied documents cannot be used).

Domestic Students:

  • UTHealth Funded: Please review the I-9 Guide and complete Section 1 prior to Orientation. You will finalize Section 2 with a UTHealth staff member on the first day of Orientation.
  • MD Anderson Funded: You will receive an email from I9Ensure@precheck.com with instructions to complete Part 1 of the I-9 Form. Part 1 must be completed prior to Orientation. You will finalize Part 2 with an MD Anderson staff member on the first day of Orientation. 

International Students:

  • UTHealth Funded: You will complete an I-9 Form with the UTHealth Human Resources (HR) office after you check-in with the Office of International Affairs.
  • MD Anderson Funded: You will receive an email from I9Ensure@precheck.com with instructions to complete Part 1 of the I-9 Form. Part 1 must be completed prior to Orientation. You will finalize Part 2 at the MD Anderson AVA-Visa office after you check-in with the Office of International Affairs (OIA).


Your pay will not start until the I-9 Form is completed and processed.

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Payroll Purposes
Please bring a valid picture ID and original Social Security (SS) Card on Monday, 8/20/2018. If you do not have your original SS card or are unable to locate it, please apply for a replacement card at your local Social Security office as soon as possible so that you have it for Orientation.

 

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Items to Bring to Orientation on WEDNESDAY, August 22

All Students

Funded Students Only

Proof or Purchase of Health Insurance
All enrolled students must have health insurance coverage. Students who cannot provide evidence of continuing health insurance coverage during the certification process will be enrolled in a Student Health Insurance plan that is billed to and paid for by the student.

UTHealth and MD Anderson Funded students:
You will receive employee health insurance. The effective date of coverage will depend on the funding institution, and you may be required to purchase one month additional insurance ($209). Please be prepared to purchase one month of insurance on Wednesday, 8/22/2018, if applicable.

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Benefits Information that may be needed on Wednesday, 8/22/2018 
Beneficiary(ies): Name, Address, Date of Birth, SS# Dependent(s)/Spouse: Name, Address, Date of Birth, SS#, Proof of dependency (for example: marriage certificate, birth certificate(s), completed adoption paperwork or other legal documents)

 

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International Students
All International students are required to pay an evacuation/repatriation fee each semester. The fee for Fall 2018 semester is $36.

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