Mandatory Student Health Insurance Program
Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
David Kratzer, Vice President for Student Affairs
A mandatory student health insurance program for incoming University of Florida students was approved by the UF Board of Trustees to be initiated by fall 2014. Effective Summer B 2014, all newly admitted or re-admitted students who are enrolled at least half time * in a degree-seeking program and are attending any campus of the University of Florida will be required to show proof of adequate health insurance as a condition of enrollment. This requirement would also apply to existing students who complete a degree and move to a new degree-seeking program (e.g. from bachelor’s to master’s).
The program allows students and their families to retain the freedom to purchase insurance in the marketplace or through the University-sponsored plan. More information including insurance coverage guidelines, frequently asked questions, how to submit one’s insurance information and more, can be found at http://studentinsurance.shcc.ufl.edu. Please note that students who have matriculated at UF Summer A 2014 or earlier and who are currently enrolled are exempt from this requirement.
Please include this requirement on websites, admissions letters, and materials to newly admitted or re-admitted students. For questions about this requirement, please contact Dr. Mary Kay Carodine, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or Katherine Lindsey, Assistant Director, Health Administration, UF Student Health Care Center at email@example.com.
* Half time is defined as 6 eligible credit hours for undergraduate students and 5 eligible credit hours (4 credit hours during summer) for graduate students including post-candidacy doctoral students. For students beginning in Summer B term, half-time is considered 3 hours; however, one must be enrolled in 6 hours to receive financial aid. This applies to both domestic and international students.