For information about the Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance Marketplace, please visit www.healthcare.gov.
Effective Summer B 2014, all newly admitted or re-admitted students meeting certain criteria will be required to show proof of health insurance; visit studentinsurance.shcc.ufl.edu for all details and requirements mandated by the UF Board of Trustees.
The University of Florida sponsors health insurance plans for undergraduate, unsupported graduate and international students. These plans are currently administered by UnitedHealthcare StudentResources. (NOTE: Enrollment in a university-sponsored insurance plan is optional.)
Enrolling in a University-Sponsored Insurance Plan
ENROLLMENT DEADLINE: Enrollment may be arranged within the first 30 days of a semester. The policy year begins on August 14 and terminates on the same date the next year. Other policies may be available specifically for international students.
If you have experienced a life-changing event that caused you to lose health insurance coverage, you may be able to still register. Call Scarborough Insurance at (352) 377-2002 for more information.
Two enrollment options – please choose one:
Contact United Healthcare Student Resources.
PHONE: (800) 996-4698
Call United Healthcare Student Resources directly or visit the website to view full plan details and prices, as well as to enroll online.
Contact Scarborough Insurance.
PHONE: (352) 377-2002
Contact local insurance agent Scarborough Insurance with any specific coverage questions, or if you prefer to enroll through their agency directly.
A referral from a Student Health Care Center provider may be necessary when using university-sponsored health insurance. Please consult your carrier for any benefit limitations on prescription drugs, mental health, chiropractic care, ambulatory care, dental accidents, elective abortion, anesthesiology, assistant surgeons and more. If you are subject to a pre-existing condition investigation, please contact the insurance company directly with questions.
If your employment situation is changing and you’re involuntarily losing health insurance coverage, you may be eligible to purchase UF’s student health insurance plan due to your circumstances. Your next steps might be confusing, so here are some things to consider:
- Don’t delay your decision. A break in coverage of more than 60 days may prevent coverage for pre-existing conditions.
- You must enroll in the University of Florida student health insurance plan within 31 days of losing your other coverage.
- The annual student health insurance premium may cost less than COBRA premiums; however, since coverage differs among health plans, both premium costs and benefit designs (including issues such as plan maximums, exclusions and limitations) are important factors to consider when comparing plans.