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Understanding the Requirement

Why is UF now requiring proof of insurance? The age range of college students accounts for the largest group of uninsured and underinsured individuals in the nation. Here at the University of Florida, preserving our student’s health and wellness are paramount. There are times when students’ health or well-being, access to health services or payment for healthcare can hinder them from achieving their academic goals. This change was founded on removing as many obstacles as possible for our students to reach graduation.

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Understanding the Requirement

Why does UF require proof of health insurance?

The age range of college students accounts for the largest group of uninsured and under-insured individuals in the nation. Here at the University of Florida, preserving our student’s health and wellness are paramount. There are times when students’ health or well-being, access to health services, or payment for healthcare can hinder them from achieving their academic goals. This change was founded on removing as many obstacles as possible for our students to reach graduation.

Who is required to show proof of health insurance?

Students who have matriculated at UF Summer A 2014 or earlier and who are currently enrolled are EXEMPT from this requirement and do not need to waive. This change affects all students enrolling in a degree-seeking program for the first time on or after Summer B 2014, starting on June 30, 2014. The requirement also applies to students who complete a degree and move to a NEW degree-seeking program (for example, from a bachelor's to a master's)