All FAMU students are required to have health insurance per University Regulation 2.033. This regulation applies to students enrolled at least half-time (9 hours for undergraduates or 6 hours for graduate students) in a degree-seeking program. Students that are strictly online, transient, non-degree-seeking, dual enrolled high school students, certificate students and less than part-time are exempt from this requirement.
Students are required to provide proof of insurance coverage via an online waiver portal or purchase the university-sponsored health insurance plan. Students that fail to provide documentation of insurance coverage through the online portal prior to the deadline (drop/add deadline) and students whose opt-out waivers are denied will be enrolled in the university-sponsored plan. Charges for the insurance will be placed on the student account and the student will be responsible for payment.
TO OPT OUT OF THE UNIVERSITY-SPONSORED HEALTH INSURANCE:
If you already have health insurance coverage through a parent/guardian, spouse, employer or other means; you need to provide proof of this coverage and enter the information through the online waiver portal. The deadline for applying for a waiver is the Friday of the first week of classes, this is also the course Add/Drop deadline. You will need to have your current health insurance card available to complete the online submission.
Once you get to the website (https://studentcenter.uhcsr.com/famu) click on the blue “Waiver Info” box. Select the “Student Center” link on the page, then click on the blue box “Waive Coverage.” Complete the information requested and upload a copy of your insurance card.
If you are a Graduate Assistant:
Domestic and International graduate students that have an assistantship for 10 or more hours weekly or have a University-approved fellowship are eligible for health insurance benefits. You will need to apply for the insurance benefit each year that you have a valid contract to cover the time period. For more information, email: email@example.com or you call 850-561-2913.
International students must present proof of insurance coverage along with the required Health History and Immunization form to the Student Health Services. Policy information must be presented in English and meet the benefit requirements established by the Florida Board of Governors
Students, who have not yet purchased an appropriate insurance coverage, may obtain information from the Office of Student Health Services on the health insurance policies from a few insurance companies that have been reviewed by the University and that meet the state requirements. Student Health Services is responsible for reviewing international students’ health insurance coverage.