Understanding GatorGradCare and the University’s Health Insurance Requirement

Graduate Assistants appointed .25 FTE or greater are eligible to enroll in the GatorGradCare health insurance plan. Enrollment in GatorGradCare is not automatic. You must submit your enrollment during the designated enrollment period and must re-enroll each academic year to continue coverage. The enrollment period for annual coverage is March through September 14. The enrollment period for spring/summer coverage is October through January 30. The enrollment period for summer only coverage is March through May 16.


If you are eligible and enroll in GatorGradCare, this coverage meets the mandatory health insurance requirement. You do not need to do anything else after submitting the GatorGradCare enrollment through the enrollment site and agreeing to the mandatory health insurance requirement policy through your student account. Because of the timing, you will see the charge for the school-sponsored plan on your account until your GatorGradCare eligibility is confirmed. You should not pay this charge because it will be removed once your GatorGradCare eligibility is confirmed. 


Specific information about the GatorGradCare plan can be found here:

You may also contact the GA Benefits Office at (352) 392-0003 or by email

If you are a Pre-doctoral Fellow, please visit: