Pre & Post Doctoral Fellows

Understanding Pre-Doctoral Fellows and the University’s Health Insurance Requirement

During the past year, a peer review of the employment terms and benefit plans offered to pre-doctoral fellows was completed. As a result of this review, the university transitioned pre-doctoral fellows from the GatorGradCare/GatorCare self-insurance program to the Mandatory Health Insurance plan administered by UnitedHealthcare StudentResources. The university will continue to cover the cost of individual medical insurance for pre-doctoral fellows who meet the eligibility requirements.

For more information about this transition, please visit: the Graduate School: 

If you have a charge for health insurance on your student account and feel that you are eligible to have the premium paid by the university:

  1. Do not pay the charge on your student account!
  2. Contact your department to have them email and confirm they are willing to pay for your coverage along with chartfield/billing information.
  3. Once the health compliance office receives this communication, the charge will be transferred from your account to the department within a week.


Understanding Post Doctoral Fellows and the University’s Health Insurance Requirement

Post Doctoral Fellows are eligible to purchase the UF Sponsored Health Insurance Plan, however, enrollment is not automatic.  Additional fees may apply to use medical and/or mental health services on campus.

If you would like to enroll individually, please visit: