Pre & Post Doctoral Fellows

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

Students appointed exclusively as pre-doctoral fellows* may participate in the Mandatory Health Insurance plan administered by UnitedHealthcare StudentResources. The cost of individual medical insurance for pre-doctoral fellows who meet the eligibility requirements will be paid by UF or the funding source.

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 healthcompliance@shcc.ufl.edu to confirm they are willing to pay for your coverage and provide 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.

*Note: Graduate assistants on GatorGradCare who are terminating their GA appointment and moving to a pre-doc fellowship should contact the GA Benefits Office regarding their insurance options.  Please email gabenefits@admin.ufl.edu or call (352) 392-0003 for assistance.

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: https://www.uhcsr.com/uf