**** HEALTH INSURANCE REGULATION****
Beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year, ALL FAMU students will be required to have health insurance. This means that all newly admitted or re-admitted domestic students who are enrolled at least half-time* in a degree-seeking program along with all international students are required to show proof of comparable coverage, or purchase the Student Health Insurance Plan if opt-out (on-line waiver) is provided by the deadline. Students must provide proof of health insurance coverage that includes access for routine and preventive care services as well as emergency care in the area where they attend classes.
Per University Regulation 2.033 students who are enrolled at least half-time (9 hours Undergraduate or 6 hours Graduate) in a degree-seeking program, are required to show proof of comparable health insurance coverage via online waiver form or purchase the University Sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan. Students who are strictly online, transient, non-degree seeking, dual enrolled High School students, certificate students and less than part time are exempt from this requirement. Click here to view FAMU Regulation 2.033
NOTE: Those students that fail to provide documentation or that do not have appropriate coverage will be enrolled in the University sponsored student health insurance plan. The University Sponsored Plan costs for 2016-2017 are listed below. No student should delay seeking treatment because of inability to pay for services.
University Sponsored Health Insurance Plan information for 2016-2017: Through Consolidated Health Plan (CHP):
* To view the policy and learn about what is covered in the Health Insurance Plan, click here for the2016-2017 policy manual.
*To search for providers that accept the University Sponsored plan, click here for the 2016-2017 Provider list
Waiver and Coverage Dates 2017-18:
FALL 2017 enrollment NOW OPEN!
|Term ||Coverage Start Date|
Coverage End Date
|SHIP Open Enrollment Starts||SHIP Enrollment Ends||Last Day to Change or Cancel Purchase (WAIVER DEADLINE)|
|Annual||August 15||August 14||July 17||September 8|| September 8, 2017|
|Fall ONLY||August 15||December 31||July 17||September 8||September 8, 2017|
|Spring/Summer*||January 1||August 14||November 17||January 10|| January 10, 2018|
***** Fall 2017-Spring 2018 PRICE LIST: *****
August 15, 2017 – August 14, 2018
August 15, 2017 – December 31, 2017
January 1, 2018 – August 14, 2018
Note: Spring and Summer premiums can not be split.
2017-2018 University Sponsored Health Insurance Plan Quick Facts:
* Provider Network: Cigna (PPO)
* Deductible: In network: $100; out of network: $200
* Co-insurance: After deductible has been met: in network: 70%; out of Network: 50%
* Covered Services: physician visits, hospital stay, prescription drugs, maternity and newborn care, mental health, well woman exams, just to name a few!
University Sponsored Health Insurance Plan information for 2017-2018: * To view the Policy/Brochure and learn about what is covered in the Health Insurance Plan, click here
* To search for providers that acept the University sponsored plan, click here
2017-2018 HEALTH INSURANCE OPTIONS:
Here are the options for ALL students (including International students, student athletes, ROTC students, Pharmacy students on rotation, employees who are enrolled in classes at least part time, and Law School students). You MUST pick one of the following by the deadline, NO EXCEPTIONS. Paper submissions will not be accepted at any time. This process is completely online.
Important Reminder: Insurance information provided on the FAMU Health History and Immunization Form, bringing a copy of your insurance card to the clinic or providing proof of insurance to Athletics or to an academic department WILL NOT satisfy this requirement. This process is completely online and managed by a third party.
If you already have health insurance coverage through a parent/guardian, spouse, employer or other means. You need to provide proof of coverage and enter this information via the online waiver portal by September 8, 2017. Please, have your current health insurance card available to help you complete the ONLINE waiver form.
Waiver Portal NOW open to complete the annual waiver.
Click here to waive yourself out of the University Sponsored Health Insurance plan.
***FAILURE TO COMPLETE the online waiver by the fall deadline (September 8, 2017 @ 11:59 pm EST) will result in enrollment in the University Sponsored Insurance Plan, without the possibility of cancellation, refund or late waiver submission.
- If you would like to enroll in the University Sponsored Plan for fall 2017. The cost of health insurance has been calculated by the Office of Financial Aid and is included in the cost of attendance at FAMU. You will be able to opt in when the portal opens on July 24, 2017. Deadline to opt in will be September 8, 2017. Students that would like to enroll into the university-sponsored plan may complete the “Opt In” agreement. The charge for health insurance will appear on your student account. If you have a graduate assistantship for 10 or more hours weekly or a University-approved fellowship, please contact Graduate Studies to check eligibility for insurance paid through your assistantship. International students, please see our website for more information.
Click here to enroll yourself into the University Sponsored Health Insurance plan. Coverage will not start until you are notified by our office.
***FAILURE TO COMPLETE the online waiver by the fall deadline (September 8, 2017 @ 11:59 pm EST) will result in enrollment in the University Sponsored Insurance Plan, without the possibility of cancellation, refund or late waiver submission. Charges will be placed on the Student account.
The options for billing are as follows (charges will appear on your student account):
- Annual - Enrollment for the entire 2017-2018 academic year (Fall and Spring). Your student account will be charged, in the Fall semester, for the full amount. Coverage will start August 15, 2017 and will END AUGUST 14, 2018.
- Spilt - Enrollment for the entire 2017-2018 academic year, but student account will be charged separately at the beginning of each semester (August 2017 for fall price and in January 2018 for Spring/Summer price) . Chossing to split payment, may result in a lapse of coverage. Coverage will END AUGUST 14, 2018.
- Fall Only - Enrollment for the Fall ONLY (for students who will graduate in December or may want to submit an online waiver for Spring semester). Coverage will END DECEMBER 31, 2017.
3. Graduate Assistantship
Domestic and international graduate students are eligible for University-sponsored health insurance by having a graduate assistantship for 10 or more hours weekly or a University-approved fellowship. As an approved graduate assistant or fellow, you are required to apply for insurance every year that you have a valid contract to cover the time period. You may elect not to receive this coverage. However, the University requires all students to provide proof of health insurance coverage. Insurance applications will not be accepted after the deadline. For more information or questions, please email email@example.com.
Note: If you are an international graduate assistant or fellow, please read number 4 for additional information.
4. International Students ONLY
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 http://flbog.edu/documents_regulations/regulations/6_009_Admission_of_International_Students.pdf
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. Contact the Director or Insurance Coordinator at 850-599-3777 for more information.
* NOTE: For more information or if oyu have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information regarding this new requirement please visit Student Health Services, or contact us via email at StudentHealthCenter@famu.edu for our Insurance Coordinator Ms. Rasheedat McKay or our Director Ms. Tanya Tatum (email@example.com).
NOTE: Student Health Services only accepts the University sponsored insurance for payment at this time. Students with insurance from other carriers, may request a completed claim form (HCFA 1500) to submit to their insurance provider for reimbursement of covered services. Students enrolled in the FAMU SHIP, will not need to complete a reimbursement form.
updated 7.21.2017 Contact Student Health Services for the more up to date information.