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As a condition of enrollment, the University of San Francisco requires
certain groups of students to have health insurance, both to protect
against unexpected high medical costs and provide access to quality
care. The following groups of students are required to have health
- All domestic undergraduate students registered for 9 credit hours or
more (excluding visiting students, certificate programs, and online programs)
- All domestic graduate students registered for 6 credit hours or more (excluding visiting students, certificate programs, and online programs)
- All international students and scholars registered for at least 1
credit hour (this includes undergraduate, graduate, law, and non-degree
- All students who reside in University-operated housing (including undergraduate, graduate, law, and non-degree students)
Note: Students must actively attend classes for at least the first 31 days after the date for which coverage is purchased. Students who withdraw from their courses or who drop below the necessary credits listed above before census date will not be automatically charged and enrolled in the student health insurance plan.
Domestic undergraduate students registered for fewer than 9 credit hours and graduate students registered for fewer than 6 credit hour are eligible to purchase the student Health Insurance plan. These students must be registered for at least 1 credit hour
and can voluntarily purchase the plan online by visiting the Aetna Student Health Website
All students on a medical or academic leave of absence and Optical Practical Training (OPT) students can enroll and remain on the student health insurance plan for up to 1 year while away from the university. These students will need to contact Health Promotion Services at 415-422-5797 in order to enroll.
Students required to have health insurance
will be automatically enrolled and billed for the USF-sponsored student health insurance plan. Students who have health insurance coverage comparable (equal or better) to the USF-sponsored plan under a
United States-domiciled health insurance company may waive this requirement
each academic year. Domestic students may waive this requirement online. Health Insurance Waiver
International students must complete a health insurance waiver form and submit a Summary of Benefits and Coverage in person at the Health Promotion Services office (UC 5th Floor) to ensure that their health insurance policy meets the minimum insurance requirements
established by the University of San Francisco and United States federal government
regulations. If the waiver is approved, the student’s account will be credited
Students are expected to maintain
comparable health insurance coverage at all times during their waiver period.
However, if a student’s health coverage is dropped, it is the student’s
responsibility to contact Health Promotion Services to discuss his/her options.
If the online waiver is denied, students can complete an Insurance Waiver Appeal form online at www.usfca.edu/hps ..
The waiver is an annual one if a student waives the health
insurance in the fall semester. However, students who waive the health insurance in the spring semester must submit another waiver in the following fall semester. Students who waive the plan in the fall semester, are eligible to complete a waiver reversal form and enroll in the USF-sponsored health insurance plan for the spring semester. These
students must contact the Health Promotion Service office and submit a waiver reversal form to enroll in the plan.
commence their enrollment in the summer session are not automatically enrolled
in and not billed for the University-sponsored health plan. These students must
purchase the coverage for the summer session or apply for a waiver in order to
comply with the USF health insurance policy.
USF health insurance requirements, plan benefits, online
waiver request form, waiver periods, and deadlines are published at
www.usfca.edu/hps. For further information, please contact Health Promotion
Services (HPS) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415.422.5797