Health Insurance Requirement
As a condition of enrollment, the University of San Francisco requires regularly enrolled students to have health insurance, both to protect against unexpected high medical costs and to provide access to quality care. The following groups of students are required to have health insurance
- All undergraduate domestic students registered for 9 credit hours or more (excluding students in Certificate programs, or Online programs)
- All graduate domestic students registered for 6 credit hours or more (excluding students in Certificate programs, or Online programs)
- All international students and scholars registered for at least 1 credit hour or more (this includes undergraduate, graduate, law, and non-degree students)
- All students who reside in University-operated housing (including undergraduate, graduate, law, and non-degree students)
Students will be automatically enrolled in and billed for the
University-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan. Students who are
able to prove that they have coverage comparable (equal or better) to
the University-sponsored plan under a United States-domiciled health
insurance company may waive this requirement each academic year.
Domestic students may waive this requirement online at (www.usfca.edu/hps).
International students must waive the University sponsored student health insurance
plan in person at the Health Promotion Services office (UC 5th Floor) to
ensure that their health insurance policy meets the minimum insurance
requirement established by University of San Francisco, and United
States federal government regulations.
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 her or his options.
If the waiver is approved, the student’s account will be credited
accordingly. If the waiver is denied, students may file an online waiver
appeal form with Health Promotion Services (www.usfca.edu/hps). Students can also call to discuss the appeal by phone at (415) 422-5797.
If a student waives in Fall, the waiver is good for Fall and Spring
semesters. However, students, who waive in the spring semester, must
waive again for the following Fall semester. Students who have waived
the plan in a given year or semester are eligible to re-enroll in the
USF-sponsored health plan for the following semester. These students
must contact Health Promotion Service office to re-enroll in the USF
sponsored health plan.
Late Waiver Policy (Fall 2014)
Students who fail to submit a health insurance waiver by the September 1st deadline may file a late waiver appeal by November 1st. Decisions will be sent by email within 5-7 business days of receiving a complete waiver appeal. If your late waiver appeal is approved a $250.00 late wavier fine will be placed on your student account and you will receive a full refund of the semester health insurance premium. If your late waiver appeal is denied you will have an opportunity to waive the USF-sponsored insurance plan the following semester.
In order to qualify for a late waiver appeal the effective date of your coverage must be prior to September 1st, and remain in effect for the remainder of the academic year. No Late Waiver Appeals will be accepted after November 1st.
Students who commence their enrollment in the summer session are not
automatically enrolled in and not billed for the University-sponsored
health insurance 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.
International students who are completing their OPT are eligible to
voluntarily purchase the student health insurance plan and remain
covered for up to 1 year. Students must contact the Health Promotion
Service office prior to enrolling in the health plan.
Covered students may also enroll their lawful spouse, the person
identified as a domestic partner in the "Declaration of Domestic
Partnership" which is completed and signed by the Covered Student, and
their children under the age of 26 years.
All students on an official medical or academic leave of absence are
eligible to voluntarily purchase the student health insurance plan and
remain covered for up to 1 year. Students must contact the Health
Promotion Services office prior to enrolling in the health plan.
For the 2013-2014 academic year, USF health insurance requirements plan
benefits, plan rates, online waiver request form, waiver periods, and
deadlines will be published at www.usfca.edu/hps. For further information, please contact Health Promotion Services (HPS) at email@example.com or (415) 422-5797.