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Student Health Insurance

What We Do

NSU’s Student Health Insurance Department within the Office of the University Bursar is responsible for managing various processes associated with the requirement for certain NSU student populations to carry student health insurance.

The department assists students with the following:

  • Student Health Insurance Fees
  • Insurance Waiver Inquiries
  • Waiver Reversals/Electing to Enroll Inquiries
  • General NSU Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna) Inquiries
  • General Voluntary Comprehensive Plan (SEBT) Inquiries

We are dedicated to guiding students in making informed health insurance decisions. Students may call, email, or visit us in the Horvitz Administration Building on the Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus. Please visit the One-Stop Shop in the Horvitz Administration Building for assistance.

Hours of Operation : Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

(954) 262-4060
studenthealth@nova.edu
Walk in: One-Stop Shop
Horvitz Administration Building

3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale/Davie, FL
    

Mandatory Health Insurance Information

Mandatory Programs

Students enrolled in certain Nova Southeastern University (NSU) programs are required to carry adequate health insurance coverage. Generally, this applies to

  • All Full-Time Students in the J.D. Law Program
  • All On-Campus Residential Students (Including Graduate Students)
  • All Traditional Undergraduate Day Students
  • Most Programs in the Health Professions Division (HPD)  

If you are a student in a mandatory program, you will automatically be enrolled in the NSU Student Health Insurance Plan, and your student account will be charged accordingly. If you are insured under another insurance plan, you must opt out of the NSU Student Health Insurance Plan each academic year by the given waiver deadline for your program. The effective dates for coverage under the NSU Student Health Insurance Plan will coincide with the academic year, not the calendar year.

Cost, Coverage, ID Cards, and Referral Requirements

Covered medical services rendered through a Tier I provider will generally be covered at 100% of the negotiated charge. Before receiving medical care with a Tier II or Tier III provider, covered students must contact the NSU Student Health Center.

Waiving Your NSU Student Health Insurance

If you are a student in a mandatory program, you will automatically be enrolled in the NSU Student Health Insurance Plan, and your student account will be charged accordingly. If you are insured under another insurance plan, you must opt out of the NSU Student Health Insurance Plan each academic year by the given waiver deadline for your program. All waivers must be completed online.

Three-Month Continuation Option for Expiring 2016-2017 Insurance

Students graduating or otherwise leaving school whose 2016-2017 student health insurance coverage is terminating may elect to purchase a continuation option that will provide an additional three months of coverage based on the 2017-2018 policy year benefits.

Students graduating or otherwise leaving school whose 2016-2017 student health insurance coverage is terminating may elect to purchase a continuation option that will provide an additional three months of coverage based on the 2017-2018 policy year benefits. Please note that if you graduated in May, your plan will continue to cover you until the end of your academic program year in July or August. If you want to extend your coverage beyond that, you will be eligible for the continuation option, which can cover you for up to an additional three months. 

Please read the following important information prior to electing to enroll:

  • If you enroll within 15 days after your current 2016-2017 NSU Student Health Insurance plan expires, coverage under the 2017-2018 plan will be in effect the day after the expiration date.
  • The maximum length of coverage under the continuation option is three consecutive months.
  • The continuation option is not renewable, nor can the policy be cancelled once an application has been received. No refunds will be issued.

Apply for the Three-Month Continuation Option

International Students

International students in any of the mandatory populations are automatically enrolled in the NSU Student Health Insurance Plan, and their student accounts are charged accordingly. Travel medical insurance, such as International Health & Travel Medical Insurance (IMG), is not sufficient. An international student's insurance must meet all six waiver requirements listed on our website in order to be eligible to opt out of the NSU Student Health Insurance. International students living on campus are also required to carry adequate health insurance and will automatically be enrolled in the NSU Student Health Insurance Plan. This is a university requirement, not a visa requirement.  Detailed information on required documentation for visiting scholars is available on the Office of International Affairs website.

 

Voluntary Enrollment Information

Voluntary Plan for Students, Dependents, International Students, and International Student Athletes

The Voluntary Comprehensive Plan is intended for students, dependents, international students, and international student athletes whose program does not require them to carry health insurance and who have no other health insurance coverage. It meets the minimum essential coverage requirements set forth under the Affordable Care Act as well as J-1 visa requirements for international students and includes a benefit to cover InterCollegiate sport injuries.

For more information on the Voluntary Comprehensive Plan, including benefits and plan documentation, visit http://NOVA.MyStudentbenefit.com or call the Student Educational Benefit Trust (SEBT) at 877-233-5159.

Please note, this plan is not underwritten by Aetna nor is it the same as the NSU Student Health Insurance Plan. 

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