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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

Waiver Deadlines and Plan Costs by Program

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

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

If you are a student in one of these mandatory populations, once you register for classes you will automatically be enrolled in the NSU Student Health Insurance Plan, and your student account will be charged each semester/term.

The NSU Student Health Insurance Department will send continuous emails to your @mynsu.nova.edu account to notify you of the charge, and provide waiver information. Also check your SharkLink account for charges.

ID Card, Benefit Summary, and Referral Requirements

Insurance ID cards will not be mailed out, but students may print their insurance ID card. Medical services rendered through a Tier I provider will be covered at 100%. Students must obtain a referral before receiving medical services with a Tier II or Tier III provider.

Waiving Your NSU Student Health Insurance

If you are a student in one of these mandatory populations, you will automatically be enrolled in the NSU Student Health Insurance Plan, and your student account will be charged each semester/term.

If you currently have health insurance that meets the waiver criteria, you may opt out of the NSU Student Health Insurance Plan by your program's waiver deadline.

A waiver is valid for one academic year, not calendar year, and is only available online.

International Students

If you are an international student one of these mandatory populations, you will automatically be enrolled in the NSU Student Health Insurance Plan, and your student account will be charged each semester/term.

If you currently have health insurance that meets the waiver criteria, you may opt out of the NSU Student Health Insurance Plan by your program's waiver deadline.Travel medical insurance, such as International Health & Travel Medical Insurance (IMG), is not sufficient.

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.

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