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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 NSU students 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 Inquiries

We are dedicated to guiding students in being informed about their Student Health Insurance Plan. 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, Charges, and Coverage Periods

To protect the health and well-being of the NSU community, NSU requires all students to maintain health insurance coverage. Therefore, when you register for classes, you will automatically be enrolled in the NSU Student Health Insurance Plan, and  your student account will be charged accordingly.

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.

UnitedHealthcare Information - NSU's Partner for the 2021-22 Academic Year

Students are automatically enrolled in the UnitedHealthcare (UHC) student health insurance plan. Students who do not wish to be enrolled and have comparable health insurance coverage must complete a waiver. 

2021-22 Insurance Plan Highlights: 

  • Insurance ID cards will not be mailed. Students can be access their ID card by creating an account via the UHC mobile app (App Store | Google Play).

  • Students must obtain a REFERRAL from the NSU Health Clinics before receiving medical services from a provider located within 25 miles of the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus (3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7721). The referral requirement does not apply for medical emergencies and other exceptions.

For more details, visit the United Healthcare Student Health Insurance website at uhcsr.com 

 

Waiving NSU Student Health Insurance

If students currently have health insurance that meets the waiver criteria, they may opt out of the NSU Student Health Insurance Plan by their 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, 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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