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Required Health Information

Graduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions Insurance Information and Requirement

All Graduate students taking 4 or more credit hours are automatically enrolled in the student insurance plan at registration unless proof of comparable coverage in the State of Florida is furnished on a hard waiver basis, All Division of Medicine, Physician Assistant, and Anesthesia Students are automatically enrolled in this insurance Plan at registration unless proof of comparable coverage is furnished on a hard waiver basis. This includes all blended programs. Only programs that are classified as fully online are exempt from this requirement. Choosing to take your classes remotely in blended programs, is not the same as being an online student. All students who are required to be insured are to complete a waiver whether they are electing to remain remote rather than attend classes face to face.

Premium Rates for All Full-Time Students

Rates

  • Fall (8/1/21 - 12/31/21): $850
  • Spring ONLY (1/1/22 - 5/7/22): $711
  • Summer ONLY** (5/8/21 - 7/31/21): $474

** Students who are enrolled in the spring semester but not enrolling in the summer semester at Barry but wish to remain on the UHCSR student Insurance plan, are eligible to enroll directly at.

Students who graduate but have been previously enrolled for the semester in which they graduate are eligible to continue their insurance benefits for up to six months and may enroll in the UHCSR continuation plan at.

What is Considered Adequate Insurance?

  • Your health insurance company must be licensed to do business in the State of Florida and coverage must extend to the Miami Dade/Broward county area.
  • Coverage must remain in effect while enrolled for classes.
    • The premium must be paid in full for the semester in which you are enrolled; premium payments submitted on a monthly basis are not considered continuous coverage.
  • Access to primary and specialty care in Miami Dade/Broward County.
    • Hospital Emergency Room/Urgent Care Center only coverage is not accepted
  • Inpatient hospital coverage for Medical and Mental Health issues.
  • The insurance plan must pay for services directly to physicians and/or hospitals.
    • Reimbursable plans are not accepted.
  • Prescriptive Medication Coverage (Unlimited coverage with copayment)
  • An individual deductible not to exceed $2,500.00 per policy year
    • Plans with a Health Savings Account (HSA) and/or a Federal Savings Account (FSA), are exempt from this requirement.
  • Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse coverage.

Note:International plans are not accepted. International students may not waive this coverage unless they have private health insurance coverage with a U.S. insurance plan (i.e., Aetna, Cigna, BCBS or United Healthcare)

Waiver Process

Mandatory Health Insurance Process:

StudentsMUST complete the insurance waiver and upload a copy of their insurance card within thefirst 30 daysof the semester.The insurance cost is nonrefundable after the waiver period.

Step 1: Register for Classes - This must be done before you can complete any of the processes below.

Step 2: Check your Barry Student Email! - Barry's email is the official form of communication for the University. You will receive an email 24-48 hours after registering to notify you of the billing and instructions for waiving or activating the student insurance plan. Be sure to read all of the information in the email that is sent to you. You will not be able to complete the waiver or activation process until you receive the email notice.

Step 3: Go to the Link Provided in the Email - () and choose eitherWaive Coverage to request to have your private insurance considered and the student insurance charge removed from your account or, enrollto accept enrollment in the student insurance plan and activate the coverage. You will need to provide your student ID number to access the link and if you choose to waive the plan you will need your health insurance card. After you submit the waiver, you will receive an automatic response of acceptance or decline. You may contact Student Health Services for any questions regarding declined waivers.

Important: Waiver Submission Deadlines!

Waiver Opens: The online waiver process will be available from the first day of registration for the semester in which the student is registering (fall or spring), throughthe first 30 days of the registering semester. Students beginning classes in the fall semester must complete the insurance waiver each subsequent fall semester. New students beginning classes in the spring semester will be required to complete a waiver in spring and again in the fall of the same year and each subsequent fall semester.

PLEASE NOTE: Students will not have access to the waiver process until they have been registered. Students will receive an email notification with the link to the waiver site when they are able to complete the waiver process. You must check your Barry Student Email!

Health Fees and Billing Student Health Access Plan

All Full-time undergraduate students attending class on the 51ֿ main campus (Miami Shores) will be billed for a mandatory $95 Health Fee. This provides primary care services at the Student Health Center through the Student Health Access Plan and coverage for up to $5000 for accident coverage through the Student Accident Plan. This billing is done on a per semester basis, once in the fall and once in the spring. All other students may purchase the plan if they wish to utilize the primary care services at Student Health Services. Coverage highlights for both plans are listed below. Graduate students who opt to utilize Student Health Service for primary care will be billed a charge of $70.00 for the Student Health Access Plan on their first visit per semester.

This Plan Provides the Following Coverage:

  • Unlimited visits for evaluation by a Registered Nurse during SHS hours of operation.
  • Unlimited primary care visits with a Nurse Practitioner for the semester during SHS hours of operation.
  • Select over the counter medications in limited quantities.
  • Select prescriptive medications (high-cost medications may have a nominal co-payment).
  • Immunizations are not covered for students with primary insurance other than the Barry Sponsored UHCSR plan. The cost for immunizations at SHS is discounted below community standard pricing and is billed to the student account.

Please Note:

The Student Health Access Plan covers services provided ONLY through Student Health Services (SHS). This plan IS NOT an insurance plan and WILL NOT cover the cost of medical treatment or medications at off-campus providers. It is strongly advised that all students maintain a private comprehensive health insurance plan. Please see the University health insurance requirement atwww.barry.edu/healthservices.

This plan covers most services provided at SHS except, immunization, high-cost prescriptions and Laboratory tests. If the student has the UHCSR student plan, these costs will be billed directly to UHCSR without additional cost to the student.

  • Laboratory tests must be sent to an off-site lab and will be billed through the patient’s private insurance. Any unpaid balance owed to the laboratory is the patient’s responsibility.

The Student Health Access Plan and Accident Plan are mandatory and cannot be waived for any reason. The Student Health Access Plan will continue to renew for each subsequent semester for Graduate students that remain in University housing. It is the responsibility of the Graduate student to notify SHS if they make the decision not to live in campus housing.

Required Immunizations

All International students attending Barry on an F-1 or J-1 Visa or all domestic Graduate students residing in campus housing are required to provide medical documentation of

MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)

MMR / MEASLES, MUMPS, RUBELLA VACCINE - Required for EVERYONE born after December 31, 1956. This combination vaccine is given because it protects from Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. One dose must have been received at 12 months of age or later the second dose must have been received at least 30 days after the first dose. OR: Provide lab evidence of immunity by doing a blood test to check for antibodies for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. If you do a blood test, you need to provide the results on a lab form that should be uploaded into the student health portal along with your immunization records. ***NOTE: All titers must include a lab report. ***

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis Bis a serious viral liver infection, prevalent worldwide, that can lead to chronic liver disease and liver cancer. Anyone who comes in contact with the blood or other body fluids (semen, vaginal fluids and saliva) of an infected person is at risk for this disease. The virus can also be spread from mother to baby during pregnancy and delivery. You are encouraged to receive this 3 dose vaccine series. Thehepatitis Bvaccines are extremely safe and effective and can provide immunity against hepatitis B infection for adults at risk. Students in many academic health programs are required to have this vaccine. Students wishing to decline this vaccine must indicate their intent to waive on the Mandatory Immunization Health History Form. Signing the waiver indicates you understand the possible risk in not receiving this vaccine. If you are under the age of 18 and wish to decline this vaccine, a parent must sign for you.

TDAP (Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis) and/or TD (Tetanus/Diptheria)

One dose ofTDAPvaccine is required (beginning in 2008 or after) and must be documented.Td-Booster(required every 10 years).

MCV4 (Menactra/Menveo)-(Taken at Age 16 or After) If living in Campus Housing

Meningococcal Meningitis VACCINE– Meningococcal Meningitis is a severe form of bacterial meningitis that causes an infection of the brain and spinal cord. This bacterial infection, though rare, may cause severe neurological impairment, partial extremity amputations, or even death (10-15 % mortality rate).51ֿ requires that all students residing in any/all University housing receive the MCV4 vaccine at age 16 or after. All commuting students may decline this vaccine by signing the waiver that indicates you understand the possible risk of not receiving this vaccine. If you are under the age of 18 and wish to decline this vaccine, a parent must sign for you.

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