February 24, 2011
Deans, Directors, and Department Chairs
Paula Varnes Fussell
Vice President for Human Resource Services
Health Insurance - GatorGradCare and PostDocCare
Over the past several months, a university-wide committee
invited insurance companies from across the country to
participate in a competitive bid process with the goal of
ensuring that the University continues to provide a
comprehensive, reasonably priced health insurance plan for
our graduate students on appointment and our postdoctoral
associates. The review committee included representatives
from the Graduate School, the College of Medicine, Student
Government, the International Center, the Student Health Care
Center, and Human Resource Services (HRS). The review was
completed in January.
As a result of this process, I am pleased to announce that
new health insurance plans will be available July 1 for
postdoctoral associates and August 16 for graduate students
on appointment. Titled GatorGradCare and PostDocCare, the
plans will be offered through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of
Florida Inc. and will provide significant enhancements to the
existing plan, including:
1) A reduction in the cost of individual coverage from $1,570
to $1,188, with considerable price reductions for
spouses/partners, and children.
2) An unlimited prescription benefit.
3) A reduced out-of-pocket cost for GatorGradCare and
PostDocCare enrollees at in-network providers (from $12,500
4) An annual deductible of $100 instead of a per condition
deductible of $100.
5) A waived deductible at the Student Health Care Center and
Additional information regarding the health insurance plan is
available online at:
You may also contact the HRS GA, and Post Doc Associates
Benefits Office at [log in to unmask],
[log in to unmask], or (352) 392-0003.
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