Health Insurance

As a condition of enrollment, University of San Francisco (USF) requires students to have health insurance, both to protect against unexpected high medical costs and to provide access to quality care. The following students will be charged the health insurance premium on their Student Account as a separate fee.

  • All undergraduate domestic students registering for 9 credit hours or more (EXCEPT Certificate programs and Online programs students)
  • All graduate domestic students registering for 6 credit hours or more (EXCEPT Certificate programs and Online programs students)
  • All international students and scholars registering for at least 1 credit hour or more

Summer Enrollment

Students beginning class in the summer have the option to enroll in the University-endorsed student health insurance plan via the Aetna Website. The online enrollment period begins April 1st and ends on May 31st for coverage beginning on May 1, 2019 and ending on July 31, 2019. The plan is not prorated.

Please note: The plan deductible for the summer semester coverage will restart for these students on August 1st if they are continuing students the following semester.

Open Enrollment/Waiver Period for Fall and Spring Semester

  • Fall semester: June 6 through September 1
  • Spring semester: December 1 through February 1

Waiver Criteria

Students who already have health insurance coverage comparable (equal or better) to the USF-endorsed plan under a United States-domiciled health insurance company may waive this requirement during waiver/enrollment period each academic year.

If you want to waive the insurance during our open waiver period for the Fall and Spring semester, the following criteria must be met for domestic or international students:

enrolled

Register and download your ID card prior to the beginning of the semester.

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The Fall Plan is effective August 1 until December 31, and the Spring Plan is effective January 1 to July 31 so register to get the most out of the Health Plan.

Voluntary Enrollment

Students registered for at least 3 units are eligible to voluntarily purchase the USF student health plan for only Fall and/or Spring semesters during open waiver/enrollment periods.

In addition, students with an official Leave of Absence (LOA) or are in the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program are eligible to purchase the USF student health plan per semester for up to one (1) academic year.  

To determine eligibility, please submit a request to voluntarily purchase the USF student health plan

Transfer Coverage (Medi-Cal, Kaiser)

If you have waived the USF Student Health Plan with Medi-Cal or Kaiser, please ensure that you transfer your healthcare coverage near your campus location.

Medi-Cal
Please call 1-800-541-5555.
Need an example? Student taking classes in San Francisco should have coverage in San Francisco County.

Kaiser
Please call the number on your card.
Need an example? Student taking classes in San Francisco should have coverage in Northern California.