|Domestic Students||Dental Insurance|
|International Students||Insurance Cards|
|International Students/OPT/Scholars||Graduating Seniors|
|TA/GA/RA Insurance||Mental Health Benefits|
|PhD Students on the Medical Campus||Insurance Rates|
|Miller School of Medicine MD and MD/MPH||Insurance Forms / Brochure|
|Insurance Plan 2014-2015||Medical Evacuation and Repatriation|
|Travel Benefits||Heath Care Reform/ Marketplace|
|Getting the Most from Your Plan|
Optional coverage for dependents can be requested at the time the student is first able to enroll in the plan (within 14 days of the start of the semester) or within 30 days of termination of other similar coverage, or because of any of the following events; birth, legal adoption, placement for adoption, marriage, legal guardianship, or court or administrative order. Renewal of dependent coverage is the responsibility of the student / dependent and must be requested prior to the termination of the current policy in order to prevent a lapse in coverage. Late requests for renewal must be received within 14 days of the start of the semester.
Enrollments for dependents for 2014-2015 will be done via Wells Fargo Insurance Services. Before requesting insurance for a dependent the student must be financially enrolled and have paid for their own insurance, the student must include their United Healthcare subscriber number on their dependent application which can be obtained by calling (800) 436-7709. Please refer to group # 709872 when calling to obtain your subscriber number.
International students who are no longer enrolled at the University but remain in the United States to engage in post-completion F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) or post-completion J-1 Academic Training may still be insured under the Student Insurance policy if they originally purchased a plan that continues beyond the completion of their studies. To verify the termination date of your insurance plan, please call (800) 436-7709 or log on to www.myuhc.com. If your insurance is no longer in effect, you may enroll for continued insurance.
Enrollments for OPT/ Academic training students for 2014-2015 will be done via Wells Fargo Insurance Services.
MyUM. If the payroll deduction option does not appear on your MyUM screen, please contact your department to verify the status of your assignment. The payroll deduction option will not appear on your MyUM screen until your student assignment has been processed by your department and entered by the Office of Student Employment. Although insurance waiver requests must be submitted by July 25th, the deadline to select the payroll deduction via MyUM is October 1st. A health insurance credit is available for Coral Gables TA/GA/RA's, Fellows and Trainees enrolled in PhD, DMA and MFA programs. To take advantage of the credit you must choose the payroll deduction option as described above.
Although insurance coverage can continue during OPT or Academic Training, access to the Student Health Service is limited to enrolled students. Expenses incurred off-campus will be subject to deductibles, co-payments and co-insurance. Please review the United Healthcare schedule of benefits for information on benefits, exclusions and limitations of coverage or contact the Student Health Service at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
PhD students on the Medical Campus (UMSOM) who are admitted to the graduate programs listed below* AND who are in good academic standing are eligible for an 80% credit towards the annual cost of the Student Health insurance plan, as long as they have a payroll assignment. To take advantage of the credit students must follow sign up for payroll deduction and NOT waive the University Student Health insurance according to these instructions.
The payroll deduction option will not appear on your MyUM screen until your student assignment has been processed by your department and entered by the Office of Student Employment. If the payroll deduction option does not appear on your MyUM screen, please contact your department to verify the status of your assignment. Although insurance waiver requests must be submitted by July 25th, the deadline to select the payroll deduction via MyUM is October 1st. Phd students on the Medical Campus should contact Maria Zayas at (305) 243-6406 or email@example.com for further assistance.
*Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cancer Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, Human Genetics and Genomics, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, Neuroscience, and Physiology and Biophysics, the Programs in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS).
Miller School of Medicine MD and MD/MPH Domestic students enrolled in six or more credit hours per semester are required to obtain adequate health insurance. The annual premium for the health insurance plan offered through the Student Health Service is automatically added to the student’s Canelink account. Domestic students with adequate alternative coverage may request cancellation of the insurance fee via CaneLink. Students with limited out of area coverage or otherwise inadequate coverage are urged to carefully review their options before waiving the University sponsored insurance plan.
Deadlines for Medical Students to waive the insurance are: July 25th for MS2-4 and MS1 MD/MPH classes, and August 31 for MS1 MD class.
Insurance cancellation requests must be renewed each academic year via CaneLink .
Insurance rates are update each May for the upcoming academic year.
Medical students who previously waived the insurance charge can reinstate the insurance prior to the Spring semester by completing the reinstatement request form and checklist. Coverage can also be reinitiated at the start of the Fall semester by choosing not to re-waive the charge, or at other times during the academic year, if within 30 days of termination of other similar coverage, by completing the reinstatement request form and checklist. Documentation of termination may be requested.
The deadline for reinstatement of insurance is January 25th for the Spring semester. Please do not consider your reinstatement complete until reinstatement has been verified via CaneLink, the charge has been posted to your student account and all charges on your account have been paid.
Medical students turning 26 during the academic year:
Medical students turning 26 during the academic year must request reinstatement directly with Wells Fargo. The preferred method of enrollment is via phone (payment options credit card, Mastercard, VISA) by calling Wells Fargo Insurance Services at (800)853-58933. Customer care representatives are available Monday- Friday, 8am-5pm(PST).
Please review the information about the current year insurance plan, the insurance brochure, and insurance rates for more information.
The Health Insurance Plan for 2014-2015 is offered by United Healthcare. This plan is designed to be used in conjunction with the services of the Student Health Service and Counseling Center. To obtain greatest benefits, you will need to utilize the Student Health Service first, where treatment will be administered or referral issued, except in the case of medical emergency, maternity, when away from campus or when the Student Health Service is closed.
There are no co-payments for clinical and diagnostic services provided at the Student Health Service or Counseling Center. Co-payments and coinsurance may apply to services received elsewhere. Higher out of pocket costs apply when using out-of-network versus in-network providers. Coinsurance for in-patient care is lowest at University of Miami Hospital, prescription drug copays are lowest at the Student Health Service Pharmacy. The updated brochure will be available by the end of the spring semester. All students including those with limited out of state coverage, and otherwise inadequate coverage are encouraged to review their options carefully before choosing to waive the insurance charge.
The maximum benefit continues at $1,000,000 annual, $2,000,000 lifetime.
The plan highlights are as follows:
$400 Annual Deductible.
$4,000 Out of Pocket Maximum.
No annual or lifetime maximum benefit limits.
Lower co-insurance for inpatient services and outpatient surgery at University of Miami Hospital, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (10% co-insurance at these UM facilities versus 30% co-insurance at other in-network facilities).
Four tier prescription drug benefit. Lowest pharmacy co-payments are available at the Student Health Service Pharmacy.
Hormonal contraception is available according to the United Healthcare formulary, including zero co-pay options at the Student Health Service and at other participating pharmacies.
Smoking cessation medications are available at the Student Health Service Pharmacy.
Dental and vision coverage for enrollees under age 19 as required under health care reform.
For other students, routine eye exams are covered for students (one per year, subject to co-payment, eyewear is not covered). Students who are financially registered may call Dr. Lloyd Schneider, D.O. at (305) 662-9300 to schedule an appointment after the start of the semester.
No limitation of number of days/visits for Mental Health coverage.
Read the Health Insurance Brochure review the Student Health Service website.
Understand basic coverage, co-payments and deductibles, policy limits, exclusions, and pre-existing condition limits. Please understand that certain medical costs may not be covered by the policy, and that verification of insurance does not constitute a promise to pay non-covered charges. Contact the insurance company with any questions.
Visit the Health Center for primary care services.
Services provided at the Health Center will usually be more affordable than those provided elsewhere. If you are referred to a specialist, consider returning to the Health Center to have necessary lab tests and basic X-rays. These services and other follow up care are likely to be more affordable at the Health Center.
Arrange specialty care at UnitedHealthare providers.
Insurance cards are distributed early each semester, but will not be available until you have financially registered and paid your insurance charge, and all other fees. Although insurance information is transmitted frequently to United Healthcare, there may be a delay of 2-3 working days between financial registration and processing of your information in the United Healthcare system. IMPORTANT: Please update your LOCAL address on CaneLink to assure that the card is mailed to the correct address.
Temporary cards may also be available at www.myuhc.com after you have completed financial registration. You will need your United Healthcare member ID/ policy number which can be obtained at mystudenthealth.miami.edu (click on insurance icon) or by calling (800) 436-7709. Please refer to group # 709872 when calling to obtain your subscriber number. If you have not received your card by September 30th for the Fall Semester, January 30th for the Spring Semester, or June 30th for the Summer Session, please contact United Healthcare.
How to print a temporary ID card or request a permanent or replacement ID card (PDF) or get the Health4Me App [PDF Brochure]
Annual Aug 15th – Aug 14th of following year
Fall Only Aug 15th – Jan 9th (graduating seniors only, requires documentation of pending graduation)
Spring/ Summer May 10th – August 14th
Policy # Same as Member ID
Group # 709872
Member ID: UnitedHealthcare assigned number, see above.
Please direct any additional concerns or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 436-7709.
see exceptions). Annual policies terminate August 14th.
|2014-2015 Annual Rates|
|Undergraduate, Graduate and International Students||$2,306|
|MS2-4 and MS1 MD/MPH||$2,306|
|2015 Spring/Summer Rates|
|Undergraduate, Graduate and International Students||$1,345|
|Medical Student MS1, MS2-4,MD/MPH Semi-Annual Rate||$1,146|