International Visiting Scholars
Visiting Scholars may enroll for health insurance under the USF sponsored policy or provide proof of an alternative policy to USF International Services.
Visit usf.mycare26.com to review the 2023-2024 USF Student Health Insurance policy
Scholars must have a University ID number (known as a U number) and a USF email address in order to enroll under the 23-24 USF Health Insurance policy.
Scholars who want to enroll in the USF policy may contact us and provide the following information:
- U number (U12345678)
- USF Email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- U.S. address
- U.S. phone number
Allow 24-48 business hours to receive an "activate your account" email from Academic HealthPlans. Once you received this email, you need to complete the enrollment process and directly pay Academic HealthPlans for your coverage.
- Printed proof of your policy; available 48 hours after you completed your enrollment
- Upload proof to iStart
Scholars who are sponsored by their department must have the department contact us and confirm sponsorship.
If you are eligible for health insurance as a Postdoctoral Scholar, click HERE to learn more about your health insurance options. If you need additional short-term coverage to cover you prior to the start date of the USF Post Doc plan, contact our office.
For information from USF International Services on Health Insurance, click HERE.
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