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UF Board of Trustees to vote on student health insurance proposal

By on March 21st, 2013

A new health insurance plan for University of Florida students was discussed Thursday by the Board of Trustees Educational Policy and Strategy Committee.

The proposed plan, which will be voted on Friday morning, would take better care of the students who arrive at UF without health insurance, said Dave Kratzer, vice president for Student Affairs.

He said 17 percent of the student population is without health insurance. The plan would not affect current students, but would begin with those entering in Fall 2014.

Florida State University implemented a similar plan in 2007.

The plan would require incoming students to provide proof of insurance. Those who can’t afford health insurance would choose a health plan, and it would become part of their financial aid package. The plan would save students money for a full range of care, and everything that is currently offered would still be provided, Kratzer said.

“It covers students who probably have the most financial need,” he said. “It really is kind of a win-win for everybody.”

Rachel Jones wrote this story online.


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