What types of health insurance benefits do students at Florida State University receive?


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Students at Florida State University can opt to obtain insurance coverage benefits from United HealthCare Student Resources, which offers access to physicians, emergency medical services, medication, counseling services and surgical care if needed. The insurance coverage often requires students to pay a copay to receive medical assistance at a hospital, clinic, physician's office, pharmacy or mental health facility.

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Students at Florida State University have the option to purchase health insurance through the university's provider, United Healthcare Student Resources, as of 2015, but it is not required. Health insurance coverage through United Healthcare is available to all students, visiting scholars and post-doctoral fellows who complete the required application materials and pay the premium costs for student plans.

All full-time students enrolled at Florida State University must show proof of health insurance prior to registration that meets the requirements of the Board of Trustees of the college, as of 2015. International students are required to maintain health insurance coverage regardless if they are enrolled full- or part-time at the university.

Florida State University students who opt to purchase the college's United Healthcare plan must complete health and medical forms in the university's wellness center and pay for the service or arrange a payment plan. United Healthcare issues electronic insurance cards to students approximately 48 hours after receiving the application materials. Students can access their United Healthcare accounts online and track all claims.

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