University of Florida graduate students on appointment as a Graduate Assistant, Teaching Assistant, or Research Assistant may participate in the GatorGradCare health insurance plan. The GatorGradCare plan includes two network tiers for medical providers. While it is not necessary to stay within only one network tier, participants should understand how using services in Tiers 1 and Tiers 2 affect out-of-pocket costs.


New! Text Messaging Therapy

Free for Graduate Assistants with GatorGradCare benefits

Not feeling like yourself? Graduate Assistants with GatorGradCare benefits can now connect with a therapist through Talkspace text messaging for free.

Wellness Incentive

Earn a $50 Amazon gift card by participating in a biometric screening and completing an online health assessment!

$50 Amazon gift cards will be distributed electronically by June to those that complete both the biometric screening and the online health assessment. Members must complete the biometric screening at one of the onsite events listed below or at a participating Quest Diagnostics location by March 15. Members must complete the online health assessment by March 31. This benefit is only available to the subscriber of the health plan; covered spouses and dependents are not eligible.

Step 1: Complete your free biometric screening by March 15.

We encourage you to complete your screening at one of the onsite events taking place this February:

Tuesday, February 5th

Harrell Medical Education Building, Room 128 starting at 9:00 a.m.

1104 Newell Dr.

Wednesday, February 6th

Smathers Library, Room 100 starting at 9:00 a.m.

1545 W. University Ave.

Wednesday, February 13th

Reitz Union, Room 2365 starting at 8:00 a.m.

686 Museum Rd.

Bonus! Child care will be provided at this event from 8:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In addition, a representative from Talkspace will have a table at this event to answer any questions you may have about the Talkspace benefit

Thursday, February 14th

Reitz Union, Room 2365 starting at 8:00 a.m.

686 Museum Rd.

Although walk-ins are welcome, we encourage you to secure your screening spot now:

Sign up here.

GatorGradCare members who miss the screening or live outside the Gainesville area may complete their screening at a participating Quest Diagnostics location between February 1 and March 15. More information on this option will be provided in February.

Step 2: Complete your online health assessment by March 31.

More information on this step will be released in February when your portal opens.

Use the Quick Reference toolbar to the left for more information about your benefits.

Have questions? Contact your on-site Florida Blue Service Representatives.

Helpful Documents for 2018-2019 Benefits

*The following applies to the above plan:

As a result of the Affordable Care Act, GatorCare is required to provide employees with an easy-to-understand Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) statement that describes the plan’s coverage. All insurance companies must use the same format allowing members to compare plan options. Please note that the examples on page 8 for medical and page 12 for pharmacy, do not reflect actual GatorCare co-pays and deductibles, rather they are general examples required by the federal government. To get your GatorCare medical specific cost of services, call (800) 664-5295; for Magellan Pharmacy Benefits, call (800) 651-8921.