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! Changes to GatorGradCare effective 8/16/17

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 at the beginning of May 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 24. 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 24.

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

Monday, February 12th 

Corry Village Common Room starting at 8:00 a.m.

620 Village Dr.

Tuesday, February 13th 

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

686 Museum Rd.

Wednesday, February 21st 

Harrell Medical Education Building, Room 460 (4th floor) starting at 8:00 a.m.

1104 Newell Dr.

Thursday, February 22nd 

Smathers Library, Room 100 starting at 8:00 a.m.

1545 W University Ave

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 March 1 and March 24. Learn more about this option here. Please note, this option does not open until March 1. Please do not attempt to schedule an appointment prior to March 1.

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

You will complete the online health assessment in your Better You Strides portal. Create your Better You Strides account by following the directions here. Once you create your account, click “Add programs” to find and join the health assessment. Once you join the health assessment, it will appear on your home page, also known as your personal health itinerary. You must answer all of the questions on the health assessment in order to receive credit, except for the questions related to your biometric numbers (cholesterol, blood glucose, etc.). You may leave these questions blank if you do not have your results from your biometric screening or you did not receive one of the tests at your biometric screening (example: not everyone received an A1C). If you leave a question blank that is required, the health assessment will not let you submit and will return you to the incomplete question.

By completing both your biometric screening and your online health assessment, you will receive a $50 Amazon gift card sent to the email address you used to set up your Better You Strides account. Cards will be sent to eligible members during the month of May.


  • $100 Rx benefit year deductible
  • Mandatory 90-day supply at retail or mail delivery for maintenance medications


  • Addition of Tier 1 individual and family benefit year deductible
  • Virtual (video) visits at Student Health Care Center and participating UF Health physician practices
  • $250 Emergency Room per-visit deductible
  • Addition of Tier 2 $1000 inpatient per-visit deductible and increase in Tier 2 coinsurance
  • Elimination of Tier 3 benefits except for emergency services and inpatient admissions related to emergency services

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

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

Helpful Documents for 2017-2018 Benefits

Looking for information on last year’s benefits? Visit the 2016-2017 Benefits page.

*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.