Quick Reference

For information regarding enrollment and eligibility, view the HR GatorGradCare website or call (352) 392-0003. Not sure whether to contact HR or Florida Blue? Click here.

The information below pertains to the 2021 – 2023 contract period.

Helpful Documents for 2022 Benefits

Helpful Documents for 2021 Benefits

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.


Free Online Therapy from Talkspace

Free for Graduate Assistants with GatorGradCare benefits

Not feeling like yourself? You can use a service called Talkspace to send text, video and audio messages or schedule live video sessions with a dedicated therapist via phone, tablet or computer. Available at no cost, Talkspace online therapy is available to graduate assistants, their spouses and dependents 18 years or older enrolled in GatorGradCare. As of April 9, 2020 this benefit is also available to any covered GatorCare member.

Wellness Incentive

Your program was open from February 1, 2021 through March 31, 2021. Eligible participants who completed a biometric screening and the online health assessment by March 31 received a $50 Amazon gift card via email in June 2021.

GatorCare has reopened the 2021 GatorGradCare Wellness Incentive Program. Eligible participants who did not receive the gift card in the spring of 2021 can complete a screening at an onsite event in October and the online health assessment by November 30, 2021 to receive a $50 Amazon gift card via email by December 2021.

STEP 1: Complete a screening at an onsite event in October

Complete a screening at a time and location that works best for you. Schedule your screening here. Masks are required.

  • Wednesday, October 6th, Harrell Medical Education Building, Room 128
  • Tuesday, October 12th, Reitz Union, Room 2355
  • Wednesday, October 13th, Reitz Union, Room 2355
  • Tuesday, October 19th, Smathers Library, Room 100

STEP 2: Log in to your Better You Strides portal and complete the online health assessment by November 30, 2021

Follow the instructions found on this flyer, and also listed below.

Using a computer:

Log in to your account. Find “Get Rewarded with Better You Strides” on your home page and click “Let’s Go!” to create your account. You can also access the portal by going to the “Health & Wellness” tab at the top of your home screen, then clicking Better You Strides. Read and accept the terms of service, then choose your communication preferences.

Using a mobile device:

Download the AlwaysOn Wellness app from the Apple App store or Google Play store. Click “New User?” at the bottom of the screen. Enter your name, date of birth, and zip code. Click “Verify.” Complete authentication steps. You will be asked to enter your group number, which you’ll find on your GatorCare member ID card. If you don’t have your GatorCare member ID card, just log into your Florida Blue account to download a copy of your card or access it from the Florida Blue app. Enter a user name, password, mobile phone number, and email address. Read and accept the terms of service, then create your PIN.

GatorGradCare subscribers are eligible for the wellness incentive program. Spouses and dependents are not eligible for the program. $50 Amazon gift cards were distributed electronically in June 2021 for those who completed both the biometric screening and the online health assessment in the spring. $50 Amazon gift cards will be distributed by December 2021 for those that complete both the biometric screening and the online health assessment in the fall. If you do not receive your Amazon gift card via email in December, please contact GatorCare by January 14, 2021.

Email Campaign 2020-2021

Stay tuned for the GatorGradCare email campaign and a chance to win $25 Amazon gift cards.

For the 2019-2020 emails from this campaign, please click here

Use the Quick Reference list at the top of this page for more information about your benefits.

**Plan documents shown are for the GatorGradCare in-area plan.  An out-of-area (OOA) plan is available for GA’s with work county locations other than Alachua or Duval.  Eligibility for the OOA plan is determined automatically based on the GA’s work county location in UF PeopleSoft job data. Out-of-area plan information is found here..

Have questions?

  1. Click here to find out whether to contact Human Resources or Florida Blue.
  2. Or contact your dedicated Florida Blue Service Representative directly.:

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*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.