Required Health Information
All students residing in any/all university provided housing and all international students attending classes on an F1 or J1 visa, are required to comply with the University's Health Policy and present the following information to the Student Health Center. This policy includes:
Proof of adequate private health insurance coverage within the South Florida Dade/Broward county area
Barry University requires that all students residing in University provided housing or attending classes on an F1 or J1 visa are required to provide proof of insurance that meets the Affordable Care Act guidelines. Students who have a private insurance plan are required to complete an annual insurance waiver through MyBarry which demonstrates the adequacy of their plan and provide a copy front and back of your private insurance card t to the Student Health Center. If you meet the above criteria and opt not to enroll in the Student Insurance you may do so on MyBarry www.barry.edu/mybarry Waivers must be completed and submitted no later than August 30, 2013for students beginning their studies in the Fall and January 14, 2014 for students beginning their studies in the Spring 2014.A submission of a waiver does not guarantee that the waiver will be accepted. If the waiver fails to meet the standards of adequacy for insurance, you will be notified by email and billed for the one semester of the primary student insurance. The insurance waiver must be completed on an annual basis thereafter. If an insurance fee has been assessed to a student's account due to lack of compliance with the university policy, such fees are irrevocable and will not be credited under any circumstance.
Beginning in the fall 2013 Barry University’s policy requires that all students residing in any/all University provided housing will be automatically billed $85.00 per semester to their student account for the Student Health and Accident Plan, once in Fall and once in Spring. This plan replaces the supplemental insurance plan that was formally offered for $97 per semester. This plan is designed to provide comprehensive primary care at the SHC with little or no out of pocket expenses for all primary care services provided in the SHC. For those issue caused by an injury that requires advanced diagnostic services that the SHC cannot provide the plan will provide coverage for visits to off-campus providers at 100% to a maximum of $2,500.00 per semester (Fall & Spring)
This plan can no longer be waived.
Placement on this plan does not eliminate the requirement for students to maintain a personal primary insurance plan or to complete the annual waiver for primary insurance on MyBarry. Primary Insurance waivers must be submitted no later than August 30, 2013. Submission of a waiver does not automatically mean you will not be required to purchase the primary student insurance. If the information you enter on the waiver is found to be untrue or if your coverage does not provide the specified level of coverage by the waiver, the SHC will notify you by email and you will be billed a none refundable fee for one semester of primary insurance.
For more information on the Student Supplemental Insurance Plan contact the Student Health Center at 305-899-3750, or visit the web at www.barrystudentinsurance.com.
Insurance Waiver Process
The student insurance wavier process must be completed through MyBarry prior to the checking in to university housing and/or prior to the first day of classes. . Barry University requires that all students residing in University provided housing or attending classes on an F1 or J1 visa are required to provide proof of insurance that meets the Affordable Care Act guidelines. Students who have a private insurance plan are required to complete an insurance waiver through MyBarry, which demonstrates the adequacy of their plan. If you meet the above criteria and opt not to enroll in the Student Insurance, you may do so on MyBarry www.barry.edu/mybarry. Waivers must be completed and submitted no later than August 30, 2013 for students beginning their studies in the Fall and January 14, 2014 for students beginning their studies in the Spring. A submission of a waiver does not guarantee that the waiver will be accepted. If the waiver fails to meet the standards of adequacy for insurance, you will be notified by email and billed for the one semester of the primary student insurance
This wavier is required on an annual basis each Fall semester. Failure to comply with the university insurance/waiver requirement will result in a non-refundable charge to your student account for the current semester of the Barry Primary Insurance Plan. The Student Health Center is not an authorized provider for any insurance carriers; therefore the Student Health Center is unable to process any third party claims and fee for service may apply.
Rquired Immunizations and Forms
All students residing in any/all university provided housing and/or attending classes on an F1 or J1 visa are required to provide proof of the following:
- A signed Health Information Record.*
- Current medical documentation with proof of an adult Tetanus (Td or Tdap, preferred) vaccination within the past 10 years and two (2) measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccines (first dose at the age of 12 to 15 months or later, second dose at age 4 to 6 years or later) or laboratory proof of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, and a Meningitis vaccination booster after the age of 16 years old (required only for students residing in university provided housing).
- All students are strongly encouraged to provide a statement of good health and proof of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Varicella, annual Influenza vaccinations and PPD screenings prior to attending Barry University.
This documentation must be received prior to class registration or moving into campus housing: Acceptable records of immunizations may be obtained from the following sources and must be presented to the Student Health Center prior to checking into the residence and/or prior to the first day of classes:
- High School records
- Personal shot records (signed or stamped by a healthcare provider)
- Health Department or physician records
- Military documents or World Health Organization documents
- Previous college or university immunization records (these records do not automatically transfer, you must request a copy)
*All health information forms can be accessed through the links below. What you need: Download and install the free Acrobat Reader available from Adobe Systems Incorporated. Then select the desired form from the following list for review or printing.
Please make duplicate copies of all records and information you send to the Student Health Center for your personal files.