UCF may require students to have health insurance

Board of trustees requests more information


ORLANDO, Fla. – The University of Central Florida will seek more information before deciding whether to require its students to have health insurance.

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Under the proposal, new students would have to provide the school with proof of insurance before enrolling.

The board of trustees on Thursday asked for more information before it makes a decision.

According to the Health Services department, 21.2 percent of students at UCF are uninsured. Health Services workers say students without health insurance have limited access to services through the "student health fee."

The UCF Finance Committee believes universal health care is a "national and state trend." The committee notes 13 of the top 20 public schools require students to have health insurance, including the University of Florida.