Academic year 2016-2017 will be the twenty seventh year of implementation of the Massachusetts Mandatory Health Insurance Law. Under this law, each Massachusetts Community College must require all students who are enrolled in a degree or certificate program for nine credits or more to participate in the student health insurance program, or in a health insurance program separate from the school’s plan, but with comparable coverage.
Massachusetts Community College students will be insured for policy year 2016-2017 by Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO) Insurance Plan. The premium charge for the Massachusetts Community College Health Insurance Plan will appear on your bill. You may waive this charge if you think you have comparable alternative coverage.
The annual premium appearing on your fall bill is $1,629 for the coverage period of September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017. If you are eligible to be charged for the student insurance when enrolling for classes in the spring 2016 semester, the premium charge appearing on your bill will be $1,088 for the period of January 1, 2017 through August 31, 2017. If you have not waived or paid your fall insurance charge by the appropriate deadlines, and if you still remain eligible to be charged as a returning student in the spring semester, your fall insurance charge will be reversed and you will be charged for insurance in the spring at the spring rate.
Note: The Student Insurance Plan is not available for students taking fewer than nine (9) credits, or for dependents of students taking nine (9) credits or more. However, you may contact the insurance broker directly to learn about products and services that may meet your insurance needs.
Contact our insurance broker Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk for questions related to:
- Insurance plan coverage
- How to access benefits or pending claims
- Enrollment concerns
- Insurance cards or replacements
- Insurance plans for students who are ineligible for insurance through the school
- Other insurance benefits for students or dependents of students
Bursar’s Office staff can answer questions regarding:
- Payment of your insurance premium
- Waiving the insurance charge
- Verifying your enrollment in the insurance plan
Contact the insurance broker directly for all other inquires.