Eastern Nazarene College
STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM

Traditional Undergraduate Student
2015-2016 Academic Year

June, 2015

Dear Students and Parents,

Eastern Nazarene College (ENC) is committed to promoting good health and meeting the medical needs of its students. A health insurance plan is critical in providing peace of mind knowing that students can receive the services they need in the event of a sickness or injury.

Massachusetts State Law mandates that all students who are full-time or at least three-quarters time carry adequate medical insurance to help cover the extra expenses of medical treatment if needed. The Eastern Nazarene College sponsored Insurance Plan provides coverage to students for a 12-month period-August 15, 2015, through August 14, 2016. All students enrolled in at least 9 credits are automatically enrolled in the ENC Student Health Insurance Plan and billed the health insurance annual premium. Please read the brochure provided on this site for specific information regarding coverage.

Although many families may have insurance, it's important to ensure that students are adequately covered in this area while attending school. While many of students' health and mental health issues can be met by ENC's Health Services and Counseling Services, there are times when outside providers or additional consultation is warranted. At such times, the Student Health Plan sponsored by the College provides coverage both locally and worldwide and allows students to have access to a nationwide preferred provider network, as well as a national network of member pharmacies.
The 2015/2016 annual student premium will be $2,662.00

Can I waive the college sponsored health insurance plan?

If you wish to waive out of the ENC sponsored health insurance plan, you are responsible to determine that your alternative insurance plan includes coverage that allows you to be seen in a doctor's office in the area, reasonably nearby the ENC campus. A health plan through a closed network of providers and accessible only for urgent care or emergency services is not acceptable coverage. If you would require medical or mental health care beyond what is available at ENC's Health and Counseling Services and your insurance provides coverage only in the event of an emergency or in the home geographic region, then you may need to take an otherwise unnecessary leave of absence from college to return home to get the treatment you need.

Once it is determined that a current insurance plan is adequate to cover in the Quincy area, a student may waive participation in the Plan and have this charge removed from their student account. All students must identify whether they will be keeping their own insurance and waiving the ENC sponsored plan OR accepting the ENC plan OR both each year.

NEW WAIVER AND ENROLLMENT PROCESS FOR 2015/2016:

  • Visit www.universityhealthplans.com.
  • Click on "Eastern Nazarene College".
  • Select “Traditional Undergraduate Student” or “Adult & Graduate Studies Student” to access the correct forms.
  • Click on "Waiver Form" or “Enrollment Form”.
  • Fill in all the required information – if any of the required information is missing on your Waiver Form, it will NOT be accepted.
  • Submit the form. Within a few minutes after completing the waiver or enrollment process, you will receive an email response indicating whether your form was submitted successfully or not. Be sure to print the confirmation for your records, as this is the only documentation indicating that the form was submitted. If the form is not submitted successfully, fill it out again and resubmit. If it still is not submitted successfully, contact University Health Plans via email (click on icon at bottom of webpage), at 1-800-437-6448 or (617) 472-5324.

FAILURE TO COMPLETE the on-line Waiver Form or Enrollment Form by the deadline, September 11, 2015, will result in your mandatory purchase of the College’s Student Insurance Plan for the 2015 – 2016 Academic Year, without the possibility of later waiver, refund or cancellation.

Student athletes should complete this waiver by August 1.

New students coming in the Spring, 2016 semester must submit their waiver or enrollment form by January 22, 2015. Students must verify decisions regarding enrollment or waiver from the college sponsored health insurance plan each academic year while at ENC.

Please note, if you waive the College sponsored health insurance and lose your private health insurance due to a Qualifying Event (aging off a parent’s plan, job loss or job change), during the year, please contact Ms. Mindy Vasquez at 617-745-3809 to make arrangements to join the ENC sponsored plan. Application for coverage under the ENC Student Health Insurance Plan must be made within 60 days of the date your private insurance terminated.

We encourage you to read the information provided and take the time to make an informed decision regarding your health coverage. If you have questions regarding the Student Health Insurance Plan, please contact University Health Plans Inc. at 1-800-437-6448, by email at info@univhealthplans.com or peruse this website.

Sincerely,

Janie Graves
Finance Office Assistant
Eastern Nazarene College