STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN
2013-2014 Academic Year
Simmons College is pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Blue Cross and Blue Shield to provide health insurance coverage for our students. Please review the 2013-2014 Summary of Benefits carefully.
All students taking 9 or more credits are required by Massachusetts State law to enroll in the Student Health Insurance or be covered by a health insurance plan with comparable coverage. To ensure compliance with Massachusetts law Simmons College students are automatically enrolled in and billed for the Student Health Plan, which is separate from the Health Center fee. To read the details on this law, visit www.mass.gov/chia. Click on “Student Health Insurance Program” and review the information on this page. Students are not allowed to waive coverage with a foreign insurance carrier, Commonwealth Care Plan, or Health Safety Net Plan.
Although all students are automatically enrolled in the plan each year unless they file a waiver, qualified applicants who are eligible to enroll in the plan are encouraged to fill out an enrollment form on line here. The enrollment form will confirm that you want the student health insurance, and result in you receiving an insurance card sooner than through the automatic enrollment process. Students taking less than 9 credits who are matriculated are eligible to purchase health insurance. Matriculated student taking less than 5 credits must have their matriculation verified by the Registrar's office or the Office of Student Financial Services in order to enroll in the student health insurance plan.
If you have a comparable health insurance plan, you may waive the student coverage by clicking on the waiver form below. You will need to have your health insurance information readily available before proceeding. Upon confirmation of a properly completed waiver, the charge for medical insurance will be reversed on your student account. If you lose coverage during the academic year, then you are obligated to obtain other comparable coverage or enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan within 31 days.
Please take into consideration that the benefits that are available under the student health insurance plan may be secondary to or in excess of the benefits provided by any other plan(s). The benefits provided by this student health insurance plan may be reduced by the benefits provided by those plan(s). Additional information can be found in the subscriber certificate under the coordination of benefits section.
The deadline to enroll in or waive the health insurance plan for is September 17, 2013. Please choose from the following options: