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Risk Strategies - University Health Plans

Why Risk Strategies Education?

The Student Health Division of Risk Strategies Education provides consulting, brokerage, and plan administration services exclusively for student health insurance programs.

The Student Health Division of Risk Strategies Education was created when University Health Plans (UHP) joined Risk Strategies in 2017 with over 30 years of experience.

Since then, Risk Strategies Education has continued to grow through strategic acquisitions and organic growth. In 2020, Academic HealthPlans joined the Risk Strategies family followed by the acquisition of Specialty Insurance Solutions. More recently, we acquired Relation Education Solutions whose clients include over 100 colleges and universities with a focus on international student health insurance. Together, we support over 450 colleges and universities nationwide ranging from small liberal arts colleges, private and public universities, community colleges, and large public systems.

As specialists in the design, placement, and service of college and university student health insurance programs, we represent our clients to secure coverage with highly rated insurance companies that specifically cater to the student health and special risk market. Our areas of expertise include voluntary, mandatory, and hard waiver student health insurance plans, intercollegiate sports plans, dental and vision coverage, travel insurance, study abroad, camp coverage, amateur sports, and more.

The success of our practice is based on our accurate, up-front assessment of our clients’ needs and our ongoing commitment to deliver efficient and quality service. Our objective is to work in partnership with each institution to explore the financial alternatives, benefit designs, and cost containment strategies best suited to each individual college or university’s student insurance program. Our long-term relationship with our clients is a direct result of our expertise, superior service, and dynamic administrative options specific to the needs of the student insurance market. Our ability to deliver flexible benefit designs, exceptional customer service, innovative technology, healthcare reform expertise, quality claims administration, and direct quantifiable advice is what differentiates us in the student health insurance market.

In addition to student health insurance plans, we are well-equipped with the knowledge and experience to support your mission to provide a healthy campus environment for all students. We offer a 360º- approach to wellness through a variety of solutions targeted to meeting a student’s physical, behavioral, and financial wellbeing. These includes telehealth for urgent care, psychiatry, and therapy, 24/7 on demand counseling, tuition coverage, dorm and renter’s insurance, and a myriad of behavioral health focused solutions tailored to students.

We benefit greatly from the depth associated with being an integral piece of Risk Strategies. Risk Strategies is ranked in the top 10 largest privately owned brokerage/consulting firms nationally, with over 150 offices and 4,000 employees from coast-to-coast. The specialty focus on the Higher Education sector has proven to be a great home for us with collaboration and enhanced resources to better serve our college and university clients. For more information about the Risk Strategies Education Practice, please visit

If you are interested in our consulting, brokerage, or plan administration services or would like to request additional information, please contact,


Our Schools

University Health Plans provides products and services to over 80 colleges and universities.

  • Rutgers University
  • Lehigh University
  • University of Delaware
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Bentley University
  • Brandeis University
  • Babson College
  • Wellesley College
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • University of Vermont
  • Ithaca College


Our Team

William Devine, CHC

Managing Director

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Bill established University Health Plans in January of 1991. Prior to establishing UHP, Bill was an assistant vice president for Sedgwick James. His responsibilities included the management and sales of student health insurance programs on a national basis. Before working at Sedgwick James, Bill was responsible for the development, sales, and management of student health insurance plans for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. He has over 35 years of experience negotiating premiums and benefits for numerous college and universities as well as insurance companies.

Boyce Morin

Vice President


Boyce joined University Health Plans in the fall of 2018 after over 20 years at Aetna’s Student Health division. As Director of Client Services for Aetna Student Health, he oversaw nearly $225,000,000 in medical, dental, and sports premium. In addition to his core responsibilities, Boyce also concurrently served as Head of Market Relations, and previously Head of Regulatory Affairs for the Division. At UHP, Boyce is responsible for leveraging extensive industry knowledge to provide consultation to the Student Health market around insurance plan management and program administration, including negotiating plan renewals, managing RFPs, implementing best practices, and developing custom operational support to offload administrative burdens from plan administrators.

Kristen Devine

Senior Account Manager

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Kristen joined UHP in 2009. She graduated from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College with a Finance degree. Kristen previously worked at Arrowstreet Capital as a Trade Compliance Specialist and holds a certificate in financial planning from Boston University and an MBA with a specialization in Healthcare Management from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is responsible for account management, customer service, travel insurance plans, and sales at UHP.

Erin Devine

Senior Account Manager

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Erin Devine joined UHP in 2017 from CBG Benefits with a background in employee benefits where she customized long term benefit strategies to control costs and maximize impact. Working with clients of all sizes she understands that every organization requires a unique solution. In 2014, Erin received national recognition when she was named a “Top 10 Rising Star in Advising” by Employee Benefit Adviser magazine, and she won the Rising Star award from the New England Employee Benefits Council (NEEBC) in 2015. She is a 2003 graduate of Saint Michael’s College and is responsible for account management, travel insurance programs and sales at UHP.

Patti Christiano

Senior Account Manager

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Patti joined UHP in 2015. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2010. She previously worked at Boston Alcohol and Substance Abuse Programs as the Director of Admissions and Billing and was responsible for maintaining the company’s CARF Accreditation. Prior to that, Patti worked at Communities for People providing utilization review and level of care determination for children in out of home placement through the Rhode Island Child Welfare System. She is responsible for account management, enrollment support, and customer service.

Ashley White

Senior Account Manager

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Ashley joined UHP in 2015. She graduated in 2008 from the University of New Hampshire. Having worked in the member service department at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Ashley has a strong aptitude for connecting with clients and providing superior service. Previous to Blue Cross Blue Shield, Ashley was an Account Manager at Hood Laboratories, a Developer and manufacturer of surgical devices. Ashley is responsible for account management, enrollment support, and customer service.

Steve Grabowski

Account Manager

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Steve joined UHP in 2000. Steve previously worked at Consolidated Health Plans, Inc., a well-established claims administrator specializing in student health. His background includes new plan implementation, on-going plan management, student advocacy, and renewal negotiations and presentations. Steve graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in Business Administration.

Tien Lam

Account Manager

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Tien joined UHP in 2002 after graduating from Northeastern University. His background includes information technology and he is currently responsible for the overall plan management and customer service for students, clients, physicians, and parents. He acts as a liaison between colleges, universities, and insurance companies, and develops proposals for the renewal of clients.

Liz Bonomi

Account Manager

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Liz joined UHP in 2006. She previously worked at Gragil Associates, a contracted medical billing and self-pay office associated with The Lifespan Partner Hospitals, The Caritas Hospital Group, and many other hospitals in the New England Area. Her background includes customer service and support, problem solving, medical billing, and claims.

Meghan McDonough

Account Manager

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Meghan joined UHP in 2018. She graduated in 2013 from Bridgewater State University with a degree in Psychology and minor in Management. Prior to working for UHP, Meghan worked at MFS Investment Management holding positions as an Operations Analyst and Client Service Representative where she was responsible for third party vendor oversight, servicing client accounts, and providing customer service. Meghan is responsible for account management, enrollment support, and customer service.

Riley Shea

Account Manager

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Riley joined UHP in 2021. She graduated from UMass Boston in 2016 where she majored in Criminology and Criminal Justice. She previously worked for EasCare Ambulance Company specializing in third party billing. Prior coming to UHP, Riley also worked for an insurance defense law firm in Boston servicing multiple client accounts as a Billing Specialist. She is responsible for account management, enrollment support and customer service.