Bay State College
STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM

2019-2020 Academic Year

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) COVID-19 Coverage Updates:

Effective March 7, 2020, BCBSMA is:

  • Covering the full cost of diagnostic tests for COVID-19. Students will have no copay, co-insurance or deductible for these tests.
  • Waiving co-pays for medically necessary COVID-19 treatment at doctor’s offices, emergency rooms, and urgent care centers.
  • Waiving co-pays, co-insurance and deductibles for telehealth benefits (Well Connection) for the screening, evaluation, diagnosis and/or suggested treatment of COVID-19. Telehealth offers convenience as well as the opportunity to avoid potential exposure to contagion. For additional information about telehealth benefits, please visit: https://myblue.bluecrossma.com/health-plan/well-connection 
  • Staffing a dedicated helpline (888-372-1970) for all COVID-19 related inquiries. 

Bay State College is pleased to announce that for the 2019-2020 Academic Year we have teamed up with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBS) to provide health insurance coverage for our students.  University Health Plans (UHP) will continue to administer the plan.   The insurance coverage is through BCBS with UHP providing administrative support for the waiver and enrollment forms, and customer service for general insurance questions.

The Bay State College Health Insurance Plan includes a strong nationwide Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) network of providers. Highlights of the Student Health Insurance Plan include no deductible, $20 office visit copay, $150 ER copay, no copay for labs and x-rays, and 100% coverage for preventative care and hospitalizations.

On this site you can find links to the Student Health Insurance Plan Summary, Provider Search, On-line Waiver Form and On-line Enrollment Form.  You can access The Waiver Form or Enrollment Form by clicking on the appropriate box to the left.

Full Time or Three-Quarter Time Students at Bay State College, who are enrolled in a health care plan or who are covered by a parent/spouse’s health care plan, which meets the minimums set forth in Massachusetts Law C.15A, s. 18 (available on the http://mass.gov website; type QSHIP into the search box), use the Waiver Form found on this site to waive for the 2019-2020 Student Health Insurance Plan.

The premium is $3,622 for the Policy Year and the policy is in effect from September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2020.  The premium for the Spring Only plan is $2,266 for the period of January 14, 2020 through August 31, 2020 and the Summer Only Plan is $1,211 for the period of May 22, 2020 through August 31, 2020.

Very specific information is necessary to complete the waiver form.  Please be sure to have your insurance card available before completing the waiver form.

Sincerely,
Student Accounts
Bay State College