Curry College

2019-2020 Policy 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: 
  • Staffing a dedicated helpline (888-372-1970) for all COVID-19 related inquiries. 
  • Creating a dedicated webpage with up to date information on how BCBSMA is handeling COVID-19:

The spring waiver deadline was February 7, 2020. Only Continuing Education students that are newly eligible for Spring Term II way waive the spring Student Health Insurance Plan at this time. The Term II spring waiver deadline April 8, 2020. 

Curry College is pleased to announce that for the 2019-2020 Academic Year we have teamed up with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBS) and University Health Plans (UHP) to provide health insurance coverage for our students. The 2019-2020 waiver form can be accessed by clicking on the “Waiver Form” link in the left navigation menu of this page. UHP is available to provide administrative support for waiver/enrollment, and customer service for general insurance questions.

All students enrolled at least 75% of the full-time curriculum 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, undergraduate students registered for 9 or more credits are automatically billed for the Student Health Insurance Plan, unless a waiver form is completed before the deadline date of 04/08/2020. Graduate students are not eligible for the Student Health Insurance Plan as these programs are made up of short term courses that meet once a week for 15 weeks or less per semester. 

According to the state regulation, comparable coverage is considered a health plan that provides comprehensive coverage, including routine/preventive care, emergency and non-emergency care as well as mental health/behavioral health services. In addition, the services covered need to be reasonably accessible to the student in the area where the student attends school. Students enrolled in MassHealth Limited, Children’s Medical Security or Health Safety Net Plan are not eligible to waive as these are not comprehensive plans and do not meet the state regulation.

Please note, waiver forms will be reviewed by the plan broker and administrator, University Health Plans. Travel insurance plans, international health insurance plans and short-term limited duration plans do not meet the waiver requirements and will not be accepted. Students must have a US health insurance plan filed and approved in the United States and compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

Spring 2020 Student Health Insurance Policy Period and Premiums:
Policy Period: 01/21/2020 – 8/17/20
Premium: $1,851

If a student is covered by a plan comparable to the Student Health Insurance Plan, the student MUST waive the coverage offered by Curry College. You can complete the waiver form online by clicking on “Waiver Form” in the left navigation menu of this page. The deadline to waive the Term II spring 2020 student health plan is 04/08/2020.

If a waiver form is not submitted by 04/08/2020 the student will be automatically enrolled in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Student Health Insurance Plan. No waivers will be accepted after the deadline.

Students who would like to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan may complete the enrollment form located in left navigation menu of this page. Although students are automatically charged for the Student Health Insurance Plan, students will not be automatically enrolled in the plan by the College until after the deadline date. Students should complete the enrollment form as soon as possible to avoid difficulties in accessing their health insurance benefits. 

UHP is available to manage the waiver and enrollment process and answer general questions about the insurance plan. To speak with a representative, please call (800) 437-6448 or send an email to If you have questions about your tuition bill, please contact the Office of Student Accounts (617) 333-2354.