Curry College is pleased to announce that for the 2020-2021 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.
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 09/14/2020. According to 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. 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.
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).
2020-2021 Student Health Insurance Policy Period and Premiums:
Policy Period: 08/1/2020 – 07/31/2021
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 the “2020-2021 Waiver Form” in the left navigation menu of this page. The deadline to waive the annual student health plan is 09/14/2020. If a waiver form is not submitted by 09/14/2020 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.
Please note, in the event fall 2020 courses are remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic and you submit the waiver form with an out of area plan, it is important that you re-evaluate your health insurance needs when you return to Massachusetts. If your private insurance policy does not extend to Massachusetts for non-emergency care, you must contact University Health Plans at 800-437-6448 or firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll in the Curry College student health insurance plan. Emergency only care is not sufficient while living in Massachusetts.
Students who would like to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan may complete the enrollment form located in the 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 email@example.com. If you have questions about your tuition bill, please contact the Office of Student Accounts (617) 333-2354.