Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN

2019-2020 Policy Year
Spring Term

The Spring Term 2020 Waiver Deadline has now passed.
 

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. 

In accordance with Massachusetts State Law, MCLA requires all undergraduate students registered in at least 9 credits and all graduate students registered in at least 7 credits to participate in the Student Health Insurance Plan unless proof of comparable coverage is provided. International students with a J-1 VISA are required to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan.

All new incoming Students for the Spring 2020 Semester must either:

  • Complete the On-Line Enrollment Form.
  • Complete the On-Line Waiver Form.

New Students for the Spring 2020 Semester who fail to complete the on-line enrollment or waiver form by the deadline date of February 10, 2020 will automatically be enrolled in MCLA’s Student Health Insurance Plan for the Spring Term of coverage (01/01/20 – 07/31/20), and will be billed accordingly. Waivers will not be accepted after the specified deadline, as provided by Massachusetts State Law. Completion of the on-line enrollment or waiver form is required annually.

Health Safety Net is not considered comparable coverage.

Plan Costs Spring Term of Coverage 1/1/20 – 7/31/20
Student Only $2,016

In order to waive coverage, be sure that services covered by your current health insurance plan are reasonably accessible in the MCLA area:

  • Lab tests and x-rays
  • Prescription drugs
  • Outpatient hospital services
  • Mental health care
  • Emergency room care
  • Hospitalization (including room and board, physician’s fees, and surgical expenses)

Make sure you have a copy of your current health insurance card, as this card contains the information you will need to complete the waiver:

  • Name of your Insurance Company
  • Claims Street Address/PO Box
  • Telephone Number (800# preferred)
  • Group Name or Group Number (if applicable)
  • Name of Policyholder
  • Policy ID Number

If you are covered by MassHealth (other than Health Safety Net, MassHealth Limited, or Children’s Medical Security Plan), you may be eligible to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) and have the premium paid by MassHealth Premium Assistance. To see if you’re eligible, select the Waiver Form link and follow the prompts.

You will receive a confirmation once you have successfully completed the waiver or enrollment process. Please retain this information. If you do not receive a confirmation, you will need to correct any errors and re-submit.


Waiver Form Enrollment Form