Wellesley College
STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN

2017-2018 Academic Year

Wellesley College is pleased to announce that for the 2017-2018 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, Inc. (UHP) will continue to administer the plan.

All students enrolled at least ¾ time 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, Wellesley College students are automatically enrolled in and billed for the Student Health Plan. To read the details on this law, click here.

The Spring Student Health Insurance Premium is $1,433.00 for the spring coverage period (1/1/18-8/14/18).

The Wellesley College Health Insurance Plan includes a strong nationwide Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) network of providers. Highlights of the Student Health Insurance Plan include:

  • Prescription Drug Benefits – No Cap ~ Prescription Copay $20 / $35 / $55
  • Office Visit Copay for Specialists $15
  • Emergency Room $50 per visit
  • MRI, CT & PET Scans $50 for in network facilities

International Students cannot waive coverage unless they are covered by an insurance carrier based in the United States with coverage comparable to the Wellesley College Student Insurance Plan.

NOTE: Students who have an out of area HMO such as Kaiser Permanente should not waive coverage as those types of HMO plans only provide coverage in the event of an emergency or require care within a restricted home network area.

Should you choose NOT to waive the student health insurance plan, you will be mailed a wallet-sized insurance card once you are on campus which indicates that you are insured. This card should be presented when you need medical services off campus. The annual health insurance charge is included in its entirety on your fall semester bill.

If you do not submit a waiver form by the deadline outlined below, you will automatically be enrolled in the College’s Student Health Insurance Program and the cost of the health insurance premium will be billed to you.

Very specific information is necessary to complete the waiver form. Have your current insurance card available while completing the waiver form. Please read the Wellesley College Health Services Billing Policy before completing the waiver.

Please note, the Student Health Insurance Plan provides only pediatric dental coverage for members under the age of 19. If you are 19 years old or older and are looking for dental coverage there are two plans available to you on a voluntary basis. Important information about the two optional dental plans can be reviewed below.

DeltaCare

The DeltaCare dental plan is a Massachusetts based dental plan and requires you to select a primary dentist.

PPO Plus Premier

The PPO Plus Premier dental plan provides you with access to the national Delta Dental PPO and Premier provider network.

Wellesley College has a strong relationship with Wellesley Dental Group located at 5 Seaward Road, Wellesley, MA 02481 and refers students that need to access dental care to this provider. The Wellesley Dental Group is a Delta Dental Premier provider. They do not accept DeltaCare. While the PPO Plus Premier dental plan is the more expensive choice, it is important to note that there is not a presence of DeltaCare dentists in the Wellesley College area.

If you wish to enroll in an optional dental plan, please click on the “Massachusetts Delta Dental Plans” tab located in the left navigation menu of this page.
 

If you have questions regarding the Student Health Insurance Plan, please contact University Health Plans at info@univhealthplans.com or 800-437-6448 before submitting the waiver form by 7/2817.

The Spring Waiver Deadline is January 3, 2018

 


Waiver Form