Bentley University

2020-2021 Academic Year

Bentley University is pleased to announce that for the 2020-2021 Academic Year we have teamed up with Blue Cross Blue Shield to provide health insurance coverage for our students.

Student Health Insurance Policy Period and Premium Rate:

Annual Students
8/1/20 - 7/31/21


All students enrolled at least 3/4 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, undergraduates who are registered for 9 or more credit hours, graduates who are registered for 6.75 or more credit hours, and all full-time Ph.D. students are automatically billed for the Student Health Insurance Plan. To read the details of this law, click here

All domestic students enrolled at least 3/4 time must annually waive or enroll in the Student Health Insurance.

Deadline to complete the Annual waiver or enrollment form:

Undergraduate Students:     August 3, 2020
Graduate Students:              August 31, 2020

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 to enroll in the Bentley University student health insurance plan. Emergency only care is not sufficient while living in Massachusetts.

International Student Enrollment/Waiver Process

International students are required to complete the Residency Form on the left-hand side of this page to report where they will be studying. If you report that you will not be in the US for Fall 2020, the annual insurance charge will be removed from your student account. All international students in the US will be automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance and do not need to take any action. Please contact University Health Plans at (800) 437-6448 or if you are covered by a U.S. health insurance plan that meets all of the waiver requirements to request the International Student Waiver Form. Please note, health insurance plans marketed solely to international students are often not filed in the U.S., have limited benefits and/or coverage periods that do not comply with the Massachusetts Student Health Plan Regulations and the Bentley University waiver requirements. ISO, PSI, Student Medicover, and NYIS Insurance are examples of companies that do not meet the waiver requirements.

The deadline to submit the International Student Residency Form is August 3, 2020, for undergraduate students and August 31, 2020, for graduate students. Failure to submit the form by the deadline will result in remaining enrolled in the Bentley University Student Health Insurance Plan for the 2020-2021 academic year.

University Health Plans 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