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.

Spring Student Health Insurance Policy Period and Premium Rate:

Policy Period:            1/1/21 - 7/31/21

Student Premium:     $1,155

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 Spring waiver or enrollment form:

Undergraduate Students:     January 4, 2021
Graduate Students:              January 19, 2021

Please note, students studying 100% remotely outside of Massachusetts for spring 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic are permitted to waive coverage. You must have comprehensive coverage in the area you are studying remotely. If your insurance plan does not provide comprehensive coverage in Massachusetts and you return to Massachusetts, it is your responsibility to enroll in the Bentley University student health insurance plan by contacting University Health Plans at (800) 437-6447 or within 60 days from the date you return to Massachusetts. 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 Spring 2021, the spring 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 January 4, 2021, for undergraduate students and January 19, 2021, 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 Spring 2021 policy period.

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