Wheelock College

2016-2017 Academic Year

Wheelock College is pleased to continue to provide health insurance coverage for our students with Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Due to the rising cost of health insurance, please review the Summary of Benefits carefully as many benefits have changed for the 2016-2017 plan year.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires undergraduate and graduate students, enrolled three-quarters time or more to participate in a qualified student health insurance plan.

Wheelock College is obligated by law to provide the proper measures and to ensure that students will meet this requirement.

Any student that is not covered by a qualifying health insurance program may obtain coverage through the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Student Health Insurance Plan, which is an alternative program arranged by the College and administered through University Health Plans, Inc. Please read the summary of benefits provided for specific information regarding coverage.

All undergraduate students enrolled in 9 or more credits and all graduate students enrolled in 7 or more credits are automatically billed the annual premium for the health insurance, which is included as part of the tuition.

If a student is covered by a qualified health insurance program, the student MUST waive the coverage offered by Wheelock College, either online or by contacting the Health Insurance Coordinator. To waive the insurance, proof of alternate health coverage is required.

The deadline to waive the annual insurance is August 15, 2016. If a waiver form is not submitted by August 15, 2016 the student will automatically be enrolled in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Student Health Insurance Plan. There will be no refunds.

For more information about the Student Health Insurance Program, please contact University Health Plans at 800-437-6448.

For questions regarding the health insurance premium, contact the Student Accounts office at 617-879-2236.