Bryant University

International Students
2018-2019 Academic Year
Spring Term


The Waiver/Enrollment deadline for Spring Term has passed.

If you have questions about the student health insurance program
please call University Health Plans at 1-800-437-6448.

Bryant University is pleased to announce that we have once again teamed up with University Health Plans to provide health insurance coverage for our students. Bryant University requires all students to be enrolled in a health insurance plan while attending the University. Your son or daughter may not have health insurance coverage, or adequate health insurance coverage. It is our experience that, while the majority of Bryant students are covered by a health insurance plan, some students do not have family coverage, or their insurance plan has barriers to accessing care (such as high deductibles, limited coverage for services received outside of the health plan's service area, or not having participating providers in the Smithfield, Rhode Island area). Please make sure that any alternative coverage includes the student's college years.

The Bryant plan offers affordable coverage that will supplement the services provided on campus through Health Services and Counseling Services. The student insurance plan is underwritten by National Guardian Life Insurance Company, claims are paid by Consolidated Health Plans, and University Health Plans manages and services the program. The brochure can be viewed through the link on the left side of this page. The Spring Term insurance plan premium is $1,168 (January 15, 2019- August 14, 2019). Enrollment is only open to new incoming students for Spring Term 2019.

Bryant University requires all International Students to be enrolled in a health insurance plan while attending the University. You will automatically be enrolled and charged for the Student Health Insurance Plan unless you have your own health insurance that is acceptable in RI. If so, you must provide proof of the alternative insurance by February 15, 2019 by completing the on-line waiver form. Your private health insurance plan must meet the following criteria:

  • Cannot be Out-of-State Medicaid, California-based Kaiser Permanente, or a plan with a limited PPO/HMO network of providers;
  • Must be underwritten by a US-based insurance carrier with a claims address within the United States;
  • Must provide coverage with an unlimited maximum for all essential health benefits, including prescription drugs;
  • Must provide immediate coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions;
  • Must provide coverage for the entire school year;
  • Must have local participating hospitals, physicians, pharmacies, and mental health care providers within a 30 mile radius of Bryant University,

You can access the on-line waive form by selecting the “Waiver Form” on the left of the page. Once you complete the health insurance waiver and submit it online, the charge will be removed from your Bryant student account if the alternative insurance is acceptable. Please note that you are required to complete a new waiver form each Academic Year while you attend Bryant University. If you are waiving the plan, please provide a copy of the front and back of your insurance card to Health Services as proof of health insurance.