STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN
2016-2017 Academic Year
Lasell College is pleased to announce that for the 2016-2017 Academic Year we have partnered with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts and University Health Plans to provide health insurance coverage for our students. All students enrolled in at least 9 qualifying credits 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, students who are registered for 9 or more credit hours are automatically billed for the Student Health Plan. To read the details on this law, click here.
All undergraduate international students at Lasell College are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance and do not need to take any action. Please contact University Health Plans at (800) 437-6448 if you are covered by a US employee health insurance plan that meets healthcare reform standards and is comparable to the Student Health Insurance Plan.
Graduate Students: Students must be enrolled in 9 or more qualifying credits to be considered eligible for the Lasell College Student Health Insurance. Courses that meet strictly online and courses that meet less than 15 days a semester on campus are not included in the calculation of qualified credits. Graduate students will be charged at the beginning of the session in which they are considered full time. Students should monitor their Student Account Center (SAC) and their Lasell College email account for updates and information.
Student Health Insurance Policy Periods and Premium Rates:
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The deadline for New Spring Students to complete the waiver or enrollment form has been extended to: January 16th
ENROLLMENT FORM: Complete this form if you want to expedite your Student Health Insurance enrollment process to receive your BCBS ID card sooner. If you do not complete this form, your information will not be added to the insurance plan system until after the effective date of 8/15/16. To enroll, please click “Enrollment Form” on the left hand side of this page, complete all required information and then click submit.
WAIVER FORM: To waive the Student Health Insurance Plan for the 2016-2017 policy year click “Waiver Form” on the left hand side of this page, complete all required information and then click submit.
If you are currently insured by a health insurance plan that provides you with comparable coverage to the Student Health Insurance Plan then you may waive enrollment. However, please note the following:
- Not all plans provide comprehensive coverage in the Boston area such as out-of-state Medicaid plans, and certain HMOs and managed care plans. Be sure to check with your insurance company before waiving.
- Mass Health is accepted, but Mass Health Limited, Health Safety Net, Husky Healthcare, and Children’s Medical Security Plans are not considered comparable to the Student Health Insurance Plan.
- If your comparable plan will end before 8/27/17, while you are in school, you must either enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan within 60 days of your other plan’s end date, or find comparable coverage elsewhere.
UHP is available to answer general insurance plan questions. To speak with a representative, please call (800) 437-6448 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have specific questions regarding the benefits, please feel free to contact Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts at (888) 753-6615.