Medical Insurance

The student health insurance plan for the 2022–2023 policy year, effective August 7, 2022, will continue to be provided by UnitedHealthcare underwritten by Harvard Pilgrim. The plan design is similar to last year’s insurance plan. For more details about coverage, please refer to the Summary of Benefits and Coverage or contact UnitedHealth Care at 866-948-8472 or http://customerservice@uhcsr.com/bc. The network of providers can be found at UHC Options PPO - Harvard Pilgrim Joint Venture.

2022–2023 Medical Insurance Information

Enrollment (2022–2023)

All students listed below are automatically enrolled in and billed for the student health insurance plan:

  • Students enrolled in a degree program, regardless of credit hours
  • Students who are not citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
  • Non-degree students enrolled at least 75% of full-time. Students are responsible for monitoring their eligibility status. (For graduate students in the schools of Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, Lynch School of Education and Human Development, Carroll School of Management, Connell Graduate School of Nursing, School of Social Work, School of Theology and Ministry, and Woods College of Advancing Studies, 75% of full-time is 7 credits or more. For undergraduates in the Woods College of Advancing Studies, 75% of full-time is 9 credits or more.)
     

Graduate students: Registration for classes triggers your insurance enrollment, and it takes 5–7 business days for your insurance to show as active in the carrier’s system. While the fall semester coverage begins on August 7 regardless of when you register, you should keep this timeframe in mind if you have health care providers who will need to verify your coverage with the insurance company. You should register for classes by mid-July if you need your insurance to show as active in the insurance system on August 7.

Post-doctorate students are eligible to enroll on a voluntary basis.

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Waivers (2022–2023)

The medical insurance coverage periods are August 7, 2022 to January 12, 2023 for the fall and January 13, 2023 to August 6, 2023 for the spring. Waivers received by September 23, 2022 are for the entire academic year, and those received by January 27, 2023 are for the spring. By waiving the BC Student Health Insurance Plan, a student is waiving coverage for the full coverage period.

Waiver forms can be found on the Forms tab.

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2022–2023 Forms

Waiver Forms

Domestic students—over 18: Log in to your My Services account. Select Medical Insurance Waiver from the Account and Personal Info section. You will need your insurance policy information to complete a waiver.
Domestic students—under 18: If you are under 18, your parent or guardian must sign your waiver form.
International students studying at BC: Log in to your Gallagher account using your BC username and password and select the waiver option.
Students in exclusively online degree programs: If you are enrolled online only and not visiting Massachusetts, complete this form. You must be logged in to your BC Gmail or Google account to access the form.

Enrollment Forms

Dependent enrollment: Log in to your Gallagher account using your BC username and password. Select the dependent enrollment option.
Petition to cancel a previous waiver: You can cancel a prior waiver through your My Services account or complete this form.

Contact Information (2022–2023)

Claims and Claim Payments

UnitedHealthcare
866-948-8472
http://customerservice@uhcsr.com/

Preferred Providers

The Preferred Provider network for the UnitedHealthcare plan is UHC - Harvard Pilgrim Joint Venture. Use their Find Care service here: UHC Options PPO - Harvard Pilgrim Joint Venture.

Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk

500 Victory Road, Quincy, MA 02171
800-394-4026
GallagherStudent.com/BC

Discount Plans

EyeMed Vision Care Discount Plan: You are automatically enrolled in the EyeMed discount plan if you are enrolled in the student medical insurance plan. Note that this is a discount program, not a vision insurance plan. Please visit the Gallagher Student website or contact Gallagher at 800-394-4026 for more information.

Basix Dental Savings Program: You are automatically enrolled in the Basix discount plan if you are enrolled in the student medical insurance plan. Note that this is a discount program, not a dental insurance plan. Please see below for optional dental insurance enrollment. Visit Gallagher Student website or contact Gallagher at 800-394-4026 for more information about the Basix Plan.

Optional Dental and Vision Plans: Students can voluntarily enroll in Dental and Vision insurance plans through Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk. This coverage is NOT included with your student medical insurance plan; coverage is optional and purchased separately. You do not need to be enrolled in the BC medical insurance plan to enroll in this coverage. For more information, visit https://www.gallagherstudent.com/products/voluntary-dental-insurance/.

2021–2022 Medical Insurance Information

Enrollment (2021–2022)

All students listed below are automatically enrolled in and billed for the student health insurance plan:

  • Students enrolled in a degree program, regardless of credit hours
  • Students who are not citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
  • Non-degree students enrolled at least 75% of full-time. Students are responsible for monitoring their eligibility status. (For graduate students in the schools of Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, Lynch School of Education and Human Development, Carroll School of Management, Connell Graduate School of Nursing, School of Social Work, School of Theology and Ministry, and Woods College of Advancing Studies, 75% of full-time is 7 credits or more. For undergraduates in the Woods College of Advancing Studies, 75% of full-time is 9 credits or more.)
     

Graduate students: Registration for classes triggers your insurance enrollment, and it takes 5–7 business days for your insurance to show as active in the carrier’s system. While the fall semester coverage begins on August 7 regardless of when you register, you should keep this timeframe in mind if you have health care providers who will need to verify your coverage with the insurance company. You should register for classes by mid-July if you need your insurance to show as active in the insurance system on August 7.

Post-doctorate students are eligible to enroll on a voluntary basis.

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Waivers (2021–2022)

The medical insurance coverage periods are August 7, 2021 to January 13, 2022 for the fall and January 14, 2022 to August 6, 2022 for the spring. Waivers received by September 24, 2021 are for the entire academic year, and those received by January 28, 2022 are for the spring. By waiving the BC Student Health Insurance Plan, a student is waiving coverage for the full coverage period.

Waiver forms can be found on the Forms tab.

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ID Cards

You can access your ID card information on the UnitedHealthcare site when the policy is active on August 7.

If you are unable to access your ID card, check the date of the insurance charge on your bill. If you have recently registered, allow 5–7 business days for your ID card to be viewable. Graduate students: Your insurance enrollment is activated by your registration for classes, so if you do not have an insurance charge on your BC student account, you need to register for classes.

To obtain your HP/UHCSR health insurance ID card:

  1. Go to www.uhcsr.com/BC and click “Create Account” at the bottom of the page.
  2. Enter your first and last name, date of birth, and your Eagle ID.
  3. Create your username and password, and click Next to activate your My Account.
  4. Log in using the username and password you just created.
  5. Verify your identity using your BC email address. Remember that your email address can be either firstname.lastname@bc.edu or username@bc.edu, so try the other version if the first does not work. You'll be sent a code to enter to complete your verification.

2021–2022 Forms

Spring and Summer Enrollment Forms

Petition to Add: This form is for mid-semester enrollment for students who have lost their prior coverage due to a qualifying event. To enroll, log in to your Gallagher account using your BC username and password. Under Plan Summary, select the "Enroll-Qualifying Life Event" button in the 2021–2022 Spring Coverage section and follow the prompts.
Summer 2022 Enrollment: New graduate students and student-athletes beginning their programs in the summer can enroll in the summer policy. The summer insurance term is May 10 to August 6; the fall insurance policy begins on August 7. Log in to your Gallagher account using your BC username and password. Select the "Enroll" button under 2021–2022 Summer coverage and follow the prompts.

Contacts and Questions (2021–2022)

Claims and Claim Payments

UnitedHealthcare
866-948-8472
http://customerservice@uhcsr.com/

Preferred Providers

The Preferred Provider network for the UnitedHealthcare plan is UHC - Harvard Pilgrim Joint Venture. Use their Find Care service here: UHC Options PPO - Harvard Pilgrim Joint Venture.

Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk

500 Victory Road, Quincy, MA 02171
800-394-4026
GallagherStudent.com/BC

Discount Plans

EyeMed Vision Care Discount Plan: You are automatically enrolled in the EyeMed discount plan if you are enrolled in the student medical insurance plan. Note that this is a discount program, not a vision insurance plan. Please visit the Gallagher Student website or contact Gallagher at 800-394-4026 for more information.

Basix Dental Savings Program: You are automatically enrolled in the Basix discount plan if you are enrolled in the student medical insurance plan. Note that this is a discount program, not a dental insurance plan. Please see below for optional dental insurance enrollment. Visit Gallagher Student website or contact Gallagher at 800-394-4026 for more information about the Basix Plan.

Optional Dental and Vision Plans: Students can voluntarily enroll in Dental and Vision insurance plans through Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk. This coverage is NOT included with your student medical insurance plan; coverage is optional and purchased separately. You do not need to be enrolled in the BC medical insurance plan to enroll in this coverage. For more information, visit https://www.gallagherstudent.com/products/voluntary-dental-insurance/.