Medical Insurance

The student health insurance plan for the 2021–2022 policy year, effective August 7, 2021, is through UnitedHealthcare. 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/. The network of providers can be found at UHC Options PPO - Harvard Pilgrim Joint Venture.

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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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

Waiver Forms

Domestic students over 18: Log in to your My Services account. Select Medical Insurance 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.
International students studying at BC: Log in to your Gallagher account using your BC username and password. Select the international waiver option in the first tab.
Students enrolled online only (graduate and Woods College students)

Enrollment Forms

Dependent enrollment: Log in to your Gallagher account using your BC username and password. Select the dependent enrollment option in the first tab.
Petition to cancel a previous waiver: You can cancel a prior waiver through your My Services account or complete the Rescind Waiver form.
Petition to Add: This form is for med-semester enrollment for students who have lost their prior coverage due to a qualifying event.

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/.

2020–2021 Medical Insurance Information

Enrollment (2020–2021)

All students enrolled in a degree program, regardless of credit hours, and non-degree students enrolled at least 75% of full-time will be automatically enrolled in and billed for the Student Health Insurance Plan. Seventy-five percent of full-time enrollment is as follows:

  • Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate—7 or more
  • Lynch School of Education and Human Development, Graduate—7 or more
  • Carroll School of Management Graduate Programs—7 or more
  • Connell Graduate School of Nursing—7 or more
  • School of Social Work—7 or more
  • Woods College of Advancing Studies, Undergraduate—9 or more
  • Woods College of Advancing Studies, Graduate—7 or more
  • School of Theology and Ministry—7 or more

Students studying abroad through both BC-sponsored and approved external programs will automatically be enrolled. Post-doctorate students are eligible to enroll on a voluntary basis.

Boston College will also automatically enroll and charge non-degree graduate and WCAS students registering at the credit levels listed above for the Student Health Insurance Plan. Students are responsible for monitoring their eligibility status.

Students who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States will be automatically enrolled in the Boston College plan regardless of the number of their credit hours.

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Waivers (2020–2021)

The medical insurance coverage periods are August 7, 2020 to January 14, 2021 for the fall and January 15, 2021 to August 6, 2021 for the spring. Waivers received by September 25, 2020 are for the entire academic year, and those received by February 5, 2021 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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2020–2021 Forms

See above for current Medical Insurance forms.

Contacts and Questions (2020–2021)

Enrollment, Benefits, Replacement IDs

Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk
500 Victory Road, Quincy, MA 02171
800-394-4026
GallagherStudent.com/BC (site includes form to email questions)

Claims and Claim Payments

Blue Cross Blue Shield
BlueCrossMA.com

BCBS Preferred Providers (Massachusetts and Nationwide)

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Policy Number: 4956160
http://provider.bcbs.com/

Participating Pharmacies

ExpressScripts
Express-Scripts.com

EyeMed Discount Vision Plan

866-839-3633
EnrollWithEyeMed.com

Basix Dental Savings Plan

888-274-9961
BasixStudent.com
Basix Dental Savings Program

Optional Dental Plan:

Students can voluntarily enroll in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Dental Blue plan. This coverage is NOT included with your student medical insurance plan; coverage is optional and purchased separately. Students do not need to be enrolled in the medical insurance plan to purchase the dental plan. The cost is $528 for coverage form August 15, 2020 through August 14, 2021. To enroll, go to GallagherStudent.com/BC and select "Dental Enrollment Form" on the left navigation bar. The deadline to enroll is September 30, 2020 for fall and annual plans and February 28, 2021 for spring plans.