Medical Insurance

The student health insurance plan for the 2023–2024 policy year, effective August 7, 2023, 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.

2023–2024 Medical Insurance Information

Enrollment (2023–2024)

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 (non-Law): 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 (2023–2024)

The medical insurance coverage periods are August 7, 2023 to January 11, 2024 for the fall and January 12, 2024 to August 6, 2024 for the spring. Waivers received by September 22, 2023 are for the entire academic year, and those received by January 26, 2024 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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2023–2024 Forms

Spring 2024

Waiver Forms

Appeal to Waive After the Deadline Form
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

Petition to AddThis form is for mid-semester enrollment for students who have lost their prior coverage due to a qualifying event 

For summer enrollment, select the Summer Enrollment tab on the left.

Contact Information (2023–2024)

Questions about:Contact: 
Enrollment and waivers
BC Student Services

800-294-0294

Email: studentservices@bc.edu

Plan benefits

Claims and payments

ID cards

UnitedHealthcare

866-948-8472

Email: BCStudent@uhcsr.com

http://customerservice@uhcsr.com/

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

Enrollment verification letter

Dependent enrollment

Summer enrollment

Gallagher StudentHealth & Special Risk

500 Victory Road, Quincy, MA 02171

800-394-4026

GallagherStudent.com/BC

Tax formsUnitedHealthcare

866-948-8472

Email: BCStudent@uhcsr.com

http://customerservice@uhcsr.com/

General health insurance informationUnitedHealthcare

Visit https://www.uhcsr.com/video for quick tutorials on requesting ID cards, submitting claims, finding providers, and more.

Dental and Vision Information

The student insurance has limited pediatric dental and vision benefits. See United’s coverage information for details. Your student insurance includes discount (not insurance) plans for dental and vision.

Coast to Coast Vision Discount Plan: You are automatically enrolled in the Coast to Coast 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 800-252-3059 for more information.

Uni-Care Dental Savings Program: You are automatically enrolled in the Uni-Care discount plan if you are enrolled in the student medical insurance plan. Note that this is a discount program, not a dental insurance plan. Visit Gallagher Student website or contact Gallagher at 800-252-3059 for more information.

Summer Enrollment for New Students (2023–2024)

The academic year insurance coverage periods are fall (August 7, 2023 – January 11, 2024) and spring (January 12, 2024 – August 6, 2024). Students enrolled in the spring insurance will continue to be enrolled through August 6.

New graduate students who are starting their program during the summer term are eligible to enroll in the insurance for a summer period beginning May 10 and ending August 6.

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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

Spring and Summer 2023

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 2022–2023 Spring Coverage section and follow the prompts.
Summer 2023 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 - 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 2022-2023 Summer coverage and follow the prompts.

Contact Information (2022–2023)

Claims and Claim Payments

UnitedHealthcare
866-948-8472
Email: BCStudent@uhcsr.com
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/.