Medical Insurance

Boston College is pleased to announce that the Blue Cross Blue Shield Student Blue Plan has been renewed and will continue to be offered to all eligible BC students for the 2018–2019 policy year, effective August 7, 2018. The Student Blue Plan provides comprehensive health insurance that includes access to Blue Cross Blue Shield's networks and pharmacies nationwide. The annual cost is $3,095. Your student account will be charged $1,288 for coverage from August 7, 2018 through January 10, 2019 and $1,807 for coverage from January 11, 2019 through August 6, 2019.

2018–2019 Medical Insurance Information

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. Failure to maintain these credit levels will result in the termination of the mandatory 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.

The medical insurance coverage periods are August 7, 2018 to January 10, 2019 for the fall and January 11, 2019 to August 6, 2019 for the spring. Waivers received by September 21, 2018 are for the entire academic year and those received by January 25, 2019 are for the spring. By waiving the BC Student Health Insurance Plan, a student is waiving coverage for the full coverage period.

Enrollment, Benefits, Replacement IDs

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

Claims and Claim Payments

Blue Cross Blue Shield

BCBS Preferred Providers (Massachusetts and Nationwide)

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Policy Number: 4956160

Participating Pharmacies


EyeMed Discount Vision Plan


Basix Dental Savings Plan

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 must be purchased separately. Students do not need to be enrolled in the medical insurance plan to purchase the dental plan. The cost is $495 for coverage from August 15, 2018 through August 14, 2019. To enroll, go to and click on the “Dental Enrollment Form” link. The enrollment deadline is September 30, 2018.

2017–2018 Medical Insurance Information