Medical Insurance

Blue Cross Blue Shield has waived member cost share (co-pays, co-insurance, and deductibles) for many medically-necessary COVID-19 medical expenses. You can find more details on their Coronavirus Resource Center page here: https://home.bluecrossma.com/coronavirus.

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 2020–2021 policy year, effective August 7, 2020. The Student Blue Plan provides comprehensive health insurance that includes access to Blue Cross Blue Shield's networks and pharmacies nationwide

2020–2021 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. 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.

Students enrolled exclusively online are eligible to waive the insurance. The waiver form is available on the Forms tab.

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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 January 29, 2021 are for the spring. By waiving the BC Student Health Insurance Plan, a student is waiving coverage for the full coverage period.

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2020–2021 Policy Year
Waiver: Domestic Students over age 18
Log into your My Services account at www.bc.edu/myservices and select Medical Insurance from the Accounts and Personal Info section. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we do not have staffing levels in the office to process additional waiver forms. If you are over 18, please complete your waiver through My Services, and contact our office if you need assistance.
Waiver: Domestic Students under age 18
Students under the age of 18 need to complete this form with a parent signature.
Waiver: International Students
Rescind Waiver: If you waived the insurance through your Portal account, you can rescind your waiver by logging in and deleting your prior waiver. Alternately, you can complete this form.
Dependent Enrollment Form

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:

Please check back for rates and enrollment information for the 2020–2021 optional dental plan.

2019–2020 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. 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.

Students enrolled exclusively online are eligible to waive the insurance. The waiver form is available on the Forms tab.

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The medical insurance coverage periods are August 7, 2019 to January 9, 2020 for the fall and January 10, 2020 to August 6, 2020 for the spring. Waivers received by September 20, 2019 are for the entire academic year and those received by January 24, 2020 are for the spring. By waiving the BC Student Health Insurance Plan, a student is waiving coverage for the full coverage period.

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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 must be 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 from August 15, 2019 through August 14, 2020. To enroll, go to www.gallagherstudent.com/bc and click on the “Dental Enrollment Form” link. The enrollment deadline is September 30, 2019 for fall or annual coverage and February 29, 2020 for spring-only coverage.