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All full-time students and students carrying a 3/4 course load (or more)
must provide proof of enrollment in a medical
insurance plan that meets the Commonwealth mandated guidelines (law)*or be
automatically enrolled in a college-sponsored plan.
Massachusetts colleges are required to sponsor a health plan (with an
outside, bid-initiated company) as a mechanism to provide full-time and
3/4-time students an affordable option for health insurance, if they are
otherwise uncovered. The Bridgewater State University Student Health
provided by University Health Plans and is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue
Shield, Blue Care Elect Preferred (PPO). The premium for the academic
2012-2013 year is $1,261 per year (and the policy is in effect from August 1,
2012 until July 31, 2013). If you have comprehensive health insurance,
you may have this fee ($1261) removed from your bill, by electronically
WAIVING* the insurance (see the description below) by the deadline of
September 30th (for each fall semester) and by February 28th (for those
who not enrolled in the fall). Waiver must be submitted each year.
The Insurance Brochure: To access the Bridgewater State
University Sponsored Student Health Insurance, please visit:
The Waiver (proof of enrollment in one's own or one's
parents' policy for the academic year): click here:
To Enroll (to receive your card and begin utilizing your benefits
starting August 1, 2012) Students who enroll in the school sponsored plan
must confirm payment with Student Accounts. http://www.universityhealthplans.com/intro/BridgewaterSC.html
If you are a full-time or three-quarter
time matriculating undergraduate or graduate student for Fall, 2012 at
Bridgewater State University, you are required to have sufficient health insurance
coverage while attending the University.
*In Massachusetts, the state has implemented
specific regulations concerning student health insurance under the
Qualifying Student Health Insurance Program (QSHIP). These regulations
mandate that Bridgewater State University offer a student health insurance
program that meets specific requirements. Within the parameters of these
requirements, the University may elect to allow full-time and three-quarter
time students the option of waiving participation in a qualifying student
health insurance plan, provided they participate in a health benefit plan
with comparable coverage. This personal insurance carrier information
must be certified in an on-line waiver transaction.
The Bridgewater State
University Insurance Plan has been developed especially for Bridgewater State
University students in conjunction with University Health Plans. The Plan
provides coverage for illnesses and injuries that occur on and off campus
and includes special cost-saving features to keep the coverage as affordable
as possible. All full-time students attending Bridgewater and part-time
students registered no less than three-quarter time are eligible to take the
In order to decline the
offer for the Bridgewater State University Student Health Plan,
you must supply other insurance
carrier information to the University on-line by September 30, 2012. The
Plan coverage period extends from August 1, 2012 to July 31, 2013. Please
take into consideration if your Health Plan offers coverage in the
Bridgewater, MA area before declining coverage. HMO plans based in states
other than Massachusetts has a limited network and limited coverage.
Please note: All International Students must purchase the Bridgewater State
University Health Insurance Plan.
The On-line Bridgewater State University
Insurance Waiver form is available on University Health Plan's website. Please follow the provided link:
Please note: Paper
waivers or petitions to waive will not be accepted! You must waive online
by the deadline date (September 30th) to avoid being charged for the
University Health Plan premium.
Commonwealth Care does not
represent comparable coverage. People who are covered by Commonwealth
Care cannot waive the $1,261 premium. For questions about Commonwealth Care,
contact your provider.
Mass Health coverage is accepted
as comparable coverage; students with Mass Health may waive the insurance
University Health Plans, Inc.
1 Batterymarch Park,
Local: (617) 472-5324
Fax: (617) 472-6419
Though even part-time (less than
three-quarter time status) students must have insurance in Massachusetts,
the college is not bound to force your compliance. A part-time student (less
than three-quarter time status) will not be automatically enrolled in the
Bridgewater State University Sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (through
University Health Plans). The college-sponsored student health insurance
plan does not enroll part-time students.
For more information on this
enrollment/waiver process, benefit details, claims processing and
pre-certification or general questions and clarification inquiries please
contact University Health Plans, Inc (contact
Last Modified: July 20, 2012
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