College of the Holy Cross
STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN
2012 – 2013 Academic Year
The College of the Holy Cross has partnered with University Health Plans and Blue Cross Blue Shield to provide student health insurance for the 2012 – 2013 academic year. The insurance coverage is through Blue Cross Blue Shield with University Health Plans providing administrative support for enrollment and customer service for general insurance questions.
Massachusetts State Law requires that all students enrolled at least ¾ time must participate in a student health insurance program or in a health benefit plan with comparable coverage. Minimum benefit levels and services that are required for student health insurance plans are set forth in the Qualifying Student Health Insurance Program (QSHIP) regulation. To read the details on this law, visit www.state.ma.us/dhcfp, select Consumer, Insurance, Additional Insurance, Student Health Insurance and/or search for QSHIP and review the provided information.
Insurance coverage for the 2012 – 2013 academic year is from July 25, 2012 through July 24, 2013. The cost for this annual policy is $953.00. We also offer a second semester policy for those students who do not enter the College until January. The cost for this policy is $558.00 and runs from January 1, 2013 through July 24, 2013.
To ensure compliance with the QSHIP law, all Holy Cross students are automatically billed for the Student Health Insurance Program. Students must choose to waive or enroll in the medical insurance plan offered through the College no later than July 25, 2012 via the Bursar's website by clicking here. If coverage is not waived by July 15, 2012, students will remain enrolled in and billed for the Student Health Insurance Plan.
International students may not waive coverage unless they are covered by an insurance carrier based in the United States with coverage comparable to the College of the Holy Cross Student Insurance Plan.
A summary of the insurance benefits, directory of the provider network, and FAQs can be found via the links listed on the left.
University Health Plans is available to manage the enrollment and answer general questions about the insurance plan. To speak with a representative please call (800) 437-6448 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have specific questions regarding the benefits, please feel free to contact Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts at (888) 753-6615. If you have questions about your tuition bill, please contact the Office of the Bursar, College of the Holy Cross at (508) 793-2521.