Health Insurance

· NAGPS Health Plan

· Local Insurance Providers

Government Programs

· Free Care - May provide free healthcare (or supplement costs not covered by your insurance) if you qualify.

· MassHealth - Massachusetts' Medicaid program. See also the basic rules for qualifying for MassHealth.

· Medical Security Plan - May provide healthcare coverage for your family if a member is currently unemployed.

· COBRA (article) - Allows some people to continue their employee health plans after leaving a job.

· Children's Medical Security Plan - May provide healthcare services for your children if you qualify.

Programs at Hospitals/Health Centers

· Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

· Brigham and Women's Hospital

· Fenway Community Health Center

· HealthNet Plan (Boston Medical Center)

· Network Health (Cambridge/Somerville Hospitals)

The Waiving Procedure
If you choose another insurance plan, you must formally waive the BU Student Medical Insurance Plan. To waive the BU plan, you should do the following:

1. Make sure the plan meets BU's requirements for a student insurance plan. You may wish to contact Student Account Services at 617-353-2264 if you are not sure.

2. Enroll in your alternative insurance plan.

3. Note the insurance company name and policy number (you'll need this info for the BU insurance waiver form).

4. To waive participation for the 2010-2011 academic year the completed waiver form must be received by Student Accounting Services no later than September 16, 2010 by 5:00 pm EDT. You can download a PDF version of the form at the bottom of this Student Account Services webpage or http://www.bu.edu/shs/fees/pdf/waiver.pdf. You can also pick up a form from Student Account Services at 881 Commonwealth Ave, Lower Level.

5. To waive participation for students starting in the spring 2011 semester, the completed waiver form must be received by Student Accounting Services no later than February 1, 2011.

6. International students can only file a Medical Insurance Waiver if they will be adequately covered by a US based health insurance provider.