The Massachusetts Health Insurance Law requires that every student registered for nine or more credits participate in the student health insurance program. This may be waived only if comparable health insurance coverage can be demonstrated and a student health insurance waiver form is on file in the Student Accounts Office before school begins. Free care is not considered Health Insurance.
For more information regarding student health insurance please visit Arthur J Gallagher & Company.
All students enrolled in child care, clinical laboratory science, dental hygiene, healthcare information, nursing, occupational therapy assistant, phlebotomy, and medical assisting programs must carry health insurance.
There is no longer Part-Time Student Coverage or Dependent Coverage through Bristol Community College. Go to Arthur J Gallagher & Company or MA Health Connector for information on how to obtain insurance coverage. for information on how to obtain insurance coverage.
Students who waive health insurance in error and decide they need the school’s insurance please visit Arthur J Gallagher & Company to fill out a petition to add form.
International Students – “Coverage by insurance carriers outside the U.S. and coverage by foreign National Health Service programs are deemed not to be comparable to coverage under a qualifying student health insurance program. Students with foreign health coverage, other than students who are enrolled in a program requiring health insurance, and students who coverage is embassy-sponsored that provides comparable coverage, must participate in the Qualifying Student Health Insurance Program.” 114.6CMR 3.04 (3) (c).
Health Insurance Waiver
To waive the Student Health Insurance Plan through Arthur Gallagher Student for Fall 2017:
- Log on to www.gallagherstudent.com/BCC or Access BCC Account selecting under the Quick Links Health Insurance Waiver
- Click on ‘Student Waive’
- Create a user account or Log in (if a returning user)
- Select the ‘I want to waive’ button. If waiving the insurance, you’ll need information on your current health insurance ID card. Upon completing your on-line form you will be ask to review the information provided and click ‘submit’ to complete the process. Immediately upon submitting your Online Form you will receive reference number.
Not all plans are considered comparable, such as out-of-state Medicaid plans, regional HMO’s and the following MassHealth plans – Health Safety Net, MassHealth Limited and Children’s Medical Security.
If you have any questions please contact the Student Accounts Office at 508.678.2811, Ext 2160 or Arthur Gallagher Student at 1.877.306.9102.
Questions? Contact Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk toll free 1.877.306.9102 or by going to our website and clicking on the Customer Service Link.