Insurance

ABOUT INSURANCE


Students with Commercial Insurance: Please make sure that Health Service has an updated copy of your
insurance card on file.

Wellesley College is pleased to announce that for the 2014-2015 Academic Year we have teamed up with Blue Cross and Blue Shield to provide health insurance coverage for our students.

All students enrolled at least 3/4 time are required by Massachusetts State law to enroll in the Student Health Insurance or be covered by a health insurance plan with comparable coverage. To ensure compliance with Massachusetts law, Wellesley College students, including Davis Scholars are automatically enrolled in and billed for the Student Health Plan. To read the details on this law, visit www.state.ma.us/dhcfp. Click on “Student Health Insurance Program” and review the information on this page.

Wellesley College Health Service offers care to all students regardless of your insurance coverage.  

Wellesley College offers College insurance through our agent University Health Plans, Inc. The insurance coverage is provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield.

University Health Plans, Inc has provided an FAQ list for Wellesley College students. This helps to describe enrollment, benefits and how the plan works.

 

2014-15 VOLUNTARY DENTAL & VISION INSURANCE


Voluntary Dental Insurance and Vision Insurance are available to students through University Health Plan. On University Health Plans’ website, select Wellesley College from the list of schools, and then select either the DeltaCare Dental Plan or the VSP Vision plan to view plan details. Students can enroll with a credit card through University Health Plans’ website. The annual cost of the dental insurance is $352 and annual cost of the vision insurance is $159. The plans commence on September 1, 2014 and are effective through August 14, 2015.  The enrollment deadline for both plans is August 15, 2014.

Do you need more than a month's worth of medication while traveling abroad?

Attached are the instructions students studying abroad  should follow in order to get their prescriptions. Students with private insurance are encouraged to contact their insurance company directly regarding how to obtain more than a month's supply of medication.Students with college health insurance can have prescriptions filled at any ExpressScripts Pharmacy. Find your nearest pharmacy by using the Express Scripts pharmacy locator tool.

Effective 1/3/2014: If you are covered by MassHealth or a Massachusetts subsidized Health Benefit Plan then you are eligible to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan. Please note that Health Safety Net, MassHealth Limited, and Children’s Medical Security Plans are not considered comparable to the Student Health Insurance Plan and you are not eligible to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan with those plans.

PLEASE NOTE: Our clinicians are not HMO providers with Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Therefore, we do not submit claims with BC/BS nationwide. All Students are responsible for payment of charges and can submit claims to their insurers for reimbursement. If you have any questions please call our Billing Coordinator at x2811. See our Billing Policy.

Click here for our June, 1 2014 Well-Insured, an insurance based webinar. 

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Contact Us

Wellesley College Health Service
 

Simpson Building

106 Central Street

Wellesley, MA 02481

Phone: 781.283.2810
Fax: 781.283.3693

 

 

healthmd@wellesley.edu *Please note that staff may not read or respond to messages for several days. E-mail is not a secure form of communication.  The confidentiality of private and sensitive information cannot be assured. E-mail is not appropriate for urgent or emergency situations.*

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