Insurance

10/22/18- Glitch with billing system

There's a small glitch with our billing system and statements are going to students on the Student Health Insurance Plan (S.H.I.P). Please disregard these. We are working with our vendor but do not know when this will be fixed.

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

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

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 Wellesley College students, including Davis Scholars are automatically enrolled in and billed for the Student Health Plan. 

The Annual Student Health Insurance Premium is $2,517.00 for the annual coverage period (8/15/18-8/14/19).

The Wellesley College Health Insurance Plan includes a strong nationwide Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) network of providers. Highlights of the Plan include:

  • Prescription Drug Benefits – No Cap ~ Prescription Copay $15 / $30 / $55
  • Office Visit Copay for Specialists $15.00
  • Emergency Room $50.00 per visit
  • MRI, CT & PET Scans $25.00 for in network facilities

For more information about what's covered, see your benefits summary.

If you are covered by MassHealth or a Massachusetts subsidized Health Benefit Plan then you are eligible to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan. However, 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 these plans.

  • Student FAQs explains the enrollment process, benefits and how the plan works.

Health Service submits claims for the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) ONLY.

Health Service does not submit bills/ claims to non­ SHIP. Student are responsible for payment of their own bills. Students are encouraged to submit paid bills to their insurance plan for reimbursement. The initial billing statement for services rendered is sent electronically to the student’s (secure) portal. After 45 days (from billing date), all unpaid statements are posted to student’s Wellesley College student account, with a $5 service fee and subject to College billing procedures. For more details, please see our Billing Policy.