New Students

Massachusetts Law requires that all full-time students be enrolled in a qualifying student health insurance plan.

Incoming students will be automatically enrolled in the Aetna Student Health Plus individual plan with an effective date of August 2, 2017 .  Aetna Student Health Website

In addition, students have the option to enroll in the Aetna Student Basic Plan. (spouse or dependents are not eligible for enrollment in the Basic Plan)   If you wish to change from the default plan (Student Health Plus) to the Student Basic Plan you must send your request to insmed@bu.edu by the open enrollment deadline of August 31, 2017.

Student plan level change will not roll forward to the next plan year (2018-2019) and you will need to request a plan level change again next year during open enrollment.

If you do not choose to participate in either of the plans offered by the university you must document your participation in a health insurance plan with comparable coverage.

Please click the following link to access information regarding elements of a qualifying plan.

Comparable Coverage Checklist

If your current health insurance plan meets the guidelines, and you wish to waive the university plan, go to the Student Link select the tab Money Matters and then select Medical Insurance from the index.Student Link 

Deadline to waive health insurance is August 31, 2017.

Please Note:  Aetna Student Health Care benefits are terminated upon effective date of change in student status, i.e. leave of absence or withdrawal.

If you require additional information regarding University Policy please contact:

Ellen Millman
Boston University
Student Accounting Services
617-353-2870 (voice line)
617-353-3313 (office fax)

Email: insmed@bu.edu

Premium rates effective August 2, 2017:

New Students
08/02/17 to 08/14/18

Basic Plan – Annual Premium

Student       $2,166  (spouse or dependents are not eligible for enrollment in the Basic Plan)

Plus Plan – Annual Premium

Student      $2,979

Dependent Coverage
08/02/17 to 08/14/18

Plus Plan – Annual Premium

Spouse                                $2,979 (additional charge)

One Child                           $2,979 (additional charge)

Two or more Children    $5,958  (additional charge)