Continuing Students

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

All students currently enrolled in the Aetna Student Health Plus plan will continue their current coverage.

All other continuing students will be automatically enrolled in the Aetna Student Health Plus individual plan with an effective date of August 15, 2023.

Students have the option to enroll in the Aetna Student Basic Plan (spouse or dependents are not eligible for enrollment in the Basic Plan).

Continuing students who wish to change to the Student Basic Plan for the 2023-2024 plan year may send their request to by the open enrollment deadline of September 20, 2023.

Student plan level change will not roll forward to the next plan year (2024-2025) and you will need to request a plan level change again next year during open enrollment.

Aetna Student Health Website

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

Comparable Coverage Checklist

If you do not choose to participate in either of the plans offered by Boston University, you must document your participation in a health insurance plan with comparable coverage.  The Student Accounts Office will be communicating with students regarding the waiver procedure.  Please keep an eye out for their email.

Deadline to waive health insurance is September 20, 2023.

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)


Premium rates effective August 15, 2023:

Continuing Students

Basic Plan – Annual Premium

Student      $3,280  (spouse or dependents are not eligible for enrollment in Basic Plan)

Plus Plan – Annual Premium

Student      $4,403

Dependent Coverage
08/15/23 to 08/14/24

Plus Plan – Annual Premium

Spouse                                 $4,403                   (additional charge)

One Child                            $4,403                   (additional charge)

Two or more Children     $8,806                   (additional charge)