The Massachusetts Universal Health Care Act (SHP) requires all students enrolled at least three-quarter time (6.75 credits for graduate students; 9 credits for undergraduate students) to participate in a qualifying U.S. based health insurance program. Click on the following link to review information pertaining to the Massachusetts SHP (Student Health Program) law. Link to SHP Information
Student Financial Services is responsible for collecting the waiver and enrollment forms for each academic year. Insurance policies from other countries are not accepted. All students are required to enroll or waive in the Bentley Student Health Insurance plan. For more information about the 2013-2014 academic year health insurance plan or to waive and enroll in the plan, go to Student Financial Services.
International students are required to be enrolled into the student health insurance plan at Bentley University, regardless of if they have purchased their own domestic health insurance plan.
In addition to the MA SHP requirements, colleges and universities are also required to include certain benefits in their student health insurance plan under the requirements of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act).
Massachusetts residents may be eligible for insurance offered by the Commonwealth. More information is available here.
The student health insurance plan offered for 2012-2013 is Aetna Student Health.
Annual coverage is $1,453.00 coverage effective 8/15/12-8/14/13.
|Please contact Aetna Student Health at 1.800.481.8814 for questions about benefits. Information can also be found online at www.aetnastudenthealth.com|
For optional dental and vision insurance coverage visit University Health Plans.
As of July 1, 2007, all Massachusetts residents 18 years or older must carry health insurance that meets certain minimum standards. Those who do not meet this requirement will lose their personal exemption while filing their state personal income taxes.
Should you be unemployed after graduation, or your employer does not provide health insurance coverage, please note that you have options.
Under the Affordable Health Care Act, the new health care reform in the United States, many young adults will be eligible to remain on their parent's health insurance plan until their 26th birthday. For more information you can click on the widget below:
Massachusetts residents can visit the Commonwealth Connector for information about this law and resources to assist you with selecting a health insurance plan. Residents of any state can also access insurance information and options through the HealthCare.Gov website.
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