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. Student Financial Services is responsible for collecting the waiver and enrollment forms for each academic year. Insurance policies from other countries are not accepted.
Please view our health insurance Fact Sheet for important information regarding our insurance plans.
Waiving the Bentley University Insurance Plan:
Domestic students may waive the Student Health Insurance Plan offered through Bentley University if they have comparable insurance coverage. Undergraduate day students must waive prior to August 1 for the annual plan, or January 2 for new freshmen and transfer students for the spring semester. Graduate and evening students must waive prior to the first day of classes. All waivers must be done online using link below.
Waiver Application: Click here to waive insurance
If an approved waiver has not been submitted prior to the deadlines listed above, you will be required to pay for the Student Health Insurance Plan offered through Bentley University.
Note: If a student originally waived the Bentley health insurance plan, during the open periods for the fall or spring, and then subsequently loses their insurance coverage, he/she must notify University Health Plans at 800-437-6448 within 60 days of the loss of coverage. If eligible, the student will be enrolled in the Bentley health insurance plan at a prorated premium. If a student notifies University Health Plans after the 60 days, they will not be eligible to enroll in the Bentley health insurance plan.
Enrolling in the Bentley University Insurance Plan:
If you wish to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan offered through Bentley University, you must complete the enrollment form online by clicking the link below. Undergraduate students who wish to enroll in the annual plan must complete the enrollment form by August 1 or January 2 for new freshmen and transfer students for the spring semester. Graduate and evening students who wish to enroll in this plan must complete the enrollment form by the first day of classes.
Enrollment Form - Click here to enroll in the insurance plan
If you have already enrolled in the Bentley health insurance plan and need access to your membership id, click here.
It is important to note that Bentley's Student Health Insurance Plan will not be offered to dependents, including a spouse and/or children, in the 2018-2019 policy year. Please research other health insurance plans available in order to be prepared to transition your dependents to an alternative plan at the end of the 2017-2018 policy year, August 14, 2018. If you have any questions, please call Bentley's Student Health Insurance Plan Broker/Consultant, University Health Plans at 800-437-6448.
International Students (and Other Non-US Residents):
International and other non-US residents 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. Please click here to view the Bentley University health insurance policy for international students.
Click on the link below to review information pertaining to the Massachusetts SHP (Student Health Program) law. Link to SHP Information
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).
All students can click on the address below to view further student insurance options and information outlined in the Bentley University Center for Health and Wellness website.
If you are interesting in purchasing dental insurance from Delta Dental, it is available through University Health Plans. Please click here for more information: Dental Insurance