Health & Wellbeing


Health Insurance

Massachusetts Law requires all students who will be enrolling at a college in Massachusetts to have adequate health and accident insurance. This law applies to all students carrying at least 75 percent of the full-time curriculum or 9 or more credit hours. The College has partnered with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care to offer a student health insurance plan that meets the benefit level required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. You may waive this insurance coverage only if you have health insurance that is comparable to this plan. For further information on minimum coverage required by law or to determine if your health insurance is comparable, please call 1-800-888-2250 or visit www.mass.gov/dhcfp and click on 'Student Insurance'. 

All Newbury students registered for 9 credits or more will be billed for health insurance and enrolled in the College's plan unless you complete the Online Waiver Process.

The charge for Newbury's student health insurance is $2,140. This provides you with health insurance coverage for the period August 24, 2016 to August 23, 2017. The coverage is only basic, thus we encourage you to review enclosed materials to decide if the plan suits your health needs.

If you would like to enroll in the health plan you do not need to do anything as all students are automatically signed up!

For more information about the student health insurance plan offered by Newbury College please visit our insurance information page at Gallagher Student Health Insurance: http://www.gallagherstudent.com/Newbury.  From this site you can print your health insurance ID card, view coverage information, or waive the student health insurance.
  

How to Waive

To waive automatic enrollment in the Newbury Student Health Insurance Plan you must complete an online waiver.  You may waive the Newbury Student Health Insurance If you are covered under a health insurance plan that meets the benefit level required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  The deadline to waive the Newbury Student Health Insurance is August 8, 2016.

You must take action to remove this charge or you will be automatically enrolled in the Newbury College Student Health Insurance Plan and will not be permitted to waive coverage after the August 8, 2016 deadline.

To waive your health insurance you must know your 9 digit Newbury College student ID and you must have your current insurance information available.  Once you have this information follow these steps to waive the insurance:

  • Go to http://www.gallagherstudent.com/Newbury
  • Click on "Student Waive/Enroll" on the left menu
  • Create an account (if it is your first time visiting) or log-in
  • Enter the required information from your current health insurance
  • Submit your waiver request

Find a Doctor

If you are looking for a preferred healthcare provider in the local area please visit Gallagher Student Health and click on "Find a Doctor."

Student Dental Plan

Newbury College students are able to purchase a Student Dental Plan provided by the Boston University School of Dental Medicine. The plan offers low-cost, high-quality care for students' basic dental needs such as cleanings and fillings. For more information please visit http://dentalschool.bu.edu/sdp.

If you have any questions regarding the insurance or immunization requirements please contact John Mayo, Assistant Director of Residence Life at (617) 730-7156 or email john.mayo@newbury.edu.