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Health Insurance

The College of the Holy Cross has partnered with University Health Plans and Blue Cross Blue Shield to provide student health insurance for the 2013 – 2014 academic year.  The insurance coverage is through Blue Cross Blue Shield with University Health Plans providing administrative support for enrollment and customer service for general insurance questions.

Massachusetts State Law requires that all students enrolled at least ¾ time must participate in a student health insurance program or in a health benefit plan with comparable coverage.  Minimum benefit levels and services that are required for student health insurance plans are set forth in the Qualifying Student Health Insurance Program (QSHIP) regulation.  To read the details on this law, visit http://www.mass.gov/chia, select  "Student Health Insurance" and/or search for QSHIP and review the provided information.

Insurance coverage for the 2013 – 2014 academic year is from July 25, 2013 through July 24, 2014.  The cost for this annual policy is $1,024.00.  We also offer a second semester policy for those students who do not enter the College until January.  The cost for the second semester policy is $599.00 and runs from January 1, 2014 through July 24, 2014.

To ensure compliance with the QSHIP law, all Holy Cross students are automatically billed for the Student Health Insurance program.  Students must choose to waive or enroll in the medical insurance plan offered through the College no later than July 25, 2013 by following the instructions below.

International Students may not waive coverage unless they are currently enrolled in a plan of comparable coverage through a U.S. based insurance company.

For a complete description of the benefits available, limitations, and exclusions, please download a brochure from the bottom of this page.

To Waive Student Health Insurance

To waive the Student Health Insurance plan for the 2013 – 2014 academic year, please click on the link below titled "Submit Student Health Insurance Election".  This will direct you to the student’s STAR account.  At this time, only students have access to the STAR account.

  • Log into STAR with your User ID and password. From the Holy Cross homepage, select Login, which is located in the upper hand right corner.  Next, click on STAR-student Academic Records and enter your User ID (username) and network password. (The User ID and password for incoming and transfer students is provided on a sheet in the back pocket of the Student Guide.)   Select Student Center
  • In the Finances section, click on the go to… drop down button.
  • Select Health Insurance and click on the arrow at the right.
  • Carefully ready the introductory information.
  • Click on "I want to waive the Student Health Insurance".
  • Review the statements of acknowledgement that you will be agreeing to and then click on "Enter/Edit Waiver Information".
  • Complete all of the information and click on "Submit".
  • A completed waiver will appear along with a box that states "waiver successfully created".  Click on "OK".  You can print a copy for your records.  If you need to edit/change your information, you can click "Enter/Edit Waiver Information”.

After you have completed the waiver, please click on "Verify your Health Insurance in Online Student Health" and update your health insurance information in Health Services' electronic medical record system.

 

To Enroll in Student Health Insurance

To enroll in the Student Health Insurance plan for the 2013 – 2014 academic year, please click on the link below titled “Submit Student Health Insurance Election”.  This will direct you to the student’ STAR account.  At this time, only students have access to the STAR account.

  • Log into STAR with your User ID and password. From the Holy Cross homepage, select Login, which is located in the upper hand right corner.  Next, click on STAR-student Academic Records and enter your User ID (username) and network password. (The User ID and password for incoming and transfer students is provided on a sheet in the back pocket of the Student Guide.)  
  • Select Student Center
  • In the Finances section, click on the go to… drop down button.
  • Select Health Insurance and click on the arrow at the right.
  • Carefully ready the introductory information.
  • Click on "I want to enroll in the Student Health Insurance".
  • Carefully read the statement acknowledging enrollment in the student health insurance plan and the cost of the plan
  • Check the box and click on "Submit".
  • An acknowledgement statement of your enrollment in the student health insurance plan will appear.  You can print a copy for your records.

 
Submit Student Health Insurance Election


Student Injury & Sickness Insurance Program for Academic Year 2013-2014