What it Costs to Go to QCC
Academic year 2008-2009 is the 20th year of implementation of the
Massachusetts mandatory health insurance law. Under this law, each college must
require all students carrying nine credits or more in all divisions, to
participate in the student health insurance program or in a health insurance
program with comparable coverage.
Students of Quinsigamond Community College will be insured by Nationwide Life
Insurance Company's Injury and Sickness Insurance Policy with benefits as
described in the benefits summary. Complete brochures will be mailed upon
enrollment. If you have comparable coverage you may wish to waive participation
in the Massachusetts Community College Insurance Plan.
Students who wish to
waive coverage must complete the waiver form.
The premium charge for the fall 2008 Massachusetts Community College Health
Insurance Plan is estimated at $840 and is subject to change. This charge will
appear on your bill. The fall annual enrollment covers the period from September
1, 2008 through August 31, 2009. Insurance coverage for students registering for
Spring only is $575.
All online waivers must be completed at registration time, or by September 30,
2008, otherwise all eligible students will automatically be enrolled in this
plan, the charge will remain on your bill and payment will be required in order
to retain your registration and attend classes. If you do not have access to a
computer with internet access, computers are available at the Harrington
Learning Center on campus, in the computer labs, and at other locations
throughout the campus.
International Students -- Coverage by insurance carriers outside the U.S. and
coverage by foreign national health service programs are deemed not to be
comparable to coverage under a qualifying student health insurance program.
Students with foreign health coverage, other than students who are enrolled in a
program requiring health insurance, and students whose coverage is embassy
sponsored that provides comparable coverage, must participate in the qualifying
student health insurance program."114.6 CMR 3.04 (3) (c).
You will receive an ID card from University Health Plans once you have enrolled
in the Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan.
A voluntary dental insurance program insured by Delta Dental is also
available. To access additional information and to enroll in the dental plan go
Health Plans click on Massachusetts community colleges then your campus and
select the dental option.