The Massachusetts Health Insurance Law requires that every student registered for nine or more credits participate in the student health insurance program. This may be waived only if comparable health insurance coverage can be demonstrated and a student health insurance waiver form is on file in the Student Accounts Office before school begins. Free care is not considered Health Insurance.
For more information regarding student health insurance please visit Gallgaher Koster.
All students enrolled in child care, clinical laboratory science, dental hygiene, healthcare information, nursing, occupational therapy assistant, phlebotomy, and medical assisting programs must carry health insurance.
There is no longer Part-Time Student Coverage or Dependent Coverage through Bristol Community College. Go to Gallagher Koster or MA Health Connector for information on how to obtain insurance coverage.
Students who waive health insurance in error and decide they need the school’s insurance please visit Gallagher Koster to fill out a petition to add form.
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 who coverage is embassy-sponsored that provides comparable coverage, must participate in the Qualifying Student Health Insurance Program.” 114.6CMR 3.04 (3) (c).
Health Insurance Waiver
Directions for applying:
- Visit accessBCC
- Log in with your username and password
- Click on Student Health Insurance Waiver in left hand column under My accessBCC tab/My Quick Links
- Fill out the waiver as directed
- When waiver has been completed you will receive a confirmation e-mail.