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Student Health Insurance

The state of Massachusetts requires all full-time and three-quarter-time students to be enrolled in a qualifying student health insurance plan. This may be in the form of the student's own qualifying health insurance plan, or the qualifying health insurance plan offered through The Boston Conservatory. Students must either purchase the school sponsored health plan or show proof of comparable coverage in an alternate US based health insurance plan.

All full-time and three-quarter-time students are automatically enrolled in, and charged for, the Boston Conservatory Student Health Insurance Plan. An insurance card will be waiting for students at the beginning of the academic year.

The cost of insurance for the 2015-2016 year (coverage starting September 1st, 2015 and ending August 31st, 2016) is $1,680, for both undergraduate and graduate students. Students who wish to provide coverage for spouses and dependents should contact the Director of Wellness Services for these additional rates.

The Boston Conservatory maintains an agreement with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates to provide medical care for students. We strongly suggest that families review the list of insurance plans accepted at HVMA and elect to purchase the Student Health Insurance Plan if their family plan is not listed.

Please Note: If you do not wish to be enrolled you must waive the Student Health Insurance at each year. The waiver must be completed by Monday, August 3rd.

Student Health Insurance Plan

The Boston Conservatory Student Health Insurance Plan is administered by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and underwritten by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. For detailed information on coverage offered through The Boston Conservatory Student Health Insurance Plan, please visit the Gallagher Insurance website at, or click here for their FAQ's.

For questions concerning the plan, please see our FAQs or call Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Insurance at (800) 406-4912.

Important Note for all International Students

International students should note that Massachusetts state law requires that students must enroll in the Boston Conservatory Student Health Insurance Plan or have a comparable US based health insurance plan. Insurance coverage through carriers outside the U.S. is not acceptable. Although many travel plans offer some form of health insurance, most do not offer the minimum benefit level and required services that the state mandates, and many are not offered through insurance carriers in the U.S., and therefore would not be considered comparable coverage. In addition to the health insurance requirements, all international students are required to enroll in emergency medical evacuation and repatriation coverage at a nominal fee. If you are an international student participating in a US based insurance plan that fulfills the minimum requirements, please contact the Director of Wellness Services at (617) 912-9260 or to discuss a waiver.

For questions or concerns regarding health insurance requirements, contact Director of Wellness Services at (617) 912-9260 or

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