The Commonwealth of Massachusetts mandates that every student is enrolled in a qualifying health insurance plan. Amherst College offers an insurance plan underwritten by Blue Cross Blue Shield and managed by Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk insurance (known as Gallagher Insurance) to enrolled students. See also the Handbook section concerning medical insurance.
On July 11, 2017, the student insurance health forms, insurance waiver, and other materials will be available at the Gallagher Insurance web site.
Gallagher student insurance coverage effective dates: August 15, 2017 through August 14, 2018
The policy year terminates at 12:01 a.m. on August 15 each year, or at the end of the period through which the premiums are paid, whichever is earlier.
There is a copayment for medicines, travel immunizations, and some appliances (splints, etc.).
If a student's medical needs requires them to be seen by a private medical office (a provider who is not part of the Keefe Health center staff) the student is responsible for any co-payment that may be due at the time of visit. We advise to call your insurance company to confirm your insurance benefits.
Students are required to present their insurance card at the time of medical appointments.