Student Health Service

Gallagher Student Insurance

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts mandates that every student is enrolled in a qualifying health insurance plan. Amherst College offers an insurance plan underwritten by United Healthcare Student Resources and managed by Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk insurance (known as Gallagher Insurance) to enrolled students. See also the Handbook section concerning medical insurance.

Visit Gallagher Insurance web site for more information:

Gallagher student insurance coverage effective dates:

August 15, 2015 through August 14, 2016

The policy year terminates at 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 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 medical needs requires to be seen by a private medical office (a provider who is not part of the Keefe Health center staff) the student is responsible any co-payment 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.