Student Insurance

Dear Bluefield College Student:

As you know, we care about you and your health. To this end, we have always required our students to have health insurance. Beginning in Fall 2010, a process was put in place for all BC students who are enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester and in a degree-seeking program to complete an online waiver.

Students who have their own insurance and do not want to purchase the insurance through the school; however, will still need to complete an online waiver each semester and provide up-to-date information about their current insurance plan for verification purposes. Any student who does not waive out of the insurance plan will be charged the premium and automatically enrolled in the program.

Students who wish to be enrolled in the insurance plan simply do nothing. The charges will remain on your account and you will need to complete your enrollment information online.

Please note when you receive your statement from the Bluefield College business office, there will be a $725.00 insurance adjustment made to your statement. This charge will be removed after the waiver/enrollment period closes each semester (only) if you have completed the waiver. If you have not completed the waiver during the open enrollment dates, the charge cannot be removed from your account.

Current information about the insurance will be sent out through your student e-mail, the Parent Club, and posted on the Student Development web pages. Please check all of these for effective dates of coverage and the open and closing of the enrollment/waiver period each semester, as these time frames will vary.

Pearce & Pearce is the insurance vendor and the insurance brochure can be found online at www.studentinsurance.com. Please visit the site and review the highlights of your student insurance plan, as well as familiarize yourself with all student insurance information.

In this difficult economy and current job market, it has become increasingly difficult for parents to provide this benefit. Bluefield College is excited to be able to offer you this value-added benefit.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Student Development at (276)326.4207 or e-mail .

Blessings,

David Taylor
Vice President for Student Development