The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires students to be covered by a comprehensive health insurance program. Accordingly, the College makes available a general health insurance program to meet the standards set by the Commonwealth. The insurance carrier is Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.  The policy begins in the fall semester and continues for 12 months. Students will be irrevocably enrolled in this plan unless a waiver is completed prior to July 1. The waiver stipulates that personal coverage will be maintained during the enrollment period. If a waiver is not on file by July 1, the student will be billed for the insurance premium and will remain responsible for payment of said premium. The waiver must be renewed annually.

If a student's insurance is cancelled at any point during the academic year they are required to notify Student Accounts within 60 days of the loss of coverage.  Olin's Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance is available.  Please consult Student Accounts for applicable rates. Payment is due immediately.

Students can file their health insurance waiver form or enroll in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Plan online. Go to and click on Olin College then follow the prompts. Have your Olin student ID number available (new students received this number from the Admission Office).  Once on the University Health Plan website, you will have access to the insurance policy benefits and details on the coverage.