Dependent Coverage

Students enrolled for the 2014-2015 plan year may enroll their eligible dependents in the Student Basic Plan only. If you are enrolled in the 2014-2015 plan year, and your dependent(s) has a significant life change (such as marriage, divorce, or the birth or adoption of a child) that directly affects the insurance coverage, please contact Student Accounting Services for information on enrolling your dependent(s) for the balance of the plan year.  Email: Phone: 617-353-2870.

NOTE: Dependent coverage does not automatically roll over to the new plan year. If you wish to enroll your dependents for the 2015-2016 plan year, please see the information below.

Important changes for the 2015-2016 plan year:

As of the Fall 2015 semester, students must be enrolled at the PLUS plan level to add eligible dependents.  If you are enrolled in the Student BASIC plan and wish to enroll eligible dependents, you must upgrade to the Student PLUS plan by the open enrollment deadline of September 30, 2015. 

If your student account was assessed for the Boston University Student Basic level with your semester registration, visit the Student Link, select “Medical Insurance Providers,” click the “Reinstate Basic Plan,” or “Reinstate Plus Plan,” and confirm your selection.

If you enrolled in the Boston University Student Basic plan through a written request, you may send an email request to requesting to change to the Student Plus Plan. Be sure to include your BU ID number with your request.

The Open Enrollment Deadline for the Annual Policy is September 30, 2015.

Students enrolled in the Student Plus plan for Fall 2015 Semester

To enroll your dependents in the Student PLUS Plan, visit Aetna Student Health’s website. Select Enroll: Dependents. The Dependent Enrollment begins July 2, 2015

For students enrolled for the 2015-2016 policy year effective August 23, 2015, through August 22, 2016, the rates for the family plan are:

Student (Student PLUS): $2,713

Spouse (Student PLUS): $2,713

One Child (Student PLUS): $2,713
Two or More Children (Student PLUS): $5,426

(Professional Medical students (i.e. M.D. candidates), Dermatology students and Goldman School of Dental Medicine students may visit their school’s web site for information on plan rates and coverage dates.)

Professional Medical students (i.e. M.D. candidates), visit

Dermatology students, visit

Students at the Goldman School of Dental Medicine students, visit

The Dependent rates will also be published in the 2015-2016 Policy Brochure available at Aetna Student Health’s website in June 2015. The Open Enrollment Deadline for the 2015-2016 Policy Year is September 30, 2015.)

Students who are new for the Spring 2016 Semester only

Spring dependent enrollment is open only to students who are new as of the Spring 2016 Semester. The final enrollment deadline for dependents for the Spring policy period is January 31, 2016. Please refer to the instructions above to enroll your dependents in the plan.

For New Spring Students enrolled for the Spring/Summer policy period (January 1, 2016, through August 22, 2016) the rates for the family plan are:

Student (Student PLUS): $1,736

Spouse (Student PLUS): $1,736

One Child (Student PLUS): $1,736
Two or More Children (Student PLUS): $3,472

Important Note

You must be an Aetna Student Health member to add your dependents to the plan. Dependent premiums will be charged to your Boston University student account 7 to 14 business days after you submit your online enrollment. You will be responsible for payment in full of any resulting balance due.

*Eligible dependents are the insured student’s lawful spouse and dependent children under 26 years of age.

Note: Dependents of the student enrolled in the plan are not able to be seen at Student Health Services and do not require a referral from Student Health Services to access the outpatient benefits. A list of Preferred Providers may be viewed using Aetna’s DocFind® service at or through Aetna Navigator.