Local Insurance Providers

(Information as of December 15, 1998.)

Below is a short table comparing a few individual insurance plans available locally. Although they are likely to be too expensive for a student to purchase, they provide a reference with which to compare other plans.

Company/Plan Monthly
Premium
Deductibles Doctor Visits Prescriptions
Blue Cross Blue Shield/HMO Blue
Phone #: 1-800-422-3545
$160.15 $500 for inpatient stays
  • $15 for doctor visit
  • lab work/x-rays at 100%
$20 (generic)
$25 (name brand)
Blue Cross Blue Shield/PPO Option
Phone #: 1-800-422-3545
$179.17 $250
  • 90% (in-network)
  • 70% (out-of-network)
  • lab work/x-rays at 100%
$20 (generic)
$25 (name brand)
Halvard Pilgrim/HMO Option
Phone #: 1-800-208-1221
$169.57
  • $500 for inpatient stays
  • $300 for outpatient surgery
  • $15 for doctor visit
  • lab work/x-rays at 100%
$20 (generic)
$25 (name brand)
Neighborhood Health Plan
Phone #: 1-888-828-5500
No individual plans (group plans only)
Tufts Health Plan/HMO Option
Phone #: 1-800-462-0224
$217.62 $500 for inpatient stays $15 for doctor visit $20 (generic)
$25 (name brand)


To contact the Graduate Student Organization on healthcare issues, send mail to healthcare@gso.bu.edu.
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