Every student at Vermont Law School taking five (5) or more credits must be covered by a health insurance policy, whether it be a Vermont Law School policy through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, or a comparable outside policy. Failure to participate in a health insurance plan will result in a $1,000 non-compliance penalty fee.

 

Vermont Law School offers health insurance coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, with deductible amounts ranging from $ 500 to $ 2,500. The two plans, Plan A and Plan B, differ by deductible amount, out-of-pocket maximums, price, etc. Click on the links to see the summary plan descriptions (SPDs) highlighting the coverage for each plan offered.  These plans also offer full coverage while traveling outside of the Vermont area - see list of providers at www.BCBSVT.com.

Distance Learning students and students taking fewer than 5 credits do not qualify for Vermont Law School health insurance coverage.

Vermont Law School will exempt students from purchasing one of the available Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Vermont plans if they have a policy that is comparable to one of the plans offered. The student must complete a waiver request form (see links in the right coumn) and submit it to Chantelle Blake, our student insurance administrator. If the present plan is not comparable to or better than the appropriate BCBS plan, the student will not be granted a waiver. In this case the student must either keep searching for another insurance plan or join one of the plans offered by Vermont Law School.

Waiver requests should be submitted well in advance of the start of the coverage period and must be renewed each year. A Verification of Coverage letter from your insurance provider is no longer required—just fill out the form.


HEALTH INSURANCE UPDATE FOR YEAR 2014-15

OPEN ENROLLMENT:
August 1-August 31 for an effective date of 9/1/14.

WANT TO CHANGE PLANS?
Complete a new enrollment form and submit during this period.

WANT TO ADD PARTNER OR SPOUSE?
Complete a new enrollment form and submit during this period.

WHERE CAN I FIND CURRENT PLANS AVAILABLE WITH INFORMATION AND PRICES?
Please refer to the links to the right for plan summaries.


Billing

Health Insurance for Residential students is billed twice a year; once in the Fall semester (coverage period of September 1-February 28) and once in the Spring semester (coverage period of March 1-August 31).

Health Insurance for accelerated JD students is billed 3 times a year; once in the Summer semester (coverage period of June 1-September 30), once in the Fall semester (coverage period of October 1-January 31) and once in the Spring semester (coverage period of February 1-May 31).

A non-compliance fee of $1,000.00 will be charged to your tuition account if you do not have Vermont Law School insurance in place or completed, approved waiver documentation on file each year. (This charge may be assessed at any time during the calendar year.) If at any point during the school year you are without insurance coverage, you may be charged the non-compliance fee to your tuition account on a pro-rated basis depending on how long you were without coverage.

 

Questions?

Chantelle Blake is our on-campus student insurance administrator. If you have a question about our health plans described above or other related coverage questions, please feel free to contact her.

Phone: 802-831-1236
Fax: 802-831-1212
E-Mail: cblake@vermontlaw.edu

Vermont Law School
Anderson House
P.O. Box 96
South Royalton, VT 05068-0096