Health Center’s Checklist for New Grads

Before You Leave

  • obtain prescription refills
  • know location of your insurance card (we can make copy if on NEC's plan)
  • request copy of your medical record or immunization record—for future requests, download form here.
  • call 617-585-1284 (or come by SB112) for any questions

Health Insurance after Graduation

If enrolled in NEC’s insurance plan:

  • coverage continues through August 24, 2014
  • referral not required to obtain care once you have graduated
  • questions about coverage can be directed to Gallagher Koster
  • contact Stephen Hagen for questions about insurance claims or medical bills: (800) 457-5599 x 6458 or stephen_hagen@ajg.com

If enrolled under your parent’s insurance or in another plan:

  • check with the insurer for continuation of coverage
  • some plans end on day of, or 30 days following, graduation

If you will be resident in Massachusetts:

If you will be living in United States:

  • and changing to a new insurance plan
    • read the fine print to understand all of the benefits & requirements—  co-pays, network providers, etc.
    • know when it becomes effective
  • know importance of insurance -- compare cost of premium to cost of care for injury or hospital stay
  • newly legislated Affordable Care Act (ACA)—dependent coverage (under parent’s insurance) until age 26

Local Resources after Graduation

  • Health Care Associates (HCA) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) 617-754-9600
  • Leah McKinnon-Howe, MS, ANP-BC, can be reached during the summer by calling and leaving a message at HCA
  • Fenway Community Health Care 617-367-0900
  • Massachusetts General Hospital MGH) Walk-in Clinic 617-726-2707

Excellent resource for anyone re insurance coverage/healthcare information:
Tool Kit for Graduating Students at Young Invincibles

2014-03-25


LIFE IS A LOT LIKE JAZZ. IT'S BEST WHEN YOU IMPROVISE. GEORGE GERSHWIN