MSU student health insurance plan

Blue Care Network (BCN) Student Health Plan

BCN is partnering with Ascension for enrollment and payment for the Student Health Plans. Graduate Assistants, medical and international students will be automatically enrolled in the student insurance coverage. All other students will be eligible to voluntarily enroll in the health insurance coverage.

With this coverage, you will have access to quality health care through hospitals, physicians and affiliated health care professionals in the BCN of Michigan provider network. Providers can be located on the BCN website.

BCN Customer Service: 800-662-6667
Website/Enrollment: bcbsm.com/msu

The BCN Student Health Plan covers a variety of health care services.

Who Is Eligible?

Voluntary Enrolled Students:

  • MSU College of Law students (who are actively attending classes on campus)
  • Undergraduate and graduate students who are in a degree program or Completing Certification
  • Visiting Scholars
  • Fellowship students
  • Lifelong Education Students (taking one or more credits)
  • English Language Program students
  • Students Completing Optional Practical Training (OPT)
  • Post Docs/Research Associates/Adjunct Professors (Not eligible for employee health insurance)

Automatically Enrolled Students:

  • International students
  • Medical students
  • Veterinary students 
  • Eligible dependents of students enrolled in the plan: spouse/domestic partner, children and stepchildren

Note: Dependent children must be under age 26.

2017-18 Academic Year Enrollment Deadlines and Coverage Periods

Voluntary Enrollment: bcbsm.com/msu

Any premium cost is due at the time of enrollment.

Voluntarily Enrolled Students and Eligible Dependents  Enrollment Periods, Deadlines and Coverage Periods

Enrollment Dates Coverage Period
Enrollment Period Enrollment Opens Enrollment Deadline Effective Date Termination Date
Annual July 24, 2017 September 30, 2017 August 15, 2017 August 14, 2018
Fall July 24, 2017 September 30, 2017 August 15, 2017 February 14, 2018
Spring I December 1, 2017 February 15, 2018 January 1, 2018 August 14, 2018
Spring II December 1, 2017 February 15, 2018 February 15, 2018 August 14, 2018
Spring III April 12, 2018 June 30, 2018 May 12, 2018 August 14, 2018
First Quarter July 24, 2017 September 30, 2017 August 15, 2017 November 14, 2017
Second Quarter October 15, 2017 November 15, 2017 November 15, 2017 February 14, 2018
Third Quarter January 15, 2018 February 15, 2018 February 15, 2018 May 11, 2018
Fourth Quarter April 12, 2018 June 30, 2018 May 12, 2018 August 14, 2018

Note: Dependents cannot be enrolled beyond the student coverage.

Automatically Enrolled:

Enrollment for international, medical and veterinary students is automatic.

Waive Coverage: International students, medical students and veterinary students who wish to waive out of the automatic enrollment in the BCN Student Health Plan can access the waiver system under their Stuinfo account.                    

Automatically Enrolled International, Medical and Veterinary Students Coverage Periods

Enrollment Dates Coverage Period
Enrollment Period Effective Date Termination Date
Fall August 15, 2017 February 14, 2018
Spring I January 1, 2018 August 14, 2018
Spring II February 15, 2018 August 14, 2018
Spring III May 12, 2018 August 14, 2018


International, Medical and Veterinary Students and Eligible Dependents Enrollment Periods, Deadlines and Coverage Periods

Enrollment Dates Coverage Period
Enrollment Period Enrollment Opens Enrollment Deadline Effective Date Termination Date
Fall July 24, 2017 September 30, 2017 August 15, 2017 February 14, 2018
Spring I December 1, 2017 February 15, 2018 January 1, 2018 August 14, 2018
Spring II December 1, 2017 February 15, 2018 February 15, 2018 August 14, 2018
Spring III April 12, 2018 June 30, 2018 May 12, 2018 August 14, 2018
First Quarter July 24, 2017 September 30, 2017 August 15, 2017 November 14, 2017
Second Quarter October 15, 2017 November 15, 2017 November 15, 2017 February 14, 2018
Third Quarter January 15, 2018 February 15, 2018 February 15, 2018 May 11, 2018
Fourth Quarter April 12, 2018 June 30, 2018 May 12, 2018 August 14, 2018

Note: Dependents cannot be enrolled beyond the student coverage.


2016-17 Academic Year Enrollment Deadlines and Coverage Periods

Voluntary Enrollment: bcbsm.com/msu

Any premium cost is due at the time of enrollment.

Voluntarily Enrolled Students and Eligible Dependents  Enrollment Periods, Deadlines and Coverage Periods

Enrollment Dates Coverage Period
Enrollment Period Enrollment Opens Enrollment Deadline Effective Date Termination Date
Annual July 25, 2016 September 30, 2016 August 15, 2016 August 14, 2017
Fall July 25, 2016 September 30, 2016 August 15, 2016 February 14, 2017
Spring I December 1, 2016 February 15, 2017 January 1, 2017 August 14, 2017
Spring II January 15, 2017 February 15, 2017 February 15, 2017 August 14, 2017
Spring III April 12, 2017 June 30, 2017 May 12, 2017 August 14, 2017
First Quarter July 25, 2016 September 30, 2016 August 15, 2016 November 14, 2016
Second Quarter October 15, 2016 November 15, 2016 November 15, 2016 February 14, 2017
Third Quarter January 15, 2017 February 15, 2017 February 15, 2017 May 11, 2017
Fourth Quarter April 12, 2017 June 30, 2017 May 12, 2017 August 14, 2017

Note: Dependents cannot be enrolled beyond the student coverage.

Automatically Enrolled:

Enrollment for international, medical and veterinary students is automatic.

Waive Coverage : International students, medical students and veterinary students who wish to waive out of the automatic enrollment in the BCN Student Health Plan can access the waiver system under their Stuinfo account .                    

Automatically Enrolled International, Medical and Veterinary Students Coverage Periods

Enrollment Dates Coverage Period
Enrollment Period Effective Date Termination Date
Fall August 15, 2016 February 14, 2017
Spring I January 1, 2017 August 14, 2017
Spring II February 15, 2017 August 14, 2017
Spring III May 12, 2017 August 14,2017


International, Medical and Veterinary Students and Eligible Dependents Enrollment Periods, Deadlines and Coverage Periods

Enrollment Dates Coverage Period
Enrollment Period Enrollment Opens Enrollment Deadline Effective Date Termination Date
Fall July 25, 2016 September 30, 2016 August 15, 2016 February 14, 2017
Spring I December 1, 2016 February 15, 2017 January 1, 2017 August 14, 2017
Spring II January 15, 2017 February 15, 2017 February 15, 2017 August 14, 2017
Spring III April 12, 2017 June 30, 2017 May 12, 2017 August 14, 2017
First Quarter July 25, 2016 September 30, 2016 August 15, 2016 November 14, 2016
Second Quarter October 15, 2016 November 15, 2016 November 15, 2016 February 14, 2017
Third Quarter January 15, 2017 February 15, 2017 February 15, 2017 May 11, 2017
Fourth Quarter April 12, 2017 June 30, 2017 May 12, 2017 August 14, 2017

Note: Dependents cannot be enrolled beyond the student coverage.