Students at Research College of Nursing are required to carry health insurance. The college has negotiated an affordable and comprehensive healthcare plan for our students and their dependents through Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas City.

Students with comparable health insurance coverage are able to waive this plan during the designated waiver period each year. Those who do not opt-out by completing the online waiver will be automatically enrolled in the plan and billed the semester premium to your student account.

Blue Cross/Blue Shield student health insurance coverage

Coverage Term Coverage Dates
2021-2022 Plan Year August 1, 2021 – July 31, 2022
Fall 2021 August 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021
Spring/Summer 2022 January 1, 2021 – July 31, 2022
Preferred Care Blue PPO Plan Rates (cost per-month)
Employee $307.40
Employee and Spouse $645.52
Employee and Child(ren) $584.00
Family $829.94


  • Please visit the following link to complete your student health insurance waiver
    • You will need student name and date of birth to get into web areas
    • Current insurance card is required
  • Waiving the insurance for the spring semester will also waive for the summer. You will need to opt out again for the fall semester.
  • A successful waiver will generate a confirmation email that you should keep for verification purposes.
  • Waiver deadlines
    Semester Waiver Deadline Date
    2021-2022 Plan Year August 31, 2021
    Fall 2021 August 31, 2021
    Spring/Summer 2022 January 31, 2022

Healthcare member portal access

Please visit My Blue KC for extensive, local network access to providers, pharmacies, and facilities through the Preferred Care Blue Network.