In order to ensure compliance with Massachusetts' mandate on health insurance coverage, all SSW students are automatically enrolled in and billed for the School's health insurance plan. Those students who have separate coverage may waive enrollment.
Waiving the School's Health Plan
Those who have their own coverage and wish to waive the School's plan must provide the School with the name and address of their insurance company, policy number and a copy of the policy for verification.
All returning students who wish to waive enrollment in the School's health plan must complete waivers in July. New students complete waivers in the spring before their first summer term and again in July for the following year. Detailed information about the deadlines and how to complete the waiver are sent to students by email and posted on the Buzz.
Student Injury & Sickness Insurance Plan
The Student Injury & Sickness Insurance Plan is a comprehensive policy offered by HPHC Insurance Company, an affiliate of Harvard Pilgrim Heath Care. The policy provides inpatient and outpatient hospital services, mental health, diagnostic testing and lab services, and other specialty benefits.
- All registered full-time graduate students taking 3/4 of full-time credit hours or more are automatically enrolled in this insurance plan at registration, unless proof of comparable coverage is furnished.
- Eligible dependents
*Includes same-sex domestic partner
Prescriptions must be filled at a UHCP network pharmacy with a three-tier structure for co-pays ($15/$30/$50).
Length of Plan
Students are covered under the student health insurance plan through the end of the policy year (including after a student graduates). There is no option to continue coverage after this policy terminates.