Student Health Plan (SHP)
- Questions about your Aetna Student Health Plan? Need to print an ID card, review your coverage, find a health care provider? Find answers on the Aetna Members web site.
- The Spring 2013 deadline to waive the SHP is March 15, 2013
About Mandatory Coverage for College Students
Massachusetts State law requires students enrolled in 75% of full-time curriculum in any Massachusetts institution of higher education to participate in a school-sponsored qualifying Student Health Program (“SHP”) or an alternate health plan with comparable coverage.
The Student Health Insurance Plan offered through University Health Services meets SHP requirements. Students who are at least 75% of full time are automatically billed for the Student Health Insurance Plan. All other students should inquire as to their eligiblity to purchase the insurance by contacting the Bursar’s Office.
Students may opt out of the SHP by completing the online waiver on your WISER account, indicating that they have comparable coverage under another plan.
You can learn more about Massachusetts SHP Requirements here.