Bursar's Office

Health Insurance

<Student health insurance carrier - Blue Cross Blue Shield - Academic 2017-2018 Policy Year Info >

In accordance with the State of Massachusetts “Student Health Program - SHP” (previously called QSHIP), students enrolled in 75% of the full-time curriculum in any Massachusetts institution of higher education required to participate in a school-sponsored qualifying SHP or an alternate health plan with comparable coverage. Students who are at least 75% of the full time curriculum are automatically billed for the SHP.  

Please note: All students billed for the Student Health Insurance must either “Confirm the enrollment” or “Waive with comparable coverage” via WISER.  Non-action by the deadline will result in enrollment by default. 

You cannot waive the Student Health Insurance Plan if you are covered by:

  • Mass Health Limited
  • Health Safety Net
  • Children’s Medical Security Plan

*Deadline to waive Fall 2017 Health Insurance online is 10/02/2017. 
(Failure to complete the Health Insurance Waiver on WISER/Finances by due date on bill may result in non-waivable late payment fees.)

Mass Health Premium Assistance Program:

If you are currently covered by MassHealth (other than Health Safety Net, MassHealth Limited, or Children’s Medical Security Plan), you may be eligible to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) and have the premium paid, in full, by MassHealth Premium Assistance. Read more

Please contact University Health Plans (UHP) for questions relative to coverage and benefits at 800.437.6448 or access their website.

Questions regarding waivers please contact Bursar's office at 617.287.5350 or send email to Bursar@umb.edu.

 **Eligibility International students must contact the Bursar’s Office to waive the insurance.**

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  • Bursar's Office
    Campus Center, 4th Floor
    University of Massachusetts Boston
    100 Morrissey Boulevard
    Boston, MA 02125

    Phone: 617.287.5350
    Fax: 617.287.3923
    bursar@umb.edu

    Office Hours:
    Monday–Thursday:
    8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
    Teller windows close at 5 p.m.

    Friday:
    8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.