Insurance, Billing and Fees
- Effective August 1, 2015 our UMass Boston Student Health Plan is insured by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
- Out of state students attending UMass Boston online may not purchase the SHP
- Fall Deadline to Waive the SHP 10/1/15
UMass Boston Student Health Fee
The mandatory student health fee is included in the Combined Mandatory Fees which are charged on a per-credit basis. This fee funds a variety of programs offered by University Health Services, including UHS Health Education and Wellness programs and activities and services available through the UHS Counseling Center.
Medical Insurance and Billing
UHS General Medicine currently accepts and can bill a variety of commercial health insurance plans. The amount that you pay for services provided depends upon the schedule of deductibles, coinsurance and copayments associated with your health insurance plan. It is important that you understand the coverage provided by your health insurance plan. Please bring your insurance card with you when you come to UHS. Copayments are due at the time that services are provided.
Patients insured by a health maintenance organization or point-of-service plan (POP)which requires primary care provider (PCP) referrals must obtain one for care at UHS.
Student Health Plan (SHP)
Aetna Student Health is the current underwriter for the University of Massachusetts Boston SHP. If you have the Aetna SHP the $250 plan year deductible is WAIVED when you obtain your care at UHS. For detailed information about the coverage provided under this plan visit the Aetna Student Health members web site.
Effective August , 2015 Blue Cross Blue Shield will administer the Student Health Plan.