How to Waive the Student Health Plan (SHP)
- Effective August 1, 2015 our UMass Boston Student Health Plan is insured by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
- The Fall 2015 deadline to waive the SHP is October 1st
To ‘waive’ the student health insurance plan, the student must submit an online waiver to the bursars office and certify that he or she has alternative coverage, the name of the entity offering the plan, the policy number or member identification number, the name of the subscriber or primary enrollee and the relationship of that person to the student, and a statement that the coverage is comparable to the coverage required under a SHP plan. Students can access the waiver online through the WISER system.
You cannot waive the Student Health Insurance Plan if you are covered by:
- Mass Health Limited
- Health Safety Net
- Children’s Medical Security Plan
If you have questions about comparable coverage call the UHS Insurance Coordinator at (617) 287-5662
If you have any questions about the billing of student health insurance to your account, please contact the Bursar’s Office.