UMASS-Worcester is committed to promoting good health and meeting the health care needs of our students. A health insurance plan is critical in providing peace of mind, knowing that students can receive the services they need in the event of a sickness or injury.
Massachusetts Law mandates that every student who is enrolled in a certificate, diploma, or degree-granting program carry adequate medical insurance to help cover the extra expenses of medical treatments. The UMASS-Worcester Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan provides coverage to students for a 12 month period, September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019. The start date may be earlier for the first year students. We urge you to consider enrolling in this plan because it includes a local and national network of Preferred Providers and is designed to be an affordable option.
If you are 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 by MassHealth Premium Assistance. To see if you're eligible, you are required to select the Waiver Form link below, select "YES, I am a Mass Health Member" on the next page, and follow the prompts to apply for Mass Health Premium Assistance.
ALL UMASS-WORCESTER STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO EITHER ENROLL OR WAIVE THE STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN. FAILURE TO WAIVE OR ENROLL WILL RESULT IN YOUR BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INSURANCE PREMIUM.
The ONLINE ENROLLMENT/WAIVER is the only
accepted process for making your insurance selection.