In accordance with Massachusetts State Law, Clark University requires all matriculated full-time and three-quarter-time students to participate in the Student Health Insurance Plan unless proof of comprehensive comparable coverage under a policy filed and approved in the US is provided.
Students must either complete the Online Enrollment Form, to enroll in the Clark University Student Health Insurance Plan, or complete the Online Waiver Form and provide proof of comparable coverage. Only matriculated full-time and three-quarter-time students are eligible to purchase this plan.
The 2022-2023 Clark University Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. The plan is ACA compliant and includes access to Blue Cross Blue Shield's national PPO network of providers. Students do not have to select a primary care physician and referrals are not required. Plan benefits can be found in the left-hand side navigation column.
Cost and Coverage Periods
|Annual Students||New Spring Students|
|Coverage Dates||8/15/22 - 8/14/23||1/1/23 - 8/14/23|
|Waiver Deadline||August 12, 2022||TBD|
If you are covered by a comprehensive health insurance plan you can opt-out of the Clark University SHIP by completing the Waiver Form, located in the left-hand side navigation menu. Before waiving, compare the cost, coverage, and benefits of the SHIP to your existing plan. Please consider the following:
If you do not submit a Waiver Form by the waiver deadline on August 12, 2022 you will be enrolled in the SHIP and responsible for the premium.
Students that need coverage should enroll in the SHIP by completing the Enrollment Form located in the left-hand side navigation menu. You must enroll in the plan to activate your coverage as of August 15, 2022. Students who waived the annual coverage but need to enroll please refer to the Qualifying Event Enrollment Process below.
All international students will be automatically enrolled in the SHIP and do not need to take any action. The waiver form is not available to international students online. Please contact University Health Plans at 833-251-1733 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are covered by a U.S. health insurance plan that meets all of the waiver requirements, above, to request the International Student Waiver Form.
Please note, health insurance plans marketed solely to international students are often not filed in the U.S., have limited benefits and/or coverage periods that do not comply with the Massachusetts Student Health Plan Regulations and the Clark University waiver requirements. ISO, PSI, Student Medicover, and NYIS Insurance are examples of companies that do not meet the waiver requirements.
Qualifying Event Enrollment Process
Students who waived the SHIP may qualify for a special enrollment period if they incur an involuntary loss of other coverage. To request an enrollment form and premium quote, contact University Health Plans at 833-251-1733 or email@example.com
To enroll, you must submit an enrollment form and a letter from your prior insurance company documenting your loss of coverage within 60 days of the qualifying event. The prorated premium will be added to your bill by Student Accounts.
OTHER IMPORTANT NOTICES
STUDENTS OUTSIDE THE U.S.: For the Fall 2022 semester, if you are remaining outside of the United States taking remote courses due to COVID-19 you may submit a waiver reporting you are remaining outside of the U.S. Clark will confirm you did not return to campus prior to processing. If you return to the U.S. during the semester you must contact University Health Plans at 833-251-1733 or firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll in the SHIP. Students who reported they are outside the United States for Fall 2022 and will remain outside the United Stated for Spring 2023 must resubmit a waiver request, otherwise you will be enrolled and responsible for the Spring 2022 premium.
RETURNING STUDENTS: All students must submit a new waiver or enrollment form each policy year by the final deadline, even if their decision or information has not changed since last year. If you are covered by the SHIP and do not complete a new enrollment form by the deadline, your insurance will become temporarily inactive until your name is resubmitted and reprocessed. A form MUST be on file for EVERY policy year during which you are a full-time or three-quarter-time matriculated student.
MISSING THE WAIVER/ENROLLMENT DEADLINE: Fall 2022 students who do not complete a health insurance waiver/enrollment form by the deadline of August 12, 2022 (or New Spring 2023 students by the TBD deadline), will be automatically enrolled in and charged for the Clark University SHIP in order for the University to be in compliance with Massachusetts Law. Students looking to waive will not be eligible for a refund for Student Insurance after the deadline of August 12, 2022 (TBD for New Spring 2023 students).
Should you have any enrollment/eligibility questions, please contact University Health Plans at 833-251-1733 or email@example.com. For questions about benefits and claims, please contact Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA at 888-753-6615.