Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

2021-2022 Policy Year
Annual Term

The Annual Term Waiver and Enrollment Deadline has now passed.


In accordance with Massachusetts State Law, MCLA requires all undergraduate students registered in at least 9 credits and all graduate students registered in at least 7 credits to participate in the Student Health Insurance Plan unless proof of comparable coverage is provided. International students with a J-1 VISA are required to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan.

All returning and new incoming students for the Fall 2021 Semester must either:

  • Complete the On-Line Enrollment Form.
  • Complete the On-Line Waiver Form.

Returning and new Students for the Fall 2021 Semester who fail to complete the on-line enrollment or waiver form by the deadline date of September 17, 2021 will automatically be enrolled in MCLA’s Student Health Insurance Plan for the Annual Term of coverage (08/01/21 – 07/31/22), and will be billed accordingly. Waivers will not be accepted after the specified deadline, as provided by Massachusetts State Law. Completion of the on-line enrollment or waiver form is required annually.  Health Safety Net is not considered comparable coverage.

Please allow 3-5 business days from the date of your waiver submission for the credit to be reflected on your student bill.

Cost and Coverage Periods


    Annual Students    

  New Spring Students  

Coverage Dates

 8/1/21 - 7/31/22

1/1/22 - 7/31/22

Insurance Cost



Waiver/Enrollment Deadline   

September 17, 2021

To be Determined

In order to waive coverage, be sure that services covered by your current health insurance plan are reasonably accessible in the MCLA area:

  • Lab tests and x-rays
  • Prescription drugs
  • Outpatient hospital services
  • Mental health care
  • Emergency room care
  • Hospitalization (including room and board, physician’s fees, and surgical expenses)

Make sure you have a copy of your current health insurance card, as this card contains the information you will need to complete the waiver:

  • Name of your Insurance Company
  • Claims Street Address/PO Box
  • Telephone Number (800# preferred)
  • Group Name or Group Number (if applicable)
  • Name of Policyholder
  • Policy ID Number

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, select the Waiver Form link and follow the prompts.

You will receive a confirmation once you have successfully completed the waiver or enrollment process. Please retain this information. If you do not receive a confirmation, you will need to correct any errors and re-submit.  If you have any questions, please contact University Health Plans at 1-833-251-1709.

Waiver Form Enrollment Form