Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Student Health Insurance Plan

2021-2022 Academic Year

Welcome to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy Student Health Insurance Plan

State law requires that all full and 3/4 time students have health insurance coverage that meets or exceeds the minimum standards as set forth in Massachusetts Law C.15A, s.18 (text available on the website). State Law requires all registered students attest to comparable coverage or be enrolled in the schools student health insurance plan. If you do not complete the online insurance waiver by the deadline date of September 30, 2021 you will automatically be enrolled and your account will be charged.

The Student Health Plan for the 2021-2022 Policy Year is through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.  Massachusetts Maritime Academy has partnered with University Health Plans to administer the plan and help with waiver, enrollment, or benefit-related questions. University Health Plans can be reached at 833-251-1708  or

Student Health Insurance Policy Period, Rates and Deadlines:

  Annual Students New Spring Students
Coverage Period August 1, 2021-July 31, 2022 January 1, 2022-July 31, 2022
Premium $3,504 $2,050.25
Waiver Deadline September 30, 2021 TBD

Massachusetts Maritime Academy students are required to participate in Sea Term, Commercial Shipping and Coop. These assignments often feature travel throughout the United States and foreign ports of call. You should confirm your HMO’s policies regarding coverage for students traveling away from their service areas, and repatriation for students sick or injured while traveling overseas.

Please note the following students are not eligible to waive the student health insurance plan:

  • International Students with foreign based insurance carriers must purchase Massachusetts Maritime Academy Student Health Insurance and may not waive.
  • Undergraduate students taking less than 9 credits are not eligible for Massachusetts Maritime Academy Student Health Insurance and therefore need not waive.
  • Health Safety Net is not considered comparable coverage.
  • Students with Travel Insurance.

The waiver deadline for the 2021-2022 Fall Semester is September 30, 2021. The earlier you waive, the sooner the charge will be removed from your bill. If you have a life changing event (i.e. loss of coverage) and need to change your election, please contact University Health Plans at 833-251-1708 or to complete the appropriate forms.