Massachusetts state law (see Mass.gov website for further details) requires all full-time students enrolled in a degree-granting program in the state to participate in a qualifying student health insurance program or be enrolled in a health care plan with comparable coverage. To comply with this law, all MassArt undergraduate and graduate students taking 9 or more credits MUST either waive or enroll in the MassArt Student Health Insurance Plan online. This is an annual process, and a waiver or enrollment form must be submitted each academic year to ensure that students have sufficient health insurance coverage while in attendance at the college. International students are required to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan.
The MassArt Student Health Insurance Plan for the 2018-2019 Policy Year is through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. The annual premium is $2,985 and is effective from August 1, 2018 through July 31, 2019. The spring premium for newly registered students is $1,748 and is effective from January 1, 2019 through July 31, 2019. For more information about the plan benefits, click on the "Brochure" link on the left of this page.
IMPORTANT: All students taking 9 or more credits for the Fall 2018 semester MUST either waive or enroll in the MassArt Student Health Insurance Plan by doing the following no later than the extended deadline of SEPTEMBER 28, 2018.
WAIVE the MassArt Student Health Insurance Plan online by selecting the "WAIVER FORM" link on the left side of this page. You will be asked to provide information about your insurance coverage. This is the only way to waive the school insurance plan and thus remove the annual charge of $2,985 from your student bill. The deadline for waiving the Student Health Insurance Plan for the 2018-2019 policy year has been extended to SEPTEMBER 28, 2018. The earlier you waive, the sooner the insurance charge will be removed from your student bill.
ENROLL in the MassArt Student Health Insurance Plan online by selecting the "ENROLLMENT FORM" link on the left side of this page. The deadline for enrolling in the 2018-2019 Student Health Insurance Plan has been extended to SEPTEMBER 28, 2018. By submitting the online enrollment form, you confirm your acceptance of the plan and expedite the processing of your insurance card. You may review the plan benefits by clicking on the "Brochure" link on the left of this page.
NOTE: 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. MassHealth members will be enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), the premium will be paid by MassHealth and waived from your student account. The benefits include access to a larger network of in-state providers as well as out-of-state and out-of-country coverage.
The MassHealth Premium Assistance program for students is not voluntary. If you are eligible for Premium Assistance, then you are expected to complete this process. If you fail to complete the form and therefore not enroll in SHIP you may lose your MassHealth benefits. To see if you’re eligible, select the Waiver Form link and follow the prompts.
Please note that the following students are not eligible to use this online waiver system:
For questions about the MassArt Student Health Insurance Plan, please contact University Health Plans at 800.437.6448. Questions about health insurance waivers or enrollments can be directed to the Business Office at 617.879.7900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.