Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Student Health Insurance Program

2017-2018 Academic Year

Dear Students,

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 2017-2018 Policy Year is through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. The premium is $2,755 and is effective from August 1, 2017, through July 31, 2018. 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 2017 semester MUST either waive or enroll in the MassArt Student Health Insurance Plan by doing the following no later than JUNE 30, 2017.

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 $2,755 from your student bill. The deadline for waiving the Student Health Insurance Plan is JUNE 30, 2017. The earlier you waive, the sooner the insurance charge will be removed from your student bill.

OR

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 2017-2018 Student Health Insurance Plan is JUNE 30, 2017. 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. To see if you’re eligible, select the Waiver Form or Enrollment Form link and follow the prompts.

Please note that the following students are not eligible to use this online waiver system:

  • International Students with foreign-based insurance carriers must purchase the MassArt Student Health Insurance Plan and may not waive
  • Undergraduate and graduate students taking less than 9 credits are not eligible for the MassArt Student Health Insurance Plan and therefore need not waive (nor can they enroll)
  • Students with Health Safety Net, MassHealth Limited, and Children's Medical Security Plan may not waive as these are not considered adequate health coverage. (MassHealth is considered acceptable coverage, and students with MassHealth may waive the MassArt student health insurance plan).

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 healthinsurance@massart.edu. For information regarding plan coverage and benefits please contact the Counseling and Health Services office at 617.879.7760.