2021-2022 Academic Year


Lasell University has partnered with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts and University Health Plans to provide health insurance coverage for our students. All undergraduate students enrolled in at least 9 qualifying credits are required by Massachusetts State law to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) or be covered by a health insurance plan with comparable coverage. To ensure compliance with Massachusetts law, undergraduate students who are registered for 9 or more credit hours are automatically billed for the SHIP. To read the details on this law, click here.  

University Health Plans can be reached at 833-251-1714 or for help with waiver, enrollment, or benefit-related questions.

Student Health Insurance Policy Periods and Premium Rates

  Annual Students     NEW Spring Students
Coverage Dates 8/15/21 - 8/14/22 1/1/22 - 8/14/22
Insurance Cost  $3,422 $2,144
Waiver Deadline       October 8, 2021 January 3, 2022

Waiver and Enrollment Process

ENROLLMENT FORM: Complete this form if you want to expedite your SHIP enrollment process to receive your BCBS ID card sooner. If you do not complete this form, your information will not be added to the insurance plan system until after the annual effective date of 8/15/21 or the spring effective date of 1/1/22 for NEW spring students. To enroll, please click “Enrollment Form” on the left-hand side of this page, complete all required information and then click submit.

Please Note: The 2021-2022 policy is based on a replication of the 2020-2021 plan design with the following plan changes:     

  • The out-of-pocket maximum will be $5,000 combined for medical and prescriptions
  • The prescription drug benefit will be:
    • $15 for Tier 1 medications
    • $30 for Tier 2 medications
    • $50 for Tier 3 medications
    • 30% for Tier 4 medications
    • 30% for Tier 5 medications

All undergraduate international students at Lasell University are automatically enrolled in the SHIP and do not need to take any action. Please contact University Health Plans at 833-251-1714 if you are covered by a U.S. employee health insurance plan that meets healthcare reform standards and is comparable to the SHIP.

WAIVER FORM: To waive the Student Health Insurance Plan for the 2021-2022 policy year click “Waiver Form” on the left-hand side of this page, complete all required information and then click submit. The Spring 2022 waiver deadline is on January 3, 2022.

If you are currently insured by a health insurance plan that provides you with comparable coverage to the SHIP then you may waive enrollment. However, please note the following:

  • Not all plans provide comprehensive coverage in the Boston area such as out-of-state Medicaid plans, and certain HMOs (such as Kaiser) and managed care plans. Be sure to check with your insurance company before waiving.
  • Mass Health Standard is accepted, but Mass Health Limited, Health Safety Net and Children’s Medical Security Plans are not considered comparable to the SHIP.
  • If your comparable plan will end before 8/14/22, while you are in school, you must either enroll in the SHIP within 60 days of your other plan’s end date or find comparable coverage elsewhere.

Important Information

The following students are not eligible for the student health insurance plan:

  • Non-Resident Graduate students
  • Part-time students (enrolled in fewer than 9 credits)