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2023-2024 Academic Year

Dear INTO Suffolk Student:

As an international student enrolled in an INTO Suffolk Student Health Insurance Plan (SSHIP), you are required to have health insurance for the entirety of your time at Suffolk University. Massachusetts law (Mandatory Health Insurance Coverage Institutions of Higher Education) and Suffolk University policy requires that all full-time and part-time students enrolled in at least 75% of a full-time program maintain comprehensive coverage with through a student health insurance plan or in a personal health insurance plan with comparable coverage.

A summary of SSHIP benefits can be found hereReturning students, please note there are some changes to copay amounts and prescription coverageOffice visit copays are now $25; out-of-pocket maximums are now $9,100 for combined medical and prescription expenses, and prescription drug copayments are now operating on a 5-Tier Plan: Tier 1: $15 copay, Tier 2: $30 copay, Tier 3: $50 copay, Tier 4: 30% coinsurance, Tier 5: 30% coinsurance.  Information regarding the prescription 5- Tier plan can be found here.

Suffolk is requiring all international students to be insured with an ACA compliant, filed, and approved policy in the U.S. All international students in the United States will be automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan and do not need to take any action. Please note, health insurance plans marketed solely to international students are often not filed and approved in the U.S., have limited benefits, provider networks and/or coverage periods that do not comply with the Suffolk insurance requirements. GBG Insurance, HDL Global Specialty, ISO, PGH (United), PSI, Student Medicover, and Tata AIG are examples of companies that do not meet the waiver requirements.

If you believe you qualify to waive INTO SSHIP, email your insurance information to

For questions on coverage and paying for your insurance, contact INTO Suffolk at 617-573-8700 or

If you have any questions regarding the INTO Suffolk Student Health Insurance Plan, please contact University Health Plans at 833-251-1132 or via email