Massachusetts requires students enrolled in at least 75% of full time, who are not enrolled solely in short term courses or an online program, to be covered by health insurance. All Cambridge College Undergraduate Students taking 9 or more credits and Graduate Students taking 6 or more credits are automatically enrolled in and charged for the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). Students may opt-out of the SHIP by submitting a waiver form documenting proof of comparable coverage by the deadline each academic year.
Insurance Cost & Coverage
|Annual Students||Newly Eligible Spring Students|
|Coverage Dates||September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021||January 1, 2021 - August 31, 2021|
Late Waiver Deadline
September 15, 2020
|February 8, 2021|
The Cambridge College Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is insured by Wellfleet. All new and returning students will need to access a new ID card for the 2020-2021 plan year. The plan is ACA compliant and includes access to the PHCS national network of PPO providers. Students do not have to select a primary care physician and referrals are not required. Refer to the Undergraduate and Graduate plan summaries located in the navigation menu on the left.
Cambridge College has partnered with University Health Plans to support the plan and help with waiver, enrollment or benefit-related questions. University Health Plans can be reached at 800-437-6448 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Students with claim related questions can contact Wellfleet at 877-657-5030.
Students covered by a US health insurance plan that provides comprehensive health benefits near the Cambridge College Campus can request to opt-out of the SHIP by completing the waiver form in the navigation menu to the left by the deadline above. Before waiving, compare the cost, coverage, and benefits of the SHIP to your existing plan.
Eligible students enrolled in the SHIP may enroll their dependents via the form on the left side of the page by the deadline above. Dependents include your spouse and children under age 26. Dependent coverage, if any, begins and ends with the student's coverage.
Qualifying Event Enrollment
Students who waived the SHIP or did not enroll their dependents during the initial eligibility period may qualify for special enrollment rights. To request a qualifying event enrollment form and premium quote, contact University Health Plans at 800-437-6448 or email@example.com. You must submit all qualifying event enrollment paperwork and documentation by the deadline
|Life Event||Required Documentation||Deadline|
|Involuntary loss of other coverage||Letter from the prior insurance carrier||60 days from the loss of coverage|
|Birth or adoption of a child||Birth or adoption certificate||31 days from birth/adoption|
|Marriage||Marriage Certificate||31 days from marriage|