Student Health Insurance

Massachusetts state law requires that all students enrolled in at least 75 percent of a full-time course load at an institution of higher learning in Massachusetts must participate in a Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) or in a health insurance plan with comparable coverage. 

Massachusetts colleges and universities are required to sponsor a health plan for students who do not have health insurance. A charge is added to a student's account in the spring term based on criteria mentioned above. The Salem State University Student Health Plan is provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield and administered by University Health Plans. The premium for the spring 2017 term is $1,471 and the policy is in effect from January 1, 2017 through July 31, 2017. 

To comply with state law, all newly admitted students or students who are registered for 75 percent of a full course load for the spring term who did not enroll in or waive out of the insurance in the fall MUST go online to either waive out of or enroll in the spring insurance plan no later than the deadline date of February 28, 2017. 

Learn how to waive out or enroll in a plan.

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