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Student Health Insurance

Massachusetts state law requires that all students enrolled in at least 75 percent of their program’s 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 fall 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 full academic year 2017-2018 is $2,755. The policy coverage is from August 1, 2017, through July 31, 2018. The premium for the spring term only is $1,614 and that policy coverage is from January 1, 2018, through July 31, 2018.

If you have been charged for health insurance in the fall term, you must go online to either waive out of or enroll in the annual insurance plan no later than the deadline date of September 29, 2017.

If you are a new or returning student who did not meet the insurance criteria in the fall term but have enrolled in at least 75 percent of your program's full-time course load for the spring term, you will be charged $1,614. You must go online to either waive out of or enroll in the spring insurance plan no later than the deadline date of February 23, 2018.

Learn how to waive out or enroll in a plan.

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