Health Insurance

In order to ensure compliance with Massachusetts’ mandate on health insurance coverage, all SSW students are automatically enrolled in and billed for the School’s health insurance plan. If you have separate coverage, you may waive enrollment.

Waiving the School’s Health Plan

If you have equivalent coverage, please complete the following steps to waive summer coverage (effective June 1, 2021 - August 31, 2021):

  1. Create an account
  2. Once your account has been created, click the “I want to waive” button. 
  3. Complete the waiver form (you will need your current health insurance information).
  4. Save your confirmation number.

In July, students will receive plan information and be auto-enrolled with the option to waive annual coverage (effective September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022).

Student Injury & Sickness Insurance Plan

The Student Injury & Sickness Insurance Plan is a comprehensive policy offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. The policy provides inpatient and outpatient hospital services, mental health, diagnostic testing and lab services, and other specialty benefits.


  • All registered full-time graduate students taking 3/4 of full-time credit hours or more are automatically enrolled in this insurance plan, unless they furnish proof of comparable coverage.

2020-2021 Cost 

Annual Coverage from 9/1/2020 to 8/31/2021: $3,823
Summer 2021 Coverage from 6/1/2021 to 8/31/2021: $958

Length of Plan

Students are covered under the student health insurance plan through the end of the policy year (August 31). There is no option to continue coverage after a student graduates and this policy terminates.

Questions and Concerns

For general questions or concerns regarding the School's health insurance, please contact Sabrina Silva.

For waiver-specific support, please contact the customer service team at Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk at 888-272-4952.