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Student Health Insurance

Fisher College Student Health Insurance Program

Enrollment and Eligibility
Massachusetts’ regulations state students enrolled at least 75% of full-time credits are required by law to have health insurance. To ensure compliance, all students enrolled in at least 75% of full-time credits are automatically enrolled in and billed for the Student Health Insurance Plan.
NOTE: ALL students enrolled at the Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing site are required to have health insurance.
 
Waiving the FSHIP and Deadline
If you are currently insured by a plan that provides comparable coverage, you can waive enrollment. Undergraduate and graduate students may waive the Student Health Insurance Plan by submitting an online waiver form confirming comparable coverage by the deadline.  An insurance waiver must be completed at the start of each academic year.
 

For new eligible students attending classes in the fall, the waiver deadline is September 11, 2019. For new eligible students attending classes in the spring, the spring waiver deadline is January 28, 2020. If you miss the waiver deadline in the fall, you may not submit a waiver in the spring and you will be enrolled for the policy year. You will be responsible for 100% of the student insurance cost. Students who use their FSHIP at any point are not eligible to waive afterward.

NOTE: Waiver deadlines for students enrolled at the Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing are:  Fall - July 19, 2019 and Spring - December 6, 2019.  

Waive Fisher Health Insurance Plan

At the start of each academic year students may initiate the waiver process by clicking on the “I Want to Waive the Fisher College Health Insurance Plan” button below. Once you are redirected to the Gallagher Student Health website, please click on ‘I want to Waive’ on the left hand side under ‘Student Access’. Create an account if you have not already and then log in to the website with your credentials. Click on the red ‘I want to Waive’ button and submit the form. Upon submission of the form you will receive a reference number. Please keep this number for your records.

The following are guidelines you should review before submitting a health insurance waiver:

U.S. students with comparable coverage under another major medical insurance plan may submit a waiver.
 
Students who have out of area HMOs (for example Kaiser Permanente, Empire of NY, Triple-S, and others) may not have comparable coverage as these types of plans only provide coverage for emergency care or when provided by a network of clinicians not available in the Fisher College Boston area.
 

International students are required to have a U.S.-based health insurance. Foreign carriers with U.S.-based satellites are still considered foreign insurance and do not qualify for the health insurance waiver. Massachusetts regulation does not consider insurance carriers outside of the US or coverage by a foreign national health service program comparable to a qualifying student health insurance plan (for example Tokio Marine, ISO, Triple-S, and others).  Please review insurance plans carefully before purchasing a plan and waiving the FSHIP.  Full information about the insurance requirement can be found by viewing the Massachusetts Student Health Insurance Plan Regulations.

Policy Year and Cost | 2019-2020

Undergraduate Students

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Coverage Dates 8/17/19  - 8/16/20 1/1/20 - 8/16/20
Rate $2,825 $1,895
Graduate Students Fall Semester Spring Semester
Coverage Dates 8/17/19  - 8/16/20 1/1/20 - 8/16/20
Rate $3,625 $2,425

 

For detailed information on what is covered by the FSHIP click on "My Benefits and Plan Information"

If you have questions regarding the student health insurance, please email healthinsurance@fisher.edu