Health Insurance

Massachusetts state law requires that all students who are enrolled for nine or more credit hours per semester (or registered for Co-op) be covered by the Wentworth student health insurance plan OR a health insurance plan with comparable coverage. 

For information about the health services provided to students on campus please visit our Health Services page.

Wentworth Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

  • A Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is available through Wentworth. The plan offers exceptional coverage at an outstanding value compared to most options available to students, and also provides reasonable premium rates for dependents. The SHIP is underwritten by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Insurance Company and administered by United HealthCare Student Resources
  • For coverage details including costs, benefits, exclusions, any reductions or limitations, please review the plan at the United Healthcare website or call 1-800-767-0700
  • Coverage for the 2019-2020 Wentworth health insurance plan started on August 28, 2019 and ends on August 27, 2020
  • Coverage for the 2020-2021 Wentworth health insurance plan starts on August 28, 2020 and ends on August 27, 2021
  • To enroll in the 2020-2021 Student Health Insurance Plan, click here: Enrollment Link
  • All students who are enrolled for nine or more credit hours per semester (or registered for Co-op) will automatically be billed for the student insurance plan
  • Wentworth requires International students to be enrolled in the college plan (SHIP)

Waiving the Wentworth SHIP (Opt-Out)

  • Students who are covered by an alternate plan that offers comparable coverage are eligible to waive (opt out of) the Wentworth plan by completing an online health insurance waiver form
  • To waive the Wentworth health insurance, click here: Waiver Link
  • The waiver must be completed by the fall bill due date, July 30, 2020
  • Students must either enroll in the SHIP or complete the online waiver by the bill due date for the term in which the charge is applied. Once the waiver is completed, a credit will be added to the student's E-Bill to offset the charge
  • The health insurance waiver is required to be completed every academic year. Failure to complete the online waiver by the bill due date will result in a mandated health insurance charge. Students will then be responsible for paying any outstanding balance in full

Disqualified Plans

  •  MassHealth Limited, Health Safety Net, and Children's Medical Security Plans do not provide coverage that meets the Massachusetts state requirements for student health insurance. Students who use these types of plans to fill out the health insurance waiver will be denied
  • Out-of-state Medicaid programs are also not accepted

Questions regarding the billing process should be directed to the Student Service Center at 617-989-4020 or