Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) and COVID-19

Will a School continue to be required to offer a SHIP for AY 2020-2021 if it moves to fully remote learning?

Yes; the transition to remote learning would not change a School’s requirement to make a SHIP available. See 956 CMR 8.03.


Note: Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) and COVID-19

Under 956 CMR 8.00, institutions of higher education, referred to as Schools in this Frequently Asked Question (FAQ), in Massachusetts are required to offer a Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) to Students, and Students must either enroll in the SHIP or provide proof of comparable coverage. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some Schools are considering expanding remote coursework beginning in Academic Year (AY) 2020-2021, as well as arrangements to support graduating Students. This FAQ aims to help stakeholders understand options for Schools that are consistent with SHIP regulatory requirements as stakeholders consider the impact of a transition to remote learning or post-graduation arrangements on SHIP offerings and enrollment.

August 19, 2020    Students    
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