Private Health Insurance
All Tufts students are required to be covered by health insurance (it’s a Massachusetts state law). All undergraduates and graduate students who are half time or more are billed and enrolled in the student health insurance plan. If you are covered by a separate policy, the policy must be through a U.S.-based insurance company and comparable to the student health plan.
Health Insurance Waiver
If you are covered by a private policy, please complete the Health Insurance Waiver on your SIS account. This waiver process is required every year and is available from June 1st to July 31st . Please note, this waiver does not exempt undergraduate students from the mandatory Health Service Fee.
For more information about health insurance, contact:
- Susan Keating, Insurance Coordinator, 617-627-5176 email@example.com
- Mary Daley, Business Office Manager, 617-627-3349 firstname.lastname@example.org
- United Healthcare Student Resources, underwritten by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Policy number 2014-202764-1
- Enrolling or waiving the insurance must be done every academic year.
- Your private insurance must be comparable in order to waive the insurance charge
If you have private insurance, please contact your insurance company for specific information about your benefits. You will need your insurance for a few of our services, including lab tests, immunizations, and orthopedic visits and supplies.
Private insurance billing process:
Fees are charged to your tuition bill and are available for your review on your SIS account with 1-2 weeks.
To protect your confidentiality, any charges will be listed simply as "Health Service charge" with no further detail.
You can find out what your policy covers by calling the number on the back of your health insurance card or visiting the insurance website, which should also appear on your card. You can find out what your mental health benefits cover, if there is a yearly deductible, and if there are limits to your coverage.
Your health insurance company probably provides a list of local “in-network providers” (mental health professionals whose services are covered by your policy) on its website. Look for “behavioral health” specialists and type in your location for a list of nearby providers. If you wish, you can bring this list to CMHS and one of our clinicians will review the names and make a recommendation of who seems best suited to your needs.