Since September 1989, Massachusetts has required every full-time and part-time student enrolled in a certificate, diploma or degree granting program in a Massachusetts institution of higher learning to participate in a Student Health Program or in a health benefit plan with comparable coverage. In keeping with this law, Northeastern automatically enrolls students in its student health plan, NUSHP. NUSHP billing is issued along with tuition billing.
Eligible students can waive the health plan if they have other coverage. Student Financial Services will send an notification to NU student e-mail accounts with details and deadlines. New and returning students should be sure to activate and access their myNEU and student email accounts before August so they can receive the information in a timely manner. Please contact Student Financial Services if you have questions.
Teaching assistants should refer to the Terms of Award pamphlet for details about the TA health insurance discount. Please note that NUSHP and the UHCS fee are not one in the same. The UHCS fee is not covered by the TAship and must be paid by the student, along with other student fees.
Information about NUSHP and about waiving the coverage can be found at the NUSHP webpage.
Health plan cards should be sent by the end of September.