Northeastern University Student Health Plan (NUSHP)

Northeastern University Student Health Plan Comprehensive Coverage, Exceptional Providers
We wanted to take the opportunity to share with you some important highlights of the Northeastern University Student Health Plan (NUSHP).  While mandatory health insurance is the law, at Northeastern, it is more than that; it is a commitment to the health and well-being of each of our students.  

A High Quality, Affordable Health Plan
  • Coverage anywhere: Comprehensive health care coverage at school, at  home, while traveling, on co-op or study abroad
  • Savings: Affordable coverage, low co-payments, caps on annual out-of-pocket costs, and access to reduced dental, vision and pharmacy
  • Global protection: 24/7 emergency medical care and assistance anywhere in the world
Here are some of the new additions for the 2014/2015 policy year:
  • Enhanced mental health and substance abuse treatment benefits
  • Expanded short term rehabilitation therapy
  • Chiropractor services
  • Mail service pharmacy
  • Trans* health coverage
  • Fitness Benefit toward membership at a health club or for fitness classes.
  • Weight Loss Program Benefit toward participation in a qualified weight loss program
  • Expanded durable medical equipment benefits
  • Coverage for TMJ Disorder treatment
This checklist can help guide you in choosing the highest level of protection while you are studying at Northeastern and please take a moment to watch one of our informational videos below.

If you already waived NUSHP for the upcoming year and now find that NUSHP is a better plan for you have until September 3 to cancel the waiver and enroll.  Simply log on to myNEU and choose the Waive Health Plan link
(under the self-services tab).  Then choose the enroll option.


Northeastern University’s student health plan (NUSHP)1, administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts provides comprehensive health benefits at a very affordable rate.

Here is a link to the 2014-2015 Blue Cross NU Student Health Plan Resource Center. The NUSHP Blue Care Elect Preferred (PPO) Summary of Benefits for for 2014-15 is available in PDF here and the 2013-2014 is available in PDF format here.

Students are automatically enrolled and billed for this plan by Northeastern University; if you prefer not to take this plan, you must complete the waiver by the deadlines listed here. The waiver form is available through the MyNEU portal.

2014-2015 plan cost for undergraduates is $2159 annually. Details are available on effective dates and cost. Call the NUSHP Plan Manager at 617.373.8007 for questions about your university bill for the student plan. 

Please email our Student Health Plan Manager at nushp@neu.edu with questions regarding details of the student plan or refer to www.bluecrossma.com/nushp. Claims and questions involving other insurance plans should be directed to the customer service department at that insurance company. The phone number is located on your insurance card.

Be advised that you may be eligible for coverage under a group health plan of a parent’s employer or under a parent’s individual health insurance policy if you are under the age of 26. Contact the plan administrator of the parent’s employer plan or the parent’s individual health insurance issuer for more information.

Self-funded student health plans, such as the NUSHP, are not subject to regulation under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). NUSHP is voluntarily including in its program benefits that are designed to meet or exceed requirements that would otherwise apply to fully insured student health insurance programs.

1 Learn more about the terms and conditions of the Northeastern University Student Health Plan.

Nothing in this communication may be construed to constitute a promise of benefits from Northeastern University's Student Health Plan. Only Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts can provide a pre-determination of benefits.