University Health Services

University Health Services


  • The State of Massachusetts does NOT allow students to use insurance from a non U.S. insurance companies.
  • Full-time students will be automatically enrolled in the 2-part insurance plan at UMass in order to meet the State’s insurance requirements
  • Students are NOT eligible to waive any part of the UMass student insurance.

The 2-part insurance plan consists of the Student Health Fee and Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP). Students are billed and covered in the Fall for the period of August 1 through January 31, and in the Spring for February 1 through July 31.

Students with accompanying spouse/children can purchase the SHBP family plan at an additional cost by contacting UHS Patient Services/insurance. Graduate students who are eligible for health fee exemptions through an assistantship in the GEO bargaining unit are only responsible for 5% of the cost of individual SHBP and 10% of the family plan.

Have questions? Contact UHS.