Student Health Insurance

MA law requires all students to carry health insurance. UMass Worcester offers one health insurance plan with BC/BS which is managed by University Health Plans (UHP). Students have the option to enroll in the BC/BS plan through UMass Worcester, purchase Insurance with a company of their choice, or apply for and purchase eligible subsidized coverage through the Commonwealth Connector at: Students may also purchase dependent coverage (spouse, children) for an additional cost after the completion of their enrollment in the Student BC/BC health insurance plan. Students may also purchase optional dental insurance plan with Delta Dental for an additional cost and/or optional vision insurance plan with VSP for an additional cost after the completion of their enrollment in the student BC/BC health insurance plan.

The Bursar’s Office is responsible for assisting students with the BC/BS student health insurance enrollment. Students complete online enrollment form during annual open enrollment period or request enrollment to the Bursar’s Office during the year when a qualifying event occurs. The Bursar Office can be reached at 508-856-6641 or 508-856-6612. For plan overview and summary of benefits, students can go UHP website at or call UHP toll free at 1-800-437-6448, x112.

Students should contact UHP directly for any questions regarding dependent health plan and optional dental/vision plans.

Applicability: All enrolled students
Date Revised:  June 9, 2014 (LDSHS)

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