2016-2017 Graduate Academic Catalog

Student Health Insurance

http://www.lesley.edu/health-services/insurance/

studentinsurance@lesley.edu

617.349.8760

Massachusetts State Law requires all full or three quarter time students at Massachusetts colleges and universities to participate in the school sponsored Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan or have an alternate insurance plan with comparable coverage. Student status as full or three quarter time for the semester will be determined as of the last date of the add/drop period. To comply, students must either accept the University-sponsored student health insurance plan, or provide proof of enrollment in an alternate qualifying insurance plan by logging into LOIS and selecting the "Health Insurance" link found under the "Financial" menu. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the alternate insurance is adequate. Students must submit a waiver/enrollment by August 15 for the fall semester or December 15 for the spring semester. Late waivers will not be accepted.

Dates of Coverage: The Student Accident and Sickness Plan covers you during semester breaks, summer vacation and even if you're studying abroad. You'll be covered for the period for which you paid the premium. If you paid premium for the entire year this year, you will be covered from August 15 through August 14 of the following year. Spring semester health insurance is effective from January 1 through August 14 of the same year. Students must actively attend classes, at the enrollment of 9 or more credits, for at least the first 31 days after the date for which coverage is purchased.  Graduate students must actively attend classes, at the enrollment of 7 or more credits, for at least the first 31 days after the date for which coverage is purchased. The University maintains its right to investigate the student status and attendance records to verify that the policy of eligibility requirements have been met. If the University discovers that the policy of eligibility requirements have not been met, its only obligation is the refund of the premium.

On-Campus Students

Any on-campus student who meets the above criteria will be required to participate in the waiver/enrollment process. Student are notified of this requirement via email to their Lesley email address during the waiver/enrollment period.

Online Students 

Currently, any student registered in an online program in Massachusetts, regardless of that student's state of residency, is not required to participate in the student health insurance plan or an alternate health plan of comparable coverage.

Off Campus Students 

Students enrolled in Lesley University but do not attend classes in Massachusetts do not participate in the student health program and therefore do not need to go through the insurance waiver process.

Students who are not required to participate in the enrollment/waiver process may still be eligible to obtain coverage during the enrollment period. Please contact healthin@lesley.edu for more information on obtaining coverage.