Welcome to the Northeastern University Student Health Plan

NUSHP is a high-quality, affordable health plan dedicated to your well-being.

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Deadline to opt out Sept 30, 2023

2023-2024 waiver portal

The waiver portal will be open from July 17, 2023 to September 30, 2023.

Plan year


All students currently charged for NUSHP will have coverage from September 1, 2023 to August 31, 2024

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Mandatory health coverage

Massachusetts law requires that every full-time and every part-time student enrolled in a certificate, diploma, or degree-granting program in higher education must participate in their school’s Student Health Program or in a health benefit plan with comparable coverage.

The Northeastern University Student Health Plan (NUSHP) goes well beyond the requirements of the law. Students enrolled in NUSHP receive platinum-level coverage nationwide, and even receive international benefits. Students receive continuous coverage, usable at home, on campus, and abroad.

Your decision

While every student is automatically enrolled in NUSHP, you may elect to opt out of the plan and remain on your own insurance if that plan provides comparable coverage. For more information on the waiver process, visit our Waiver page.

A few things to consider

  • What is the service area of your plan?
  • Does your carrier meet Massachusetts mandated requirements?
  • Does your plan provide you with the same comprehensive coverage as NUSHP at a reasonable cost?

NUSHP is a high-quality, affordable health plan

Coverage anywhere
Comprehensive healthcare coverage at school, at home, while traveling, on co-op or study abroad

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.

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In times of uncertainty, it is our hope that Northeastern University and NUSHP can offer your family peace of mind and stability in the coming year.