School Health Insurance Policies When Leaving the University

Leave of Absence Policy for the Student Health Insurance Plan

Boston and Grafton Health Sciences students, who have been granted a leave of absence and who are enrolled in the student health insurance plan, have the option of either cancelling their health insurance or continuing enrollment in the plan for up to one (1) year from the effective date on which the leave begins. The student has fifteen (15) calendar days from the effective date of his/her Leave of Absence to notify the Student Advisory & Health Administration Office of his/her intent by submitting a Leave of Absence Health Insurance Form. Students electing to continue insurance coverage must be paid in full within the fifteen (15) day period and must adhere to payment deadlines for subsequent semesters. Students cancelling insurance coverage will receive a prorated credit based on the date of cancellation, if applicable.

Health Insurance enrollment will be cancelled if the student fails to pay the premium or if the student does not return at the end of one year’s leave of absence. Fall semester premiums are due by August 15th and spring semester premiums are due by February 15th.

Failure to notify the Student Advisory & Health Administration Office by submitting one of the required Leave of Absence Health Insurance Forms within fifteen (15) calendar days will result in continued coverage through the end of the current insurance semester. The Fall term ends on February 28th/29th and the Spring term ends on August 31st

Student Health Insurance Policy when Withdrawn or Dismissed

Boston and Grafton Health Sciences students, who are withdrawn or dismissed and who are enrolled in the student health insurance plan, have the option of either cancelling their health insurance or continuing enrollment in the plan for up to sixty (60) calendar days following their withdrawal or dismissal date. To continue enrollment the student must be a matriculated student for at least 31 days prior to the withdrawal or dismissal. The student has fifteen (15) calendar days from his/her withdrawal or dismissal date to notify the Student Advisory & Health Administration Office of his/her intent by completing a Withdrawal or Dismissal Health Insurance Cancellation Form and by ensuring that full payment has been made. Students cancelling insurance coverage earlier than the end of the current insurance semester will receive a prorated credit based on the date of cancellation, if applicable.

Failure to notify the Student Advisory & Health Administration Office by submitting the required form and by paying in full within the fifteen (15) day period will result in the student’s health insurance policy being cancelled on the date of Withdrawal or Dismissal from Tufts University.

Student Health Insurance Policy for Graduating Students

Boston and Grafton Health Sciences students, who are graduating and enrolled in the student health insurance plan, have the option of either cancelling their health insurance on the date of graduation (and Administrative Clearance for Dental students) or continuing enrollment in the plan until the end of the paid insurance semester. The Fall term ends on February 28th/29th and the Spring term ends on August 31st.

The student must notify the Student Advisory & Health Administration Office of his/her intent by completing a Graduating & Cancelling Health Insurance Form. Cancellation must be requested within sixty (60) calendar days before or after the effective date of cancellation but no later than February 15th for the Fall term or August 15th for the Spring term. Students cancelling insurance coverage earlier than the end of the current insurance semester will receive a prorated credit based on the date of cancellation, if applicable.

Failure to notify the Student Advisory & Health Administration Office by submitting the required form will result in the student’s health insurance policy being cancelled at the end of the current insurance semester.

Student Health Insurance Policy for Graduating Sackler Students

Sackler students, who are graduating and enrolled in the student health insurance plan, have the option of either cancelling their health insurance on the date their stipend ends, or making a payment to continue enrollment in the plan until the end of the current insurance semester. The Fall term ends on February 28th/29th and the Spring term ends on August 31st.

The student must notify the Student Advisory & Health Administration Office of his/her intent within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date the stipend ends by completing a  Sackler Graduating & Cancelling Health Insurance Form and by paying in full. Failure to submit the required form and full payment will result in the student’s health insurance policy being cancelled on the date the stipend ends.

Insurance Conversion Policy for Students Leaving the University

Students who leave the University are not eligible to continue membership in the student health insurance plan under the Federal Law known as COBRA, the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, as this law does not apply to student plans.

Health insurance coverage in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is available through the Commonwealth Connector.  More information can be found at: www.mahealthconnector.org.

 

 

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