Health Insurance

Massachusetts state law requires that all Boston University students have proof of immunizations and medical insurance that meets benefit levels mandated by the state.

All CELOP students are automatically enrolled in the Boston University Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) at the Student Basic level. If you are enrolled in BU’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), all basic services and immunizations are covered only if received at BU Student Health Services. Students not enrolled in BU’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) can still receive immunizations at BU Student Health Services, but will be charged on their Student Account.

BU Student Health Insurance Plan Coverage Details

  • For a general overview: see section titled, “Coverage Overview” on the Student Health Services website.
  • For a detailed summary: see the PDFs titled,“20XX-20XX Boston University Basic SBC” and “20XX-20XX Boston University Plus SBC” at the bottom of the aetna webpage for BU.
  • For the medical insurance fee for your CELOP program: see the CELOP Dates and Fees page.
  • For insurance coverage dates for your CELOP program: email CELOP at
  • If you are enrolled in the BU Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), you can access your insurance ID card on Aetna’s website by clicking “Get your ID card”.

To waive this insurance or adjust coverages dates, please see the sections below.