As a Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) member, you have access to special savings and discounts through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Log into the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts website and create a Member Central account to learn more about the savings and discounts available to you.
Once you create an account, Blue Cross Blue Shield will mail you a personal identification number (PIN) that you will use to access your account. For immediate access, contact Blue Cross Blue Shield at 866-822-0570 to request a PIN over the phone.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts will reimburse your costs for monthly membership fees for up to three consecutive months of an individual or family (enrolled under the same student health plan membership) health club membership or as an alternative; you can use it for up to 10 fitness classes at a qualified health club. To qualify, the health club must have a vast array of cardiovascular and strength-training exercise equipment. You can claim this benefit once per calendar year. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts must receive your fitness benefit application by March 31 of the following year for processing. To learn more visit the Harvard University Student Health Program Handbook.
This fitness benefit applies for fees paid to: privately owned or privately sponsored health clubs or fitness facilities, including individual health clubs and fitness centers; YMCAs; YWCAs; Jewish Community Centers; and municipal fitness centers. No fitness benefit is provided for any health club initiation fees or fees or costs that you pay for: personal training sessions; country clubs; social clubs (such as rock climbing, ski or hiking clubs); sports teams or leagues; spas; instructional dance studios; and martial arts schools.
Apply for your fitness benefit. Form can be mailed to the address listed on the form or faxed to 617-246-9480.
Weight loss reimbursement benefit
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts will reimburse you for your costs for up to three months for participation in qualified weight loss program(s) each calendar year. A qualified weight loss program is a hospital-based weight loss program or a non-hospital-based weight loss program designated by Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Programs offered at specialty clinics, health centers, and health spas do not qualify. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts must receive your weight loss benefit application by March 31 of the following year for processing. To learn more visit the Harvard University Student Health Program Handbook.
Apply for your weight loss benefit. Form can be mailed to the address listed on the form or faxed to 617-246-9480.
Acupuncture and Massage
Students enrolled in the Student Health Fee and student dependents enrolled in the Harvard University Student Health Program qualify for discounted rates on massage and acupuncture treatments through Harvard's Center for Wellness.