AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

  • Does HUSHP satisfy the Individual Mandate (the requirement to have insurance under federal health care reform)?
  • How does the ACA impact HUSHP?
  • Who is eligible for the new plans available as a result of the ACA?
  • Is the government giving money to help some people pay for health insurance?
  • Can a student be both enrolled in Harvard's SHIP and receive a tax credit for purchase of a plan on the exchange?
  • Can a student use the premium tax credit towards the purchase of Harvard's SHIP?
  • Is HealthCare.gov different than the Massachusetts Health Connector?

 

MASSACHUSETTS HEALTH CONNECTOR

  • What is the Massachusetts Health Connector?
  • Do the new plans on the Massachusetts Health Connector cover the same things as HUSHP?
  • Where can I get information about the Massachusetts Health Connector?
  • If I get my coverage through the Massachusetts Health Connector, will I be able to choose the doctors I want?
  • How can I see the different plans offered by the Massachusetts Health Connector?
  • How far in advance must a student enroll in the Massachusetts Health Connector plan in order to be eligible to waive by 7/31?

 

COMPARING HEALTH PLANS

 

  • What should I consider when comparing HUSHP with other plans?
  • Do I really need health insurance if I am young and healthy?

 

WAIVING STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN

  • How do I waive the Student Health Insurance Plan?
  • When is the deadline to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan?
  • If I waive the plan at the start of the term, is it possible to rejoin the Harvard Plan in the middle of the term?
  • I am automatically enrolled in the Harvard Student Health Insurance Plan, but would like to use the tax credits to purchase a plan on the exchange. What should I do?

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

  • Are international students eligible for plans through the Massachusetts Health Connector?

 

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