Health Insurance Fee

Health Insurance Fee

As a Harvard Summer School student, you are required to have health insurance that covers major illnesses and accidents within the United States, or in your destination country or countries if you are participating in a Summer School study abroad program.

If you do not have such coverage with a US or other carrier, you are required to purchase it through the Summer School. Coverage is provided by HTH Worldwide. Please be aware that the HTH insurance does not cover preexisting conditions. See the brochure for details on what is covered by the plan.

See the Harvard Summer School Student Handbook (available during the summer) for information on using Harvard University Health Services (HUHS). Nonresidential students who are seen at HUHS may be required to pay a fee for services. Students may also choose to visit a nearby hospital or clinic, such as Mount Auburn Hospital, if necessary.

Cost, enrollment, and waiver

The premium is automatically charged unless you waive the insurance by the appropriate deadline for your session:

  • Wednesday, June 22 for the seven-week session and three-week session I, and
  • Wednesday, July 13 for three-week session II

You may not enroll in or withdraw from the insurance plan after the deadline for your session.

To waive the health insurance, log in to online services, select "Health Insurance," and follow the instructions to supply both the name of your insurance company and your policy number.

  • Or submit the health insurance waiver form to Student Financial Services.

Insurance cards

Once you are enrolled in the Harvard Summer School health insurance plan, you will receive an e-mail notification from HTH Worldwide with instructions on how to obtain your insurance card. Be sure to review this e-mail as it is the only notification you will receive about your insurance card.

E-mail notifications begin going out to enrolled students in June. If you have not received the email from HTH Worldwide in your email's "Inbox", be sure to check your "Spam" or "Junk" folders for messages from "...@hthworldwide.com" and add that address to your email's "Safelist".

Carry your insurance card with you at all times.

Insurance for study abroad programs

If you are participating in a study abroad program, you must have insurance that covers major illnesses and accidents abroad. If you do not have this coverage, you must purchase it through the Summer School.


You can contact Student Financial Services with questions about health insurance: (617) 495-4293; e-mail: SFS@dcemail.harvard.edu.

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