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What You Need to Know about Withdrawing: MIT Health Insurance

Taking time away from MIT may have implications for your MIT Health Insurance coverage, please review the following information.

Medical Withdrawal

Students withdrawing medically from the current term will be required to pay the MIT Health Plan fee. This is necessary to ensure coverage for charges incurred during the semester for which student status has been rescinded. Students with questions about health insurance coverage should contact the MIT Health Plans Office (617-253-4371).

Students enrolled in the MIT Student Extended Health Insurance Plan who are medically withdrawn are eligible to continue coverage for up to two semesters and a summer following the withdrawal. A student may request in writing to the Chief of MIT Mental Health and Counseling approval for one additional semester of MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan health insurance beyond the period granted. See MIT Medical Withdrawal Policy for more information. Students who are taking a Medical Withdrawal and are already enrolled in the MIT Student Extended Health Insurance Plan should let their dean know whether they would like to continue coverage.

Voluntary & Required Withdrawal

Students are not eligible for MIT Student Extended Health Insurance while on Voluntary or Required Withdrawal. Be sure to make other arrangements for insurance coverage. You may contact the MIT Health Plans Office (617-253-4371) for more information.