NECC Observer

The student news website of Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill and Lawrence, Mass.

Understanding NECC health insurance

Students who attend NECC have to have health insurance. If a student does not have health insurance through work, family or personal expense, they have to enroll in the health insurance plan provided by NECC.

NECC sponsored health insurance costs 1,640 for the 2014-2015 policy year. If students don’t waive the health insurance online under “Waive My Health Insurance,” on their NECC student account, the fee will automatically be charged along with tuition.

The company providing the insurance is Arthur J. Gallagher and Co. More information can be found at The website outlines the benefits and plans, what doctors take Gallagher student insurance, health resources and how to file claims.

An email explaining NECC health insurance should have been sent to all students who enrolled containing information on what is covered, FAQ and important contact information.