Information About Waiving SHIP Enrollment and Online Waiver Application for 2015-16

Welcome! Four Important to Know About Insurance at Berkeley

  • All UC Berkeley students are required to have medical insurance.
  • All students will be automatically enrolled in SHIP -- see the SHIP benefits for 2015-16
  • If you have comparable insurance and don't want to keep SHIP as dual coverage, you may waive.
  • All students can use University Health Services, whether they have SHIP or not.

Top 5 SHIP Benefits for Students Top 5 SHIP Benefits for Parents
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Coverage 365 days a year that goes with you when you travel
  • Conveniently located on campus, open 7 days a week with 24/7 phone assistance
  • Services always private and confidential
  • Expert providers understand Cal student health care needs
  • Affordable at $1290/semester for under-graduate students and $1877/semester for graduate students
  • We help students navigate the health care system
  • No claims to file - we'll do it for you
  • On campus care open 7 days week with 24/7 phone assistance
  • Excellent stand alone or dual coverage option


NEXT STEPS - choose an option below:

I'm keeping SHIP. Tell me more!

I'm not sure or I already know I'm waiving. What now?
Congratulations and welcome to SHIP! You are automatically enrolled and don't need to take any additional actions. Below are some resources to help you make the most of your SHIP plan! START HERE for tools to help you make an informed decision about waiving SHIP and access the link for the online waiver.

Need help?
Use our free Student Insurance Helpline by Wells Fargo, the insurance broker for SHIP. Get neutral, personalized assistance to help you make an informed decision on a health plan that meets your needs. There is no fee for using their services. Call them 1-800-853-5899 or email



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