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

Welcome! Important to Know

  • All UC Berkeley students are required to have medical insurance.
  • All students will be automatically enrolled in SHIP.
  • If you have comparable insurance and don't want to keep SHIP as dual coverage, you may waive enrollment.
  • All students can use University Health Services, whether they have SHIP or not.
  • See the new SHIP plan for 2015-16
  • How does Berkeley SHIP compare to the options on the new health exchanges? Find out more here.

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 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'll help students access and navigate their health care
  • No claims to file - we'll do it for you
  • On campus care open 6 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
    • Care at University Health Services
    • Student Health Insurance Plan for medical, mental health, dental and vision coverage


  • I'm not sure - I might waive SHIP; help me decide
    This webpage provides information and tools to help you make an informed decision about waiving enrollment in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). The online waiver follows. Berkeley SHIP is the top insurance choice for students. If you aren't familiar with the benefits, see the complete list of SHIP benefits (everything that is covered by the plan).
    • Student Insurance Helpline: Wells Fargo, which is the insurance broker for SHIP, can provide 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. Please call them at 1-800-853-5899 or email them at



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