Whether you are graduating or leaving the University for a period of time, it is important to think about your insurance options.
Here are some options that might be available:
- If under the age of 26, one may be able to stay under their parent or guardian's insurance plan as a dependent.
- Covered California or State-Exchange Plan.
- Medical or Medicaid.
- Purchase a private insurance plan
- Enroll in one's employer-based insurance plan.
The ending of SHIP is considered a qualifying event that opens a 60 day special enrollment period for you to enroll in other insurance plans. To learn more about your options on Covered California and Medi-Cal or to find an insurance navigator to assist you with Covered California, please visit the Covered California site. Please note, this is an external website. Other states have a website for their exchange plans as well. We would suggest reaching out to your county, parish, or city hall for assistance. Please also see Medi-cal and Covered California Frequently Asked Questions.
If you also have benefits through UC Core, please see this website for more details: https://hr.berkeley.edu/compensation-benefits/benefits/plans
The SHIP Office is available to help you understand and navigate your insurance options after graduation. Contact us at:
Phone: (510) 642-5700
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail)
Send a secure message
through the eTang patient portal