Waiving SHIP

Contact us

Phone: (510) 642-5700 
Fax: (510) 642-9119
Email: ship@berkeley.edu

Send a secure message 
through the eTang patient portal

Location

Student Health Insurance Office
Tang Center, UC Berkeley
2222 Bancroft Way, Rm. 3200
Berkeley CA 94720-4300

Hours 

In-person Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday - 9:am-4pm Wednesday - 9:30am-4pm

Phone Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursady, & Friday - 8am-4:45pm | Wednesday - 9:30am-4:45pm

Students are strongly encouraged to first contact us by phone or email.

The Spring 2023 Waiver Period Opens on 12/1/22

The deadline to waive without a $75 late fee is 1/1/2023

The Spring 2023 waiver period is December 1, 2022 to January 1, 2023. Waivers must be received by January 1, 2023 to avoid a late fee of $75.

All waivers received between January 2, 2023 and January 15, 2023 are subject to a late fee of $75.

Absolutely no waiver applications will be accepted after the final deadline-January 15, 2023.

The waiver criteria and waiver worksheet can be found below under "forms and worksheets".

The online waiver application will be available during the waiver period. 


Waiver Exclusion

Students in the Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) program are not eligible for SHIP, except for 5th year MIDS students who may keep or waive enrollment during the fall or spring waiver period.

Fall 2022

Waiver Period Closed

The Fall 2022 waiver period was May 1, 2022 to July 15, 2022. Waivers must be received by July 15, 2022 to avoid a late fee of $75.

All waivers received between July 16, 2022 and August 15, 2022 were subject to a late fee of $75.

No waiver applications are accepted after the final deadline-August 15, 2022.

A new waiver application must be submitted for each Fall semester; approved waivers from previous semesters do not roll over.

Forms and Worksheets

Waiver Appeal

If your online waiver application was denied and you believe your insurance does meet the waiver criteria, you may submit an appeal. An appeal must be submitted within 10 business days from the denial date in order to be considered. You must have already completed the online waiver and received a denial to use this form

To securely submit a SHIP waiver appeal, log oto the eTang portal with your Calnet ID and passphrase.

  1. From the welcome page, click "MESSAGES" on the left side menu. Select "New Message". (Note: You may need to complete the Notice of Privacy Practice before proceeding to "New Message". Please go to the home page and click on "Medical Clearances" on the left to complete this form and then follow the rest of the instructions.)
  2. Under "Student Health Insurance Office (SHIO)", select "Request Student Insurance Plan (SHIP) Waiver Forms" and select "SHIP Appeal Form". 
  3. Fill out the form completely and click the "Send" button.
Note: Appeals are processed within 30 days. If you do not receive a response within 30 days, please contact the SHIP office. Please note, you may be contacted via secure message in the eTang portal if additional documentation is needed to process your appeal.

Summer 2022

Special Programs - Waiver Period Closed

Special Summer Programs include
1. Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) - incoming March class only
2. Master of Laws (Executive Track LLM)
3. Master of Public Affairs (MPA) - incoming 

4. Incoming Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT): 
-Principle Leadership Institue (PLI)
-Berkeley Educators for Equity and Excellence (BE3)
-Leaders for Equity and Democracy (LEAD)
5. Master of Real Estate Development + Design (MRED+D) - incoming
6. 11-month Master of Public Health (MPH) - incoming
7. Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) - graduating 5th year

Resources

Waiver Reversal

If you waived SHIP enrollment for this semester and wish to reverse your waiver, please follow the instructions below.

Log in to the eTang portal with your Calnet ID and passphrase.

  1. From the welcome page, click "MESSAGES" on the left side menu. Select "New Message". (Note: You may need to complete the Notice of Privacy Practice before proceeding to "New Message". Please go to the home page and click on "Medical Clearances" on the left to complete this form and then follow the rest of the instructions.)
  2. Under "Student Health Insurance Office (SHIO)", select "Request Student Insurance Plan (SHIP) Waiver Forms" and select "SHIP Waiver REVERSAL Form".
  3. Fill out the form completely and click the "Send" button. 
Note: You may be asked for verification from your former insurance company stating the date your coverage ended.