New Carrier for SHIP 2019-20

Fall 2019 SHIP Changes

 

We are excited to announce that UHS will be partnering with Wellfleet Student for Fall 2019 medical, mental health and pharmacy benefits. Our new partners are experienced in student health and bring innovative healthcare technology, plan customization, and dedicated customer service to our students and their families.

 

Plan Highlights

  • Our comprehensive SHIP plan will remain a competitive PPO plan with other top tier plans in the health insurance marketplace.

  • There will be no changes to the vision and dental plans.

Starting August 1, 2019, there will be some minimal benefit changes which we have highlighted below:

  • Addition of facial feminization surgery for transgender members

  • Specialty office visit copay of $25

    • Physical Therapy copay remains $15
    • Gynecology services at Tang remain $15
    • There are no changes to mental health copays (including psychiatry)

  • Emergency room copay of $250 (waived if admitted)

  • Out-of-network coinsurance of 50%

  • Per inpatient admission copay of $250

SHIP 2019-20 Benefits

See the Summary of Benefits.

For those traveling, please see our Using SHIP Abroad guide.

SHIP Pharmacy Formulary

SHIP 2019-20 Fees

Cost of SHIP 2019-20

Undergradute Rates
Undergraduates $1,643 per semester
Concurrent $1,643 per semester
Spouse/Domestic Partner $1,643 per semester
Child $1,643 per semester
2+ Children* $3,181 per semester

Graduate Rates
Graduates $2,620 per semester
Concurrent $2,620 per semester
Spouse/Domestic Partner $2,620 per semester
Child $2,620 per semester
2+ Children* $5,106 per semester


*Metlife caps dental premium at 1 child.

SHIP 2019-20 Coverage Dates

2019-20
Fall 2019 August 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Spring 2020 January 1, 2020 - July 31, 2020

Can I continue seeing my current providers?

Medical Services

  • To find out if your current medical provider is in-network, please use our custom SHIP provider search.
    • Please note, mental health providers are still being added to the SHIP provider search tool. If you do not see your provider listed here, please call the SHIP office to confirm their network status.
  • In California, our plan uses the Blue Shield of California network.
  • For information on Continuity of Care or Transition of Care assistance and resources, please see our Provider Resources page

Mental Health Services

  • To find out if your mental health provider is in network, use our SHIP provider search tool. If you do not see your mental health provider listed here, please call the SHIP office to confirm their network status as we are still updating the search tool.
  • Berkeley SHIP has a special network arrangement for our mental health providers with a custom fee schedule. 
    • Please note mental health co-pays will not be changing for those seeing in-network providers.

How will this impact the provider network?

  • The plan will continue to have a well-established provider network in the Bay Area and throughout the country. 
  • However, we acknowledge this may cause network disruption for some of our students. Our team has already begun taking steps to minimize these disruptions. 
  • Our insurance partners have committed to expanding the network where needed.
  • Your current SHIP benefits and providers are effective through July 31, 2019. 

SHIP Resources for Providers 


Questions?

If you have any questions about your current plan or the changes for Fall 2019, please contact the SHIP office at (510) 642-5700, email us at ship@berkeley.edu, or send a secure message via eTang