SHIP Fees and Enrollment

All eligible registered undergraduate and graduate students at UC Berkeley, including registered international students are automatically enrolled in the Berkeley Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), and charged a health insurance fee on their CalCentral account.

Voluntary SHIP plans are available for concurrent enrollment undergraduates and filing fee graduate students. Dependent plans are also available for qualified dependents of current SHIP members. Please note, effective Fall 2018, Berkeley SHIP does not offer a continuation plan for those on leave from the University or those who have graduated.

Who can enroll in SHIP?

All eligible registered undergraduate and graduate students at UC Berkeley, including registered international students, are automatically enrolled in the Berkeley Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).

Groups eligible for Voluntary SHIP include:

  • Non-registered graduate students at UC Berkeley on Filing Fee and
  • Undergraduate students on Concurrent Enrollment status may purchase the voluntary SHIP plan (see Who is eligible for voluntary SHIP below).

The following UC Berkeley programs are currently not eligible for SHIP:

  • Master of Advanced Study in Integrated Circuits
  • Master of Information and Data Science
  • Master of Information in Cybersecurity
  • Evening and Weekend Master of Business Administration
  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • Online/On-Campus Master of Public Health

Who can enroll in Voluntary SHIP?

How to enroll

Eligible registered students are automatically enrolled in SHIP. The fee for SHIP is billed as part of students' registration fees in CalCentral. Note: Students can waive enrollment with proof of comparable insurance.

Students on Filing Fee or Concurrent Enrollment are not automatically enrolled in Voluntary SHIP and must manually enroll. For more information and to enroll, see Who can enroll in Voluntary SHIP

Enrollment period for SHIP Voluntary Plan:

Semester Enrollment Period  Effective Date
Fall 2018 July 15, 2018-September 15, 2018 August 1, 2018
Spring 2019 December 1, 2018-February 1, 2019 January 1, 2019

Period of Coverage

2018-19
Fall 2018 August 1, 2018-December 31, 2018
Spring 2019 January 1, 2019-July 31, 2019

Cost of SHIP 2018-19

Undergraduates Rates
Undergraduates $1,497 per semester
Concurrent $1,497 per semester
Spouse/Domesitc Partner $1,497 per semester
Child $1,497 per semester
2 Children*  $2,889 per semester
3 + Children** $2,889 + $33 per child

Graduate Rates
Graduates $2,373 per semester
Concurrent $2,373 per semester
Spouse/Domesitc Partner $2,373 per semester
Child $2,373 per semester
2 Children*  $4,615 per semester
3 + Children** $4,615 + $33 per child

* Metlife caps dental premium at 1 child.

**VSP has no per child cap in premium. The semesterly $33 per child applies to the 3rd child and beyond.

Cost of SHIP and Period of Coverage for Special Summer Programs

Please see Special Summer Programs. Special Summer Programs inlcude Professional Track LLM and Hybrid Option LLM and incoming students in MPA, Masters of Arts in Teaching (MUSE, MACSME, PLI and DTE), Masters in Real Estate and Design and Development, and MFE (incoming March class only).

Obtaining an Insurance Card

Register through the Anthem's Student Health mobile app or the Anthem's Mobile Consumer Health site with your SID to obtain an electronic version of your insurance card. Using the Anthem's Student Health mobile app, you can view your medical card information on your phone and claims information at any time!