SHIP -- What is it and why is it provided by the University?

To understand how SHIP works, it is important to understand that your health plan at UC Berkeley consists of two parts:

SHIP Vision Benefits

2018-19 VSP Member Information
Plan Network Choice
Member ID Your VSP ID number is the nine numbers after the "XDP" on your Anthem Blue Cross ID card.

2018-19 Vision Benefits Summary 

SHIP Dental Benefits

MetLife Member Information 
Plan Network PDP Plus
Group Number  151675
Member ID Number  Your MetLife ID number is the nine numbers after the "XDP"  on your Anthem Blue Cross ID card. 

SHIP Benefits

berkeley ship logoBerkeley Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is an outstanding health plan available designed specifically for college students.

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.

SHIP Waiver FAQs

Why did I get charged for a "health insurance fee" on my CalCentral statement? I didn't ask for health insurance.

Waiving SHIP

Fall 2018 Waiver Information 

The Fall 2018 waiver period is now closed.
The Fall 2018 waiver period is May 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018. Waivers must be received by July 15, 2018* to avoid a late fee of $75. All waivers received between July 16, 2018 and July 31, 2018 will be subject to a late fee of $75.
*The deadline has been extended to July 18, 2018 11:59pm due to technical issues.
The  2018-19 waiver criteria, waiver worksheet and other resources are provided below under Waiver Resources.