Waiving SHIP

Spring 2019 Waiver Information

The Spring 2019 waiver period is December 1, 2018 to January 1, 2019.  The late waiver period is January 2, 2019 to January 15, 2019.  
All waivers received between January 2, 2019 and January 15, 2019 will be subject to a late fee of $75.

SHIP Referrals

Don't get stuck with the bill!

An authorized referral is required prior to seeking medical services outside of Tang or your claims will be denied. Dental, vision, services provided in a hospital emergency room or urgent care clinic, prescriptions filled outside of UHS, international services, and some limited preventative and women's health visits do not require an authorized referral.


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.