Student Health Insurance Advisory Committee (SHIAC) - Archive

The Student Health Insurance Advisory Committee (SHIAC) discusses the health of the SHIP, provides input on the cost of the premium and plan design changes, and advises on SHIP communications. Meeting Agendas and Minutes 2016-17 Fall 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

Welcome and introductions SHIAC roles and responsibilities SHIAC bylaws Group Agreements SHIP 101

Friday, November 18, 2016

Welcome Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the new president Updates on the waiver process and review of how...

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, filing fee graduate students, and students who have a formal medical withdrawal status or are on approved pregnancy leave. Dependent plans are also available for qualified dependents of current SHIP members.


collapse all expand all 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:

1. University Health Services (UHS)

University Health Services is a complete outpatient health center for students, providing medical, mental health and preventive care. Our clinicians serve as your primary care provider...

SHIP Waiver FAQs

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

All registered* students at the University of California are required to meet the university’s health insurance mandate as set by the UC Regents. Registered* UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students are automatically enrolled in the Berkeley...

Special Summer Programs

Berkeley SHIP information for Special Summer Programs 2023

The information on this page is only for the following programs: Master of Laws (Executive Track LLM) and incoming students in Master of Public Affairs, Masters of Arts in Teaching, Master of Financial Engineering (incoming March class only), Master of Real Estate Development + Design, Master or Urban Design, and the 11-month Master in Public Health. collapse all...

SHIP Waiver Instructions for Special Programs

You are almost there! Help us help you! To save you time and frustration, please take a moment to review these helpful steps. Most errors encountered during the waiver process can be avoided by following these simple instructions. This waiver application is only for students in a Summer Special Program who are waiving for the Summer 2023 session. Please fill out the WAIVER WORKSHEET to guide you through the online waiver application. NOTE: This worksheet is for guidance only...

Waiving SHIP

Summer Special Programs include:

1. Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) - incoming March class only

2. Master of Laws (Executive Track LLM)

3. Incoming students in the following programs:

Master of Public Affairs (MPA) Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Principle Leadership Institue (PLI) Berkeley Teacher Education Program (BTEP) Leaders for Equity and Democracy (LEAD) Master of Real Estate Development + Design (MRED+D) Master of Urban Design (MUD) 11-month Master of Public Health (MPH)

Waiver Exclusion...

1095-B / 1099 HC Forms

February 21, 2023
Wellfleet 2022 1095-B / 1099 HC Forms

If you had health insurance coverage with UC Berkeley’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) through Wellfleet at some point in 2022, you will be receiving an email from Wellfleet with online instructions on how to access your 1095-B and 1099 HC tax forms, if needed.

The 1095-B is an official IRS form that is a record of your Health Insurance coverage for 2022. The purpose of the form is to support your annual disclosure to the IRS that you are in compliance with the ACA. The 1095-B form available on...

SHIP Benefits

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

Berkeley SHIP is a comprehensive major medical insurance plan, providing medical, counseling and prescription through Wellfleet Student, vision through ...