Insurance

SHIP FAQs

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 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.

Waiving SHIP

  Important Fall 2020 Information about Waiving SHIP

Please read through the important information regarding your SHIP waiver in order to assist you in successfully submitting your waiver for the semester. The link to the application can be found at the bottom of this section once you've read through this important information.

SHIP Waiver Instructions

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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. 


    SHIP Benefits

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

    Prescriptions

    Co-pays at University Health Services Pharmacy

    Prescriptions filled at the Tang Pharmacy:

    • $0 for generics
    • $25 co-pay for formulary brand
    • $40 co-pay for non-formulary
    • $75 co-pay for specialty medications.
    • Birth control is covered at 100%; some conditions apply

    Co-pays outside of University Health Services

    Prescriptions filled outside of UHS:

    SHIP Waiver Instructions for Summer Special Programs

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    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. 


    1. This waiver application is only for students in a Summer Special Program who are waiving for the Summer 2020 session.
    2. Please find your program below for the Summer 2020 waiver period.  

    Insurance for Dependents

    Berkeley SHIP offers comprehensive medical, behavioral health, dental and vision insurance for you and your family!

    Voluntary SHIP plans are now available for the dependents of students enrolled in SHIP.