Insurance

SHIP Insurance now covers at-home COVID testing kits

January 19, 2022
Starting on January 15, 2022, SHIP Insurance will pay for eight at-home COVID-19 tests per person, per month.

The SHIP office is coordinating with Wellfleet to address both immediate plans we can readily execute and others that will take a little time to bring together.

Currently, guidelines have been established for the following:

Coronavirus Testing (OTC) without a doctor order

Effective for tests purchased on or after January 15, 2022, SHIP/Wellfleet will cover over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 tests without a...

Wellfleet Request for Information Alert for SHIP members

January 18, 2022
Wellfleet 2021 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 2021, you will be receiving an email from Wellfleet with 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 2021. The purpose of the form is to support your annual disclosure to the IRS that you are in compliance with the ACA. Wellfleet will be making your 1095-B form available on Wellfleet’s website via...

SHIP Waiver Instructions

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. Please fill out the WORKSHEET in order to guide you through the online waiver application. NOTE: This worksheet is for guidance only; filling out the worksheet is NOT filling out the online waiver and completed worksheets will not be accepted as waivers....

Waiving SHIP

Spring 2022 Waiver Period

The Spring 2022 waiver period is December 1, 2021 to January 1, 2022. Waivers must be received by January 1, 2022 to avoid a late fee of $75.

The late waiver period is January 2, 2022 to January 15, 2022 and will be subject to a late fee of $75.

Absolutely no waiver applications will be accepted after January 15, 2022.

Please click here for waiver instructions and the online waiver...

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 2022 session. Please fill out the WAIVER WORKSHEET to guide you through the online waiver application. NOTE: This worksheet is...

SHIP Dependents FAQs

collapse all expand all Who is a dependent? Eli­gible dependents are the spouse or domestic partner who resides with the Insured Student and the student’s and/or spouse’s or the domestic partner’s natural child, stepchild or legally adopted child under 26 years of age. For a full definition of who qualifies as a dependent please visit Insurance for Dependents...

SHIP for Non-Registered Students

SHIP for Non-Registered Students collapse all expand all Who May Enroll? Filing fee graduate or concurrent enrollment undergraduate students may purchase the voluntary plan. The student must have been enrolled in SHIP the Fall or Spring term immediately preceding the term for which the student wants to purchase.

A voluntary SHIP option is also available to those who have approved temporary medical withdrawal or...

Special Summer Programs

Berkeley SHIP information for Special Summer Programs 2022 The information on this page is only for the following programs: Master of Laws (Executive Track LLM), 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 and the 11-month Master in Public Health, and graduating students in Master of Information and Data Science. collapse all...

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...

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. Please note, as of Fall...