Insurance

Insurance After Graduation

Whether you are graduating or leaving the University for a period of time, it is important to think about your insurance options. 

Here are some options that might be available:

  • If under the age of 26, one may be able to stay under their parent or guardian's insurance plan as a dependent. 
  • Covered California or State-Exchange Plan.
  • Medical or Medicaid.
  • Purchase a private insurance plan
  • Enroll in one's employer-based insurance plan.

Waiving SHIP

Fall 2020 Waiver Information

The Fall 2020 waiver period is May 1, 2020 to July 15, 2020. The late waiver period is July 16, 2020 to August 15, 2020 and all late waivers will be subject to a late fee of $75. No waivers will be accepted after August 15, 2020.

The Fall 2020 waiver criteria, waiver worksheet and other resources are provided below under Waiver Resources.

To get started see the Fall 2020 Waiver Application

SHIP Benefits

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

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.  

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. 

Glossary of Insurance Terms

Accidental injury Physical harm or disability which is the result of a specific unexpected incident caused by an outside force. Accidental injury does not include illness or infection, except infection of a cut or wound.
Ambulatory Surgical Center

Reciprocal Healthcare for Visiting UC Students

UC Berkeley supports the Statement of Reciprocal Services for University of California Student Health Centers:

The Student Health Center (SHC) at each University of California campus gladly offers reciprocal access to its student health services to currently registered students from all other UC campuses under the same conditions that apply to its own students who are not enrolled in its campus Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). 

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.

SHIP Vision Benefits

2019-20 VSP Member Information
Plan Network Choice
Member ID Your VSP member ID is the same as your Wellfleet member ID. If you do not have your Wellfleet member ID number, follow the instructions on the flyer here to obtain it.