Insurance

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 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 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. 


 

Waiving SHIP

Spring 2019 Waiver Information

The Spring 2019 waiver period is now closed.
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. No waivers will be accepted after January 15, 2019.
The  Spring 2019 waiver criteria, waiver worksheet and other resources are provided below under Waiver Resources.

Medical - Outpatient

1A referral by a UHS Clinician is required BEFORE seeking services outside of UHS or your claims will be denied.

2Subject to the $300 deductible. 

3If the student's plan terminates before the 31 days from date of birth, the newborn's coverage ends on the same termination date as that of the student.

SHIP Benefits

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

Special Summer Programs

Berkeley SHIP information for Special Summer Programs 2019

The information on this page is only for the following programs: Professional Track LLM, LLM Hybrid Option (summer starts only) and incoming students in the following programs: Master of Public Affairs, Masters of Arts in Teaching, Master of Real Estate Development & Design, and Master of Financial Engineering (incoming March class only).

SHIP Waiver FAQs

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

SHIP Waiver Instructions for Summer 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. 


  1. This waiver application is only for students in a Summer Special Program who are waiving for the Summer 2019 session.
  2. Please find your program below for the Summer 2019 waiver period.  

    Program