SHIP Insurance

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 Ambulatory surgical centers are outpatient surgical facilities that may be freestanding or located on the same grounds as a hospital. They are licensed separately as outpatient clinics according to state and local laws and meet all requirements of an outpatient surgical clinic, as well as accreditation standards of...

Insurance After Graduation

Are you graduating or leaving UC Berkeley?

Whether you are graduating or leaving the University for some time, SHIP cannot be continued after the last day of coverage following graduation (December 31 or July 31). The ending of SHIP is considered a qualifying event that opens a 60-day special enrollment period for you to enroll in other insurance plans.

Here are some options that might be available:

Under 26 Years of Age - If under the age of 26, one may be able to stay under their parent or guardian's insurance plan as a...

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...

Waiving SHIP

Summer Special Programs include:

1. Master of Financial Engineering - incoming March class only
2. Master of Laws (Executive Track LLM)
3. Incoming students in the following programs:
-Master of Public Affairs
-Master of Arts in Teaching (BTEP & PLI)
-Master of Real Estate Development + Design
-Master of Urban Design
-11-month Master of Public Health
-Master of Biotechnology
-Master of Computational Social Science

Insurance for Dependents

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

SHIP Fees and Enrollment

All registered UC Berkeley students, 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...

SHIP Waiver Requirements

I. All plans must provide unrestricted access to an in-network primary care provider, in-network hospital, and full non-emergency medical and behavioral health care within 50 miles of campus or the student’s place of residence while attending school.

Note: This criterion applies to all plan types without exception, including Medi-Cal or Medicaid, Medicare, TRICARE/military, HMOs (including Kaiser, Sharp, and others), Covered California, ministry sharing plans or other U.S. federal or state exchange plans, all employee-sponsored and individual plans...

SHIP Waiver Instructions for Special Summer 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.

STEP 1: Identify your Summer 2024 program and waiver period below.

Note: The link to the online waiver application will be made available during your program's waiver period found below under Step 4.

Program Waiver Period Incoming Master in Financial Engineering (MFE3) ...

SHIP Waiver Application 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.

Special Summer Programs

Berkeley SHIP information for Special Summer Programs 2024

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, 11-month Master in Public Health, Master of Biotechnology, and Master of Computational Social Science....