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Student Health Insurance Plan 2017-2018

Instructions for downloading the UC SHIP mobile app​. ​

Do you know what medical insurance you have?​

​​​​What is UC SH​​IP?

In 2011, the UC Regents made health insurance a mandatory non-academic condition for enrollment. To ensure that all students have adequate health care coverage, including ongoing primary and specialty care, and to satisfy the mandatory health insurance requirement, UCSD automatically enrolls all registered students into UC SHIP.

UC SHIP is a student-focused benefits package for UCSD graduate and undergraduate students, including strong medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, dental, and vision care benefits. UC SHIP is compliant with the Affordable Care Act requirements and works to complement your care at the Student Health Services right on campus. Enrollment is automatic for registered students; waiver application is also available. Click to learn more about UC SHIP!

Click here to view theAffordable Care Act (ACA) and UC SHIP TIP SHEET

Click here to read the letter from the UC Office of the President.

How am I ​enrolled in UC SHIP?

Each quarter that you enroll in classes at UCSD, your student billing account is automatically charged the fee for UC SHIP, and this appears on your e-bill statement as a separate charge. If you are already covered by another insurance plan and wish to opt out of UC SHIP and have the UC SHIP fee waived, you must apply for a Health Fee Waiverthrough TritonLink. A new waiver must be submitted for each academic year.

Click How to Waive UC SHIP for more information about the Health Fee Waiver process, including waiver deadlines & waiver criteria.

How much doe​​​s UC SHIP cost?Undergraduate students: $651.00 per quarter
Graduate and Professional students: $1,191.00 per quarter

The fee is charged to your student billing account along with other mandatory registration fees each quarter (Fall 2017, Winter 2018 and Spring 2018). Coverage for Summer 2018 is included in the cost for Spring quarter. Students enrolled in UC SHIP for Spring quarter have continued coverage for the Summer, up to the start of fall quarter.

Students who are required to be on campus prior to September 25, 2017 may be eligible for Early Start UC SHIP.  There is an additional cost for Early Start UC SHIP.  Please check with your graduate or program coordinator to see if you are eligible for Early Start UC SHIP.

When doe​​s UC SHIP coverage begin and end?

2017 – 2018:

Fall (Summer Success and Enrichment Programs): effective date varies; check with your program coordinator; coverage ends 1/2/2018 
Fall (Early Start Medical students): 8/28/2017 – 1/2/2018
Fall (Early Start Intercollegiate Athletes): effective date varies; check with SHS Insurance office; coverage ends 1/2/2018
Fall (Early Start Graduate students): effective date varies; check with your graduate coordinator; coverage ends 1/2/2018 
Fall (all other Undergraduate, Graduate & Professional students): 9/25/2017 – 1/2/2018 
Winter (all students): 1/2/2018 – 3/28/2018 

2016 – 2017:

Spring (all students) 3/30/2017 – 9/24/2017
More Informati​​on

Be sure to check the menu items on the left for specific information about each plan. 

If you are covered by another person’s health insurance, whether your parent’s or spouse’s, your health information will not be kept private unless you take action. ​

Know how to keep your health information confidential:  Click here. 

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