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Student Health Insurance Plan 2017-2018 - Changes

​​​​​​​​​​UC San Diego's ongoing commitment to provide quality health insurance coverage for our students has resulted in changes to the Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) beginning with Fall quarter 2017.

Mobile App for SHIP

Beginning August 2015, UC SHIP replaced paper insurance cards with the new StudentHealth app (by Mobile Health Consumer).  Please download the mobile app from Google Play or Apple App Store (search "studenthealth"). More instructions for downloading the new UC SHIP​ app here.

Premiums 2017-2018 (Health Insurance Fee)

  • Undergraduate Students: To be announced May 15th
  • Graduate and Professional Students: To be announced May 15th

The Health Insurance Fee is charged separately for Fall 2017, Winter 2018 and Spring 2018 quarters​. The Health Fee for Spring quarter includes coverage through the Summer break, up to the start of Fall quarter.

Prescription Coverage

The benefit for specialty medications (Tier 4 medications) is changing.  

  • Current benefit:  $100 copay per 30-day supply.
  • New benefit: 10% copay, up to $100 per 30-day supply.
  •  Please contact OptumRx Customer Service at (844) 265-1879 if you have any questions regarding your pharmacy benefits.

Medical Coverage

There are no changes to the Anthem Blue Cross Medical Plan for 2017-2018.

De​​ntal Coverage

There are no changes to the Delta Dental Plan for 2017-2018.

Vision Coverage

There are no changes to the Anthem Blue View Vision Plan for 2017-2018.