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Student Health Insurance Plan 2016-2017 - 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 2016.

New for 2016! Undergraduate Vision Coverage included with SHIP

Undergraduate students will have Vision Coverage through Anthem Blue View Vision included with UC SHIP this 2016-2017 academic year, effective 9/19/2016.

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 'Student Health' app on your smartphone Google Play or Apple App Store. More instructions for downloading the new UC SHIP​ app here.

Premiums 2016-2017 (Health Insurance Fee)

  • Undergraduate Students: $671.00/quarter
  • Graduate and Professional Students: $1,182.00/quarter

The Health Insurance Fee is charged separately for Fall 2016, Winter 2017 and Spring 2017 quarters​. The Health Fee for Spring quarter includes coverage through the Summer break, up to the start of fall quarter.

Prescription Coverage

While there are no plan changes for the OptumRx (formerly Catamaran) prescription plan under UC SHIP, there will be some changes to the prescription formulary used by UC SHIP.  this may affect the copay you pay for your medication.  Please contact OptumRx Customer Service at (844) 265-1879 if you have any questions regarding yoru pharmacy benefits.

De​​ntal Coverage

There are no changes to the Delta Dental plan for 2016-2017.

Vision Coverage

Undergraduate students: Vision coverage through Anthem Blue View Vision is automatically included this 2016-2017 academic year effective 9/19/16. Please refer to the UC SHIP Benefits booklet for complete details rearding yoru benefits. 

Graduate students: There were no changes made to the Anthem Blue View Vision Plan. Please refer to the UC SHIP Benefits booklet for complete details regarding your benefits.