What is UC SHIP?
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. Learn more about UC SHIP!
UC SHIP - Comprehensive, Quality Care at an Affordable Price
Affordable Care Act (ACA) and UC SHIP TIP SHEET
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 Waiver through TritonLink. A new waiver must be submitted for each academic year.
Read How to Waive UC SHIP for more information about the Health Fee Waiver process, including waiver deadlines & waiver criteria.
How much does UC SHIP cost?
Undergraduate students: $680.00 per quarter
Graduate and Professional students: $1,300.00 per quarter
The fee is charged to your student billing account along with other mandatory registration fees each quarter (Fall 2019, Winter 2020 and Spring 2020). Coverage for Summer 2020 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 24, 2019 may be eligible for Early Start UC SHIP. There is an additional cost for Early Start UC SHIP. Check with your graduate or program coordinator to see if you are eligible for Early Start UC SHIP.
When does UC SHIP coverage begin and end?
2019 - 2020:
Fall (Undergraduate Summer Success Programs): effective date varies (7/1/2019 or 8/5/2019, depending on the program; check with your program coordinator). Coverage ends 1/1/2020
- Fall (Early Start Medical students): 8/28/2019 - 1/1/2020
Fall (Early Start Intercollegiate Athletes): effective date varies; check with SHS Insurance office; coverage ends 1/1/2020
Fall (Early Start Graduate students): effective date varies; check with your graduate coordinator; coverage ends 1/1/2020
Fall (all other Undergraduate, Graduate & Professional students): 9/23/2019 - 1/1/2020
Winter (all students): 1/2/2020 - 3/24/2020
- Spring (all students) 3/25/2020 - 9/27/2020
Be sure to check the menu items on the left for specific information about each plan.
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