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A HEALTH PLAN THAT’S ALL ABOUT YOU

Built for students, with students actively involved in its design, UC SHIP provides high-quality, affordable and convenient coverage that protects students from unexpected health care costs.

UC SHIP offers medical, pharmacy, dental, vision, mental health and substance use disorder benefits for UC undergraduate and graduate students and their eligible dependents.

Because all UC students are required to have medical insurance, UC automatically enrolls registered students at the Davis, Hastings College of the Law, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, San Diego and San Francisco campuses in UC SHIP each academic year.

NEW TOP 10 PAGE HELPS YOU FIND INFORMATION QUICKLY

To quickly find the information you need, start with this roundup of 10 frequently accessed pages with important facts about your benefits.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING GENDER IDENTITY AND UC SHIP:

Currently, all UC SHIP affiliated vendors (Academic Health Plans, Anthem, Delta Dental, OptumRx) do not have the capability to accept and store a non-binary gender designation within their information systems. These vendors can only accept a “male” or “female” gender designation at this time. If your campus registration indicates a non-binary gender identity designation, then a default value of “M” will be transmitted to the UC SHIP vendors and will appear within their respective information systems. The default value is arbitrary and based upon long-standing programming limitations.

UC SHIP/UCOP, in conjunction with your campus Student Health Center, is working diligently with the vendors to ensure that their systems are upgraded as soon as possible. We sincerely regret this situation and we want to take this opportunity to assure all students of our unwavering commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.