Top 10 Things to Know About UC SHIP

UC SHIP offers a rich array of benefits that help keep you healthy and protect you when you aren’t. This site details all the information you need to use your benefits correctly. To quickly find what you need, use the links below to 10 frequently accessed pages with important facts about your benefits.

  1. If you want to waive coverage in UC SHIP, you must submit a waiver application each academic year. Submitting a waiver is now easier than ever with our new Academic HealthPlans (AHP) waiver system. 
  2. Your UC SHIP medical benefits offer comprehensive coverage to help keep you healthy. Routine physicals and screenings are covered at 100%. 
  3. When you need care, make your first stop the student health center (SHC) on your campus. The board-certified providers there will treat you or give you a referral to see a specialist. To see what services your SHC offers, select the link for your campus on the Getting Health Care page.
  4. There may be times when you need to see a doctor outside your SHC, such as when you’re away from school or on break. Learn how to get a referral so your care is covered by UC SHIP.
  5. You’ll pay a fraction of the cost for prescription drugs with your UC SHIP pharmacy coverage. 
  6. There’s no need to wait for a school break to visit a dentist. Your UC SHIP benefits include regular cleanings and checkups. Discover how to make the most of your dental coverage.
  7. Your UC SHIP vision benefits help you maintain a sharp focus on your studies with coverage for routine eye exams, glasses and contacts. 
  8. When you get a referral to see a doctor outside the SHC, you’ll always pay less when you visit a provider in the Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer (PPO) network
  9. All UC students are automatically enrolled in UC SHIP. The plan also offers valuable coverage options for eligible dependents. Learn about UC SHIP eligibility and enrollment.
  10. Need the address of your campus SHC or the phone number for a benefit provider? Use this contact list.

One more thing. Looking for your Form 1095-B proof of health insurance? It’s available online. Students enrolled in the University of California Student Health Insurance Plan will no longer automatically receive a paper copy of IRS Form 1095-B. Find details on the Form 1095-B Proof of Health Insurance page.