Plan benefits for the 2019-2020 year

The Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) offers major medical, mental health, pharmacy, dental and vision coverage. Berkeley SHIP continues to offer comprehensive benefits including:

  • 90% coverage for in-network services 
  • $15 mental health visits (no charge for counseling at the Tang Center)
  • Free generic prescriptions and reduced copays at the Tang Pharmacy
  • $10 copays for eye exams, annual frame and lens allowance
  • PPO plan with coverage throughout the US and International
  • 24/7 telemedicine visits and Advice Nurse line

Fall 2019 coverage begins August 1. For more details on the plan and pricing, visit the SHIP page on the University Health Service website. Please note, SHIP is changing insurance carriers, for more information on this change, see our information on the new 2019-20 SHIP carrier. 

The Berkeley SHIP Waiver Period

If you would like to waive SHIP for Fall 2019, all waiver applications must be received by July 15, 2019. All waivers received between July 16, 2019 and August 15, 2019 will be subject to a late fee of $75. Absolutely no waiver applications will be accepted after the final deadline. A new waiver application must be submitted for each Fall semester and they do not roll-over from previous semesters.

SHIP students who wish to add their dependents should visit the dependent enrollment information and deadlines page on the SHIP website. For students who have a GSI / GSR appointment, your fee remission packet typically includes the cost of SHIP.  Please inquire with your department for details.

Please visit this waiver webpage to apply for a SHIP waiver.

Contact the Student Health Insurance Plan office with any questions at or (510) 642-5700.