UHS: SHIP waiver, next-step insurance, winter closure Published: November 21, 2011 By: Dick Cortén UC SHIP waiver deadline for spring/summer 2012 If you waived enrollment in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) in fall 2011, your waiver is effective for the entire 2011-12 academic year. January 4 is the deadline to waive enrollment in SHIP for spring/summer 2012.If you want UC SHIP coverage – no action is necessary. If you want to waive enrollment in UC SHIP – and did not waive for the fall 2011 semester, submit an online waiver application NOW, before you leave campus for the winter break. Waiver applications must be submitted each year you are a student at Cal. Take care of your waiver form by January 4, 2012, and the UC SHIP fee won’t appear on your E-Bill. If you submit a waiver after January 4, you’ll be charged a $50 late waiver service fee on your E-Bill. Absolutely no waivers will be accepted after February 1, 2012. Want more info? Go online, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (510) 642-5700. Insurance After Graduation Workshops If you are a UC SHIP member who will be graduating this semester, or if you are losing UC SHIP eligibility because you are no longer a registered student at UC Berkeley, it is important for you to plan ahead for continuing health coverage (the Fall 2011 UC SHIP plan coverage ends January 14, 2012). A variety of plans are available to you once your UC SHIP coverage expires. Come to one of two upcoming workshops to learn more: Thursday, December 8, 2011, 3-4:30pm, Tang Center Thursday, January 12, 2012, 3-4:30pm, Tang Center RSVP to email@example.com. Contact the Student Health Insurance Office at (510) 642-5742 for additional information or workshop questions. For more details, visit the Insurance After Graduation webpage. Great news for Fall 2011 UCB graduates! All students who were enrolled in UC SHIP for Fall 2011 semester have the option to enroll in the voluntary UC SHIP “Continuation” plan for one additional semester! Same great UC SHIP benefits, with a different premium. More information can be found at the SHIP continuation web page. UHS Closure for Winter Break UHS will be closed for Winter Break from December 24, 2011 – January 1, 2012. Remember to get prescriptions filled and make needed medical appointments before the break. Get more tips from the UHS winter break page.