UC Student Health Insurance Plan
UC SHIP is a systemwide plan providing enhanced health benefits to all enrolled students. All registered students are automatically enrolled in UC SHIP, but if you have comparable insurance and you do not want to keep UC SHIP as dual coverage, you must submit a request to waive enrollment by the specified deadline. For more information about the plan, visit the Anthem Blue Cross UC SHIP website or read below.
Coverage Dates and Waiver Periods
2013-2014 UC SHIP Details

Plan Highlights 

  • Adult routine preventive immunizations: Tetanus diphtheria/Pertussis, Measles/Mumps/and Rubella, Meningococcal, Varicella, Influenza, Hepatitis A and B, Pneumococcal, Anthrax, BCG, DTaP, Hib, Hib and DTP, Japanese Encephalitis, MMRV, Rabies, Smallpox, Typhoid, Yellow Fever, Zoster, Polio, and Human Papilloma Virus (subject to age limit) are covered at 100% at The Ashe Center.
  • Pharmacy benefits $5 co-pay for generic, $25 co-pay brand, $40 co-pay non-formulary, 100% coverage for prescription contraceptives. Some conditions apply.  
  • Annual deductible is $200.00.
  • 90% of in-network hospital services (60% out-of-network at U & C)
  • 90% of in-network professional services (60% out-of-network at U & C)
  • No annual or lifetime limits on medical and behavioral health benefits.
  • Coverage 365 days a year that goes with the student when travelling
  • Services at the Ashe Center will be with a copayment, coinsurance at 10% or prepaid at 100%. (No deductible applied)
  • Emergency room: pays 100% after $100 co pay per visit (no Ashe Referral required) at an Anthem network provider
  • Urgent Care: pays 100% after $50 copay per visit (no Ashe referral required) at an Anthem network provider only when the Ashe Center is closed.
  • Psycho-Educational testing: Learning disability assessment is covered up to $2,000 per lifetime
  • There are no caps on Essential Health Benefits (EHB) or pharmacy prescription drug benefits

The Ashe Center services as every UC SHIP student's medical home. Students with UC SHIP are expected to seek non-emergency services at The Ashe Center first after which they can be referred as needed to an outside participating Anthem network provider. The student must obtain a referral from the Ashe Center before receiving non-emergency medical services. Claims will not be considered without the Ashe Center referral.


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2013-2014 UC SHIP Fees


Per Quarter​
Per Semester​
without dental​
$510.15 N/A​ $1,530.46
with dental​
($510.15+  $90.08)​
N/A​ $1,800.70​
Graduate​ $879.21​ $1,318.81 $2,637.63​