UC SHIP offers 365 days of worldwide coverage. No matter where you are, UC SHIP has got you covered!
Enrollees in the University of California Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) are covered for approved medical expenses incurred while abroad through Anthem Blue Cross (BlueCard PPO and BlueCard Worldwide Programs) as well as through the UC SHIP ACE Travel Assistance Program for travelers on official University business. For more information on how to access your UC SHIP while traveling, visit the UCOP's "When You're Traveling" website.
To download a pdf explaining UC SHIP Traveler's Insurance,click here.
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UC Travel Care and Coverage
Students traveling out-of-state or out-of-country on university business, such as for clinical rotations, field projects, research, or conferences, are entitled to University of California travel insurance through ACE. Note that this insurance is valid for university business only; leisure trips are not covered.
ACE Insurance is free but enrollment is not automatic. You must enroll each time you travel, and benefits vary depending on whether you are traveling inside California, within the United States, or abroad. For more information and details on how to enroll, visit the UCOP Risk Services website.
A Note about Billing
Most foreign clinics and providers will not bill your insurance directly and will require you to pay your bill at the time care is rendered. To get reimbursed, you will need to follow the instructions on how to begin processing your international claims. It is often impossible to obtain foreign medical records once you have departed the area, so be sure to obtain this paperwork before you return home. A UCLA Ashe Center referral is required for all non emergency situations.