UC Hastings College of the Law and the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP)
2016-2017 Waiver information
UC Hastings requires all enrolled students to have health insurance coverage. UC Hastings has partnered with the University of California to offer students access to the UC SHIP. If you have other major medical health insurance that meets the minimum standards established by the University and don't wish to have the advantages of dual coverage, then you can submit an online Health Insurance Waiver form to discontinue your enrollment in UC SHIP and receive a credit for the health insurance fee. Students who successfully waive UC SHIP must have proof of coverage by another medical health insurance plan that meets UC Hastings' minimum criteria.
All students are automatically enrolled in and billed for UC SHIP every Fall. Students who have successfully waived out of UC SHIP in the past, must re-submit new waivers every Fall. Remember, all students can use Student Health Services, whether they have UC SHIP or not.
Considering waiving out of Student Health Insurance?
If you already have health insurance coverage, and that insurance plan meets the University of California minimum health care criteria, you may request to waive out of UC SHIP by submitting a waiver form online. Before you complete the waiver form, first verify your current insurance plan provides primary care and emergency care in the San Francisco Bay Area. Some insurance plans require that you visit their own network providers to receive care, and in some cases, such networks may not be available within the San Francisco Bay Area.
If you have verified that network coverage is available within the San Francisco Bay Area, please complete the waiver criteria worksheet prior to proceeding. If you do not have the answers to the questions listed on the worksheet, you should contact your insurance company to collect all the information prior to completing the online waiver form.
Waivers must be submitted each academic year.
REMEMBER! You can submit the waiver form one time ONLY. After the waiver from is submitted, you will receive a “waiver Accepted” or “waiver Denied” page based on the answers provided on the waiver from. You will NOT be able to access the waiver system again to make any corrections, so it is important that you have all the correct information before submitting the waiver form.
The Waiver system is now closed. Waivers are good for one academic year. Changes to your waiver status for the Spring 2017 semester can be made between December 4th-tenative date and January 25th.