REFERRALS MADE OVER WINTER BREAK
If you have UC SHIP and have self-referred to an MD over the break, you need to obtain a referral from Student Health Services in order to continue seeing this physician. Without a written referral from SHS, future visits to that MD will not be covered by UC SHIP.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT UC SHIP: WAIVERS, NEW ENROLLMENTS, AND DEPENDENT ENROLLMENT
New Students: If you are a new student to Hastings, please read and find important information here. All new students who do not wish to enroll in the University of California Student Health Insurance Program (UC SHIP) must complete an online waiver. The waiver deadline is January 26, 2015 at 11:59 PM. If a waiver is not submitted by the deadline, you will automatically be enrolled and billed for UC SHIP.
Continuing Students: If you waived out of the Student Health Insurance in the Fall semester, your waiver is valid for the entire academic year. A new waiver will be required for the 2015-2016 academic year. If you’d like to enroll in UCSHIP Student Health Insurance for Spring 2015, you must make a payment of $2420.00 to Fiscal Services by January 26th. UC Hastings has implemented a streamlined, less restrictive waiver criteria for Spring 2015. Some students whose waivers were not approved for fall may be able to waive enrollment in SHIP for Spring semester, 2015. Please see this letter from Dr. John Stobo, SVP Health Sciences and Services, UC Office of the President.
Dependents: Eligible dependents of fully enrolled/registered UC Hastings students may elect to pay and enroll in the Voluntary UC SHIP. To learn more about UC SHIP Dependent plan, please go here. All dependents must be re-enrolled in the UC SHIP plan each semester. Re-enrollment is not automatic. Please call SHS with any questions at 415.565.4612.
Ebola in West Africa
This resource from the CDC on Ebola in West Africa is a must for any of our students who plan to be in or have any contact with anyone recently in West Africa. Please review.
For more information about the seasonal flu vaccines go here.
If you obtain your flu shot from your local pharmacy, a referral from the UCH Student Health Services is not required, but you will have to pay out of pocket for the immunization. If you have UC SHIP insurance, you can get fully reimbursed for this charge by submitting a claim form along with the receipt received at the time you are immunized. Claim forms are available online or at SHS. However, you MUST send your claim form along with supplemental documentation to the following address to be reimbursed:
You will be reimbursed 100% of your charges for the immunization. Claim forms for Flu Vaccines MUST be mailed to the following address (along with a copy of your receipt):
Anthem Blue Cross
Attn: Jeanette Price
11010 Olson Drive, Suite 110
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
(Please note that this address is different from the one listed on the claim form. This address is ONLY for the Flu Vaccine)
FALL 2014 GRADUATES
Go here for information that you need about health insurance and other health related information after graduation.
Do you have questions about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and how it affects you? Go here. Check out these informative, user friendly links:
The Henry K. Kaiser Family Foundation has a great FAQ section.
Covered California is the state’s health benefit exchange:
To view tutorials on how to use the Covered California website, go here.
Click “start here” to watch a slide deck to learn more about Covered California.
On November 12, 2013, Student Health Services, Hastings Student Health Advisory Committee, and Hastings Health Law Advisory Organization co-sponsored an Affordable Care Act Town Hall. If you missed the town hall, go here to view the content of the presentation”.
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