Insurance Benefits

UC Hastings is one of eleven UC campuses participating in UC SHIP. UC SHIP is a comprehensive major medical insurance plan, providing medical, counseling, prescription, vision and dental services. The year-round plan, which uses the Anthem Blue Cross PPO network, is tailored to meet the health and wellness needs of graduate students. Remember, all students can use Student Health Services, whether they have UC SHIP or not.

Effective Dates

The UC SHIP plan start dates for Fall 2013:

August 5, 2013    -  New LLM & LEOP students

August 12, 2013  -  Foreign Exchange, MSL, New & Returning JD students

The end date for students only on SHIP for the the Fall 2013 semester is 1/8/14 at midnight.


Benefits Summary

Go here to learn more about UC SHIP. The UC SHIP 2012-2013 Student Medical Plan is now available. The UC Ship 2013-2014 student medical plan will be posted as soon as it is available.

Student Health Insurance is included in your tuition fees. The insurance premiums for the 2013-2014 school year are $1,437 for the Fall and $2,012 for the Spring/Summer, a total of $3,449.

Network of Providers

If you would like to be seen by a non-Student Health provider for any type of specialty care (such as a chronic condition, surgery, pregnancy or mental health) you will need a referral from Student Health Services. In order to find an Anthem Blue Cross PPO provider within California please select the following prompts on the network website:

  • Choose "I'd like to search by Selecting Plan"
  • Select California for State
  • Plan Type: PPO
  • Plan Name: Blue Cross PPO (Prudent Buyer) Large Group

In order to find a network provider within the US (but outside California) select the PPO button under guest, and go to the next page.

The BlueCard Worldwide (BCWW) Program provides Blue Cross members traveling or living abroad with access to an international network of inpatient, outpatient and professional providers as well as medical assistance services.

Please use the following website for international travel: https://international.allianzassistance.com/bcbsa/index.asp?page=login

Members will need to use XDP as the alpha prefix.