All registered UC Hastings students pay a mandatory Health Services fee giving them access to in-clinic healthcare and counseling services provided by Student Health Services. However, only enrollees in the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) have coverage to medical, mental health, dental, vision, prescription and travel insurance benefits provided by the plan.
Registered UC Hastings students paying a premium for the UC SHIP are automatically enrolled. The annual cost is divided into two payments, one for the Fall semester and one for the Spring/Summer semesters. Summer coverage is included for all students registered for Fall and Spring semesters.
Students enrolled in UC SHIP may enroll their dependents in the plan. Dependents must be re-enrolled each semester. Please note that, unlike student re-enrollment, dependent re-enrollment is not automatic. Dependent benefits differ slightly from student benefits. To learn more about UC SHIP Dependent Benefits, see the UC SHIP 2014-2015 Dependent Medical Plan Summary.
Visiting students participating in UC Hastings programs but enrolled at another college or university are not eligible for coverage under the UC SHIP.
Q: How do I obtain my personalized ID card?
A: You will be assigned an ID number that can be used for both your medical and vision program. Shortly after enrollment, you will receive a letter from Anthem Blue Cross with an ID card containing that number. Your ID card will be mailed to the address that is currently on file with the UC Hastings Records Department. You must give that ID number to your providers in order to receive care. You may also use that number to register on the Anthem Blue Cross Website and to access secure areas containing your eligibility and claims information. If you have lost your ID card, you may obtain a replacement by logging in and printing a new card, or you may contact Anthem Blue Cross Customer Service department at 866-940-8306.
Q: May I continue coverage if I am on a Leave of Absence?
A: No, coverage is not offered to students who are taking a leave of absence.
Q: Can I waive the Student Insurance Plan?
A: Students and researchers who have access to an insurance plan that meets a minimum benefits level will be eligible to waive the Student Insurance Plan. To learn more, see Insurance Waiver
Q: Does SHS provide COBRA or an extension of insurance plan?
A: SHS does not provide COBRA, because the UC SHIP is not an employer-sponsored plan.