UC SHIP specializes in you and your health
You have come to UC Hastings to learn and grow. A healthy lifestyle is far easier for you when your Student Health Services (SHS) is right on campus and outstanding health care is affordable.
We all know how expensive health care can be. UC SHIP was developed to protect you from unexpected health care costs that could create a financial barrier to your graduation. UC makes no profit from UC SHIP—it’s financed by students, for students—and every year we do our best to improve the plan.
Beginning this year, as a member of our UC family, you can receive specialty care at low student rates at UC’s five nationally ranked medical centers. We’re proud that we can provide you with this exceptionally valuable benefit so that you’ll have fewer personal and financial worries if you ever become ill or get injured.
We’ve also increased coverage of psycho-educational testing for those who may need learning accommodations to a $3,000 lifetime maximum. This is a benefit few, if any, other health plans offer.
And this year, if you become ill or injured, UC SHIP will step in to pay 100% of your costs sooner because we now count deductibles, coinsurance, medical copays and prescription copays toward your annual out-of-pocket maximum. This is an example, along with expanded coverage of clinical trials and genetic testing, of how students continue to benefit from our decision to incorporate Affordable Care Act provisions into UC SHIP.
Your UC SHIP Medical coverage At a Glance
UC Ship members have coverage for emergency and authorized non-emergency medical care 24/7 anywhere in the world.
The UC SHIP plan start dates for Fall 2014:
August 4, 2014 - New LLM & LEOP students
August 11, 2014 - Foreign Exchange, MSL, New & Returning JD students
The end date for students on SHIP for the the Spring 2015 semester is 8/9/15 at midnight.
Student Health Insurance is included in your tuition fees. The insurance premiums for the 2014-2015 school year are $1,729 for the Fall and $2,420 for the Spring/Summer, a total of $4,149.
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:
In order to find a network provider within the US (but outside California) select the State, and then plan/network: National PPO Blue Card.
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.
Important notice for UC SHIP members! You have immediate access to your Anthem ID CARD as soon as you become eligible under the plan. 3 ways to get your ID CARD:
Remember, visit your student health services on campus if you need care. Except for summer months and UC holidays, a referral is required before obtaining care from the Anthem network of providers.