Health Insurance Deadline 9/15/19

July 19, 2019

From: UCSC Student Health Insurance Office

Subject: Health Insurance Deadline 9/15/19

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Each year, all students are enrolled in the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) automatically. To opt out of UC SHIP for fall quarter 2019 and the 19/20 academic year, students must complete the online insurance waiver. The deadline for waiving out is September 15, 2019.

You can ACCEPT our insurance by doing nothing or WAIVE UC SHIP online.

If you accept UC SHIP insurance:
No action is required. You’ll be automatically enrolled and billed for your premium.

If you want to waive UC SHIP:

Gather your information. You’ll need to upload a scan of the front and back of your insurance card. You will be asked for detailed information on your insurance plan and benefits. Please have your insurance information available before you log on to the online waiver site.
Review our Online Waiver Questions Information sheet at
Complete the online insurance waiver by 9-15-19.

Complete the waiver here: The deadline to waive is 9/15/19

Waiver FAQ:

Q. Why do I have to choose a health insurance option?
The Regents of the University of California require all students to have health insurance. Read the mandate here:

Q. What happens after I submit the waiver?
Our waiver administrator, Academic HealthPlans (AHP), will audit your waiver to ensure compliance with Federal and UC requirements. They will contact you if there’s a problem.

Q. I’ve already completed a waiver for this academic year. Do I need to complete another waiver?
No, not until the next academic year.

Q. What if I have more waiver questions?
You can contact the UC SHIP waiver administrator, AHP (Academic HealthPlans) for help at 855-427-3175 or

Expiration Date: 12/31/19