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University of California

University of California
University of California Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP)

Welcome to the University of California Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP)!


Important UC SHIP news for the 2013 - 2014 plan year!


  • UC SHIP complies with major Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits.
  • Ventegra is UC SHIP's pharmacy benefit administrator.


UC SHIP is a total student-focused benefits package for University of California graduate and undergraduate students, including strong medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, dental, and vision care benefits.


Highlights of the 2013-2014 ACA-compliant enhancements include:


  • No annual or lifetime caps on medical and behavioral health benefit 
  • No cap on pharmacy prescription drug benefits 
  • No caps on Essential Health Benefits (EHB)

Did you know UC SHIP already offers coverage for:


  • Free preventive exams and associated lab work at campus student health services (SHS) 
  • Free preventive immunizations
  • Free FDA-approved generic contraceptive drugs and devices (brand name if generic is not available)
  • Essential Health Benefits, as listed by Health and Human Services


Important announcement about your UC SHIP pharmacy benefits!


Starting with the 2013-2014 plan year, Ventegra is your UC SHIP pharmacy benefit administrator. This change streamlines administration and improves medication safety for UC SHIP members. 


You can contact Ventegra at 1-877-867-0943 or login online to findout more about your pharmacy benefits.


To get a prescription filled, take your prescription to your student health center pharmacy or to a Ventegra network pharmacy. Ventegra contracts will all major pharmacy chains in the United States, including Walgreens, CostCo, Safeway, and CVS. Simply present your Anthem Blue Cross ID card (your Ventegra member ID number is the same as your Anthem Blue Cross ID number).


Your Ventegra pharmacy booklet describing plan benefits and a list of formulary drugs will be posted on your campus home page soon.


Automatic enrollment for University of California students  


The following University of California students are automatically enrolled in UC SHIP for Fall 2013:


  • Hastings School of Law
  • Los Angeles
  • Merced
  • San Francisco
  • San Diego
  • Santa Cruz
  • Irvine Graduate Students


UC SHIP fulfills the ACA requirement that all Americans have health insurance starting January 1, 2014. UC SHIP members will not be subject to income tax penalties.


Click on your campus in the left menu bar to explore your UC SHIP benefits, enrollment and waiver information, online services, and other UC SHIP information.  


Campus Administrators:  Login using the "UC Administrator Access" link on the left menu bar to access the tools you need to manage the student insurance plan.

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Products and services are underwritten by unaffiliated insurance companies, except crop and flood insurance, which may be underwritten by an affiliate, Rural Community Insurance Company. Some services require additional fees and may be offered directly through third party providers. Banking and insurance decisions are made independently and do not influence each other.