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All registered UC Davis students are automatically enrolled in the campus sponsored UC Davis Student Health Insurance Plan (Davis SHIP). If you have comparable insurance and do not want to be enrolled in UC SHIP, you must apply for a Davis SHIP waiver by the date specified for your school.
Davis SHIP medical plan identification cards are mailed directly to ALL Davis SHIP members by Aetna Student Health each Fall in October. You can also print your own Davis SHIP I.D. Card
When you have questions about your health insurance, whether about the UC Davis Student Health Insurance Plan (Davis SHIP) or other health insurance you may have, the Insurance Advocate Program is here to help.
Forms such as insurance waivers, cancellation and refund requests, and benefits checklists are available for download.
Davis SHIP combines medical, mental health, dental and vision coverage under one plan and is available for all registered UC Davis Students. Learn more about how Davis SHIP compares to the plan benefits and costs of Covered California Health Exchange plans (pdf).
If your registration status changes from that of a registered student, it may impact your enrollment in, and eligibility for, Davis SHIP coverage. Select the appropriate status change to see how it will impact your Davis SHIP coverage:
Voluntary Enrollment in Davis SHIP
Students covered by Davis SHIP who go on PELP, Filing Fee, or who have graduated may elect to enroll in Voluntary Davis SHIP coverage.
Undergraduate, graduate and professional students who are enrolled in Davis SHIP have the option to enroll eligible dependents in a voluntary plan. The plan provides medical insurance and the option to purchase dental/vision benefits.
Unless you are in the Working Professional MBA Program you are required to have health insurance. To help you meet the Health Insurance Requirement, UC Davis automatically enrolls all registered students in the UC Davis Student Health Insurance Plan (Davis SHIP) (If you are a medical student your health insurance is provided through the School of Medicine).
- If you want to be enrolled in Davis SHIP, you are automatically enrolled — no action is required.
- If you have comparable insurance and do not want to be enrolled in UC SHIP, you must apply for a Davis SHIP waiver by the date specified for your school. The services at Student Health and Counseling Services are available to all students, even if you waive Davis SHIP.
Fees for Davis SHIP coverage are charged to your student account each term along with your registration fees. Davis SHIP benefits, costs, and dates of coverage are updated every June for the coming year.