UC SHIP Waiver Information

All registered UC Davis students are automatically enrolled in UC SHIP at the start of each new academic year. 

If you are already covered by other health insurance, such as through an employer, your parents coverage, or Medi-Cal, you can submit a waiver application to waive your enrollment in UC SHIP, and not be charged the UC SHIP Fee each term. 

A new waiver application must be submitted prior to the start of each new academic year. Approved waivers are valid for the entire academic year.

If you do not currently have other health insurance coverage, but obtain coverage later in the year, you can submit a waiver application at that time, and have it applied to the remaining terms in the academic year.



Waiver Deadlines

Waiver applications must be received by these dates in order to apply to the quarters indicated:

2022 - 2023

Quarter Students

  • Deadline for Fall, Winter, & Spring Quarters
    September 1st, 2022
  • Deadline for Winter & Spring Quarters only 
    December 1st, 2022
  • Deadline for Spring Quarter only
    March 1st, 2023

Semester Students (Law & Vet)

  • Deadline for Fall & Spring Semesters
    August 1st, 2022
  • Deadline for Spring Semester only
    December 1st, 2022

UC SHIP Waiver - Online Portal Closed

The deadline to submit a waiver through the online portal was September 1st, 2022 for Fall quarter. If you missed this deadline and would like to submit a late waiver, you can do so by completing the Late Waiver Application, along with the applicable paper waiver application, and emailing them to waiver@shcs.ucdavis.edu.  You will need to also include a copy of your insurance ID card, and documentation from your insurance company, dated within the last 30 days, that shows your coverage is currently active.

Approved late waiver applications are subject to a $50 late waiver fee.

Updated 9/22/22: The Insurance Services office is experiencing a high volume of calls and emails. The current turnaround time for processing late waivers is 3-4 weeks. You will be notified via email once your late waiver has been processed. We appreciate your patience.