Berkeley has recently learned of a $57 million deficit in the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP). We want to gather feedback on several options available to students and the campus to address the deficit, including raising premiums for students, reducing health benefits, or pulling Berkeley out of the systemwide insurance plan. Not only will this impact student health but it will also impact financial aid. Additionally, we want to inform students about how Health Reform (or the Affordable Care Act) will impact SHIP and benefits.
View the Student Health and Health Care Reform presentation here (updated March 7, 2013).
- New data as of 3/18/13
- Increasing the UC SHIP per year deductible from $200 to $400 per year as a way to offset the cost of removing caps or as an estimated premium savings of $145 for grad students and $110 for undergrads per student per year.
- Increasing coinsurance from 10% to 15% as a way to offset the cost of removing caps as an estimated premium savings of $65 for grad students and $49 for undergrads per student per year.
During the first week of March, we held three forums to inform students on what has been happening with UC SHIP and to find out preferences on premiums, benefits, and more. It is critical to have student feedback as we make decisions about the future of health and health insurance on our campus. These forums were open to all students, staff, and faculty.
DATES: Tuesday, March 5 from 4-5:30pm, in Moffitt Room 103; Thursday, March 7 from 12:30-2:00, in 105 Boalt; Friday, March 8, 3-5pm, in Dwinelle Room 88
"SHIP's future is not certain" read the Daily Californian Op-Ed by Ron Coley, associate vice chancellor of business and administrative services, Harry Le Grand, vice chancellor of student affairs, and Andrew Szeri, dean of the Graduate Division
Berkeley Student Rep to the UC SHIP Advisory Board (from Student Health Advisory Committee)