What is GSHIP?
Graduate Student Health Insurance (GSHIP) is a health insurance plan offered through UC Riverside. GSHIP is mandatory for all graduate students who are not enrolled in comparable private health insurance plan. If you are interested in a waiver, please review these instructions on how to waive out of GSHIP.
What is GSA’s Role in GSHIP?
The UCR GSHIP coverage is determined by the collaboration of the UCSHIP Executive Committee, UCSHIP Advisory Board and UCR SHIP Committee. The GSHIP Officer works with the UCR SHIP Committee, comprising of SHS staff, undergraduate students and graduate students. The GSHIP Officer also participates with the UCSHIP Advisory Committee, consisting of students from other UC universities and UCSHIP board members.
Student insurance concerns are raised and discussed at the UCR SHIP Committee and UCSHIP Advisory Committee meetings. Recommended changes to the UCSHIP are enacted by the UCSHIP Executive Committee. To volunteer on the UCR SHIP Committee, please contact GSA.
Find more information about GSHIP by clicking on the questions below.
Enrollment and cost related questionsWhat does GSHIP cost?
- For teaching assistants, readers, and student researchers, the yearly GSHIP premium is paid for by your department or campus employer. This is automatic along with partial tuition reimbursement. It is your responsibility to confirm payment for your GSHIP premium. It is suggested you confirm with your department or employer that your GSHIP fees will be paid.
- For those without department coverage for your premium, you will see a separate charge on your student financial summary for your GSHIP Premium, which you are required to pay. Payment can be by personal funds, financial aid, etc.
- If you have comparable insurance coverage (which meets the minimum requirements set by UCR) you can waive out of GSHIP by filling out the appropriate waiver form. Only one waiver form is required per academic year. Contact SHS for the most up to date waiver information at (951) 827-3031 or visit their website. Note: There are deadlines for waivers, so check in with SHS early if you plan to waive out of GSHIP!
“Opting out” of GSHIP means that you have sufficient outside health coverage to meet the University’s requirements and that you have successfully filled out the online waiver form before the quarterly deadline.
Coverage, deductibles, and using GSHIPHow does GSHIP coverage work?
All services outside of Student Health require a referral form from Student Health (with a few exceptions). No referral is needed for emergency services or when you are outside a 50 mile radius from UC Riverside. Contact Student Health at (951) 827-3031 for appointments, questions or for referrals.
Click here for more information about your GSHIP services, such as deductibles, copayments and more!
Your best place to start is by visiting SHS, which is where you can find providers and get referrals to specialists on and off-campus.
Once you have a referral, or are looking to find an Anthem provider off-campus, you can find Anthem contracting providers can be located on Anthem’s website, www.anthem.com/ca, by following the navigational steps below:
Select Find a Doctor in the center column labelled Care
Scroll down to the section labelled Search as Guest, and choose Search by Selecting a Plan or Network
Under “What type of care are you searching for?”, select Medical
Under “What state do you want to search in”, select California
Under “Select a plan/network”, click on the drop down menu, type “UCSHIP,” and click Continue
On the following page, please select the details of provider specialty and location for which you would like to search.
Contacting the GSHIP officerWho is the GSHIP officer?
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