GHI Health Insurance Plan
GHI provides excellent health benefits to all enrolled students. All registered students are automatically enrolled in GHI, but if you have comparable insurance and you do not want to keep GHI as dual coverage, you must submit a request to waive enrollment by the specified deadline. For 2015-2016, GHI includes medical, dental, vision, and behavioral health coverage.
Referrals are required from Student Health Service. If you do not obtain a referral prior to treatment, benefits are not payable. If you are more than 50 miles away from UCSB, non-emergency appointments do not require a referral. Use DocFind® to find Aetna-participating doctors, hospitals or pharmacies.
PLEASE NOTE: As of Fall Quarter, 2015, Dependent Coverage will not be available through GHI
Effective for the 2015-16 academic year, UCSB is no longer able to offer insurance coverage for dependents. This decision was made by the GHI Advisory Committee after consultation with students, faculty and campus stakeholders, due to the rising costs of premiums and the availability of much less expensive insurance coverage through the State Exchange (Covered California). Please click here for information about Covered California and note the local representative listed for further assistance. Students may also contact Student Health’s Social Workers for advice at no charge by calling (805) 893-3087 for an appointment.
For more information, please read the following FAQs.