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Waiving/Unwaiving Health Insurance

The Winter Quarter 2020 waiver site is now closed (deadline January 5, 2020). To check your current waiver status, click on the "Gateway Patient Portal" link in the upper left column of this page.

Students will need to submit an insurance waiver request (opt-out) each academic year, unless notified by the Insurance Office that their continuing coverage was verified and the waiver can be extended into the new academic year. Students should check their UCSB emails to ensure that we were able to successfully verify their coverage and process their waiver, or if additional information is needed. Insurance coverage verification for Fall 2019 will begin in late April 2019, and students should expect email notification by the end of June 2019.

The Insurance Office performs routine semi-annual verification of insurance plans for students who were granted a waiver from the mandatory UCSB student health insurance program. Many insurance plans change every January, and those students who fail the verification process will be notified in a series of emails and/or text communications asking for proof of current insurance coverage. If a student does not provide their updated proof of insurance coverage for verification, they will be charged the quarterly premium for enrollment in the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) on the Spring quarter BARC statement. Spring premiums also cover all of Summer until the next Fall quarter begins.

If students or their parents have any questions and/or concerns, please contact us immediately at or call (805) 893-2592.



Waiver Period Opens   

Initial Waiver Deadline  
(no fee)

Waiver Period Closes
(with $50 late fee)


April 22, 2019

August 2, 2019

September 1, 2019 (if not used)


April 22, 2019

June 21, 2019

July 5, 2019 (if not used)


April 22, 2019

September 1, 2019

September 21, 2019


November 1, 2019

December 1, 2019

January 5, 2020


February 5, 2020

March 1, 2020

March 29, 2020

The UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) fee is removed from your BARC account within 3 -5 business days of your waiver being approved. If your UC SHIP Health Fee is not removed from your BARC account after 5 business days please contact the Insurance Office. Thank you for your patience!

PLEASE NOTE: All waiver requests are electronically verified prior to the start of each quarter (including Fall). If the information provided in the student's waiver request is not verified by their insurance company, the waiver will be denied, the premium for UC SHIP will charged on the billing statement (BARC) and the student will be enrolled in UC SHIP.

For more information:

Call the Insurance Office at (805) 893-2592 or email your questions to: