Coverage Period and Premium


Coverage Period


Waiver Period

Fall  2021

09/19/2021 - 01/02/2022

Undergraduate Student
= $1,094
EAP (Medical Only) 
= $331

Graduate Student
=  $1,618
EAP (Medical Only) 
= $374

05/10/2021 - 10/01/2021
Waivers submitted after September 1 will be assessed a $50 late fee

We highly RECOMMEND waived students enroll
in Gaucho Access Plan (GAP).

GAP will provide illness or injury coverage when
seen at Student Health Service.

Price Comparison Sheet 


01/03/2022 - 03/27/2022

Undergraduate Student
= $1,094
EAP (Medical Only) 
= $331

Graduate Student
=  $1,618
EAP (Medical Only) 
= $374

11/01/2021 - 01/10/2022
Waivers submitted after December 1 will be assessed a $50 late fee


03/28/2022 - 09/17/2022
(extends through summer)

Undergraduate Student
= $1,094
EAP (Medical Only) 
= $331

Graduate Student
=  $1,618
EAP (Medical Only) 
= $374

02/01/2022 - 04/04/2022
Waivers submitted after March 1 will be assessed a $50 late fee

   Price Comparison Sheet


Where Can I Get My Insurance Card

Download Insurance Card Instructions

(Physical cards are not mailed to students.)

Where Do I Go to Find an Anthem Provider
(Outside) of Santa Barbara County


Anthem Doc Find (details here)
UC SHIP/Anthem
Customer Service Care Line

UC SHIP Referral Requirement

Referral Required if

Non-emergency or non-urgent medical care within 50 miles of UCSB, you must seek treatment with a Student Health provider (during regular hours of operation). 
Student Health providers will issue you a referral when additional care or a specialist is needed.

Note: a deductible, copayment, or coinsurance may apply.

No Referral Required if

Students seeking care outside of the 50-mile radius from UCSB: 
no referral is required before seeking care.

Dependents under a Student’s Plan:  must seek care from off-campus providers – no referral required.  

Exceptions: no referral is required for emergency or urgent care, LiveHealth Online, pediatric dental or vision for members under age 19, or services of a pediatrician, obstetrician, or gynecologist.

After Hours Care


After Hours Nurseline at 1(877) 351-3457

24 Hour Telemedicine Care

Students enrolled in UC SHIP can connect with a board-certified medical provider or other certified medical professionals by web, mobile app, or phone 24 hours a day / 7 days a week using the LiveHealth Online service.

Therapist zoom appointments are available 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Recurring appointments can be scheduled with the same provider. (No copays / no referral needed) 

LiveHealth bills UC SHIP insurance directly. LiveHealth Benefits Coverage details here | Easy step-by-step instructions (LiveHealth Flyer)

Emergency Care

Hospital Emergency Room services - No referral needed.  All Hospital ER Claims are subject to review by Anthem Blue Cross and must qualify under the definition "emergency" in the UC SHIP Medical Benefits Booklet.

Note - Cottage Hospital Emergency Room Providers are considered "in-network" when claims are billed to Anthem Blue Cross.

If you have billing issues with local in-network hospitals please contact @


1095-B Form

Important: You do not have to wait for your 1095-B Form to file your tax return. 

Register to receive electronically - Deadline: December 31st

To sign up visit:

If you move, notify the UCSB Registrar’s Office of your current address to ensure you receive the form and other important healthcare insurance information.

Questions regarding Proof of Your Health Insurance? Contact AHP

For Additional Plan Information:

Our Insurance Advisors can be reached via email at Your email will be responded to within one (1) business day.