Loss Coverage of UC SHIP

Ask our Insurance Advisors how to receive a Letter of Certification, or Loss of Coverage.


Academic Healthplans (AHP)

3500 William D. Tate Ave., Suite 200
Grapevine, TX 76051

Phone: (855) 871-9549
Fax: (855) 858-1964

Insurance After Graduation

Insurance Coverage After Graduation or Departure From UCSB

UC Santa Barbara Commencement

Your UC SHIP Insurance ends on the last day of the quarter within which you graduated. (With the exception of Spring Quarter, insurance coverage extends through Summer Quarter) Graduated students will have a (1) quarter grace period to receive services at Student Health Service.  All services will be charged at non-student rates and need to be paid upfront with a credit card.

A loss of coverage due to leaving UCSB would also be considered a qualifying event, and you are eligible to enroll with Covered California now by calling them directly at (800) 300-1506 or by visiting the Covered California website ( If you qualify for coverage and enroll by the 15th day of the month, your coverage will begin on the first day of the next month; if you enroll after the 15th day of the month, your coverage will start on the first day of the second month.

Also, check the UCSB Alumni Association website for benefits such as potential discounts on health insurance