UC Berkeley must inform, actively support students in light of disruptive SHIP changes

The Daily Californian

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This month, UC Berkeley announced a change in insurance carriers for the Student Health Insurance Plan, or SHIP, effective fall 2019. In a press release, the campus told students to expect “a modest increase to premiums” and “minimal changes to specific copays.” But to the students that this change will impact, this is far from the truth.

University Health Services, or UHS, will break from Anthem Blue Cross and, instead, partner with Blue Shield of California, increasing costs and possibly limiting health care providers for students on campus.