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General Information

The University requires health care coverage for the purpose of limiting undue financial and academic stress related to illnesses during the academic year. A health policy will assist in meeting not only common illnesses treated at the Student Health Center or at a private physician's office, but also with the financial burden of illness and accidents involving more extensive care.

The University Insurance Committee has contracted with an insurance broker, Wells Fargo Insurance Services (WF). This group researched insurance options and presented Anthem Blue Cross Life & Health Insurance Co. as the optimal coverage for our student body. The University insurance policy through Anthem meets Health Care Reform requirements and has been contracted to include the lowest premium for your benefit; however, you may purchase any policy that has comparable coverage to the University policy. Wells Fargo facilitates our group policy with Anthem and provides customer service to our students for all insurance matters. A nominal administrative fee is added to the premium to cover University insurance-related services.

Please be advised that your student insurance plan Summary of Benefits and Coverage document is available by contacting Wells Fargo Insurance Services at (800) 853-5899.

Health Insurance FAQs

Seaver College Requirements

All Seaver students, including those studying abroad, are required to furnish verification of health insurance. International students are required to purchase U.S. based coverage comparable to the University's policy or enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). It is highly recommended that all students purchase insurance coverage which includes local care close to Malibu. Students must annually submit a waiver as proof of insurance upon entrance and each fall semester thereafter.

Important Dates and Requirements

Fall Waiver Submissions & Premium charges will be as follows:

  • May 15, 2016 - September 7, 2016: Waiver is open for submissions by clicking here.
  • August 2, 2016: Fall term SHIP charges posted to all student accounts who do not have an approved waiver on file by July 31, 2016.
  • September 7, 2016: Waiver Deadline. Students who submit waivers between August 1 – September 7 will receive a reversal of charges on their student accounts for the posted premium within 7 business days of waiver approval. Failure to submit the waiver on time will result in automatic enrollment in SHIP. To submit the electronic waiver click here.
  • January 6, 2016: Spring/summer SHIP charges posted to student accounts. Fall SHIP enrollments will roll over to spring/summer unless a waiver is submitted by the spring waiver deadline, February 3, 2017.

Students who are enrolled in SHIP and graduating in December 2016 will be able to enroll in the spring/summer SHIP with a credit card by calling Wells Fargo Insurance Services at 800-853-5899.

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Graziadio School of Business & Management (GSBM)

All GSBM students registered on the Malibu campus, including those studying abroad, are required to furnish verification of health insurance with U.S. based coverage comparable to the University's policy or enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). It is highly recommended that insurance coverage includes local care close to Malibu. Students must annually submit an electronic waiver as proof of insurance upon entrance and each fall semester thereafter.

Important Dates and Requirements

Fall Waiver Submissions & Premium charges will be as follows:

  • May 15, 2016 - September 7, 2016: Waiver is open for submissions by clicking here.
  • August 2, 2016: Fall term SHIP charges posted to all student accounts who do not have an approved waiver on file by July 31, 2016.
  • September 7, 2016: Waiver Deadline. Students who submit waivers between August 1 – September 7 will receive a reversal of charges on their student accounts for the posted premium within 7 business days of waiver approval. Failure to submit the waiver on time will result in automatic enrollment in SHIP. To submit the electronic waiver click here.
  • January 6, 2016: Spring/summer SHIP charges posted to student accounts. Fall SHIP enrollments will roll over to spring/summer unless a waiver is submitted by the spring waiver deadline, February 3, 2017..

Students who are enrolled in SHIP and graduating in December 2016 will be able to enroll in the spring/summer SHIP with a credit card by calling Wells Fargo Insurance Services at 800-853-5899.

Non-degree and Exchange Students are not required to submit a waiver and are not eligible to purchase SHIP.

GSBM students registered on other campuses are required to carry health insurance but are not required to provide proof of coverage. These students are not eligible for SHIP. Information on State Exchange Plans can be found at https://www.healthcare.gov.

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School of Law Requirements (SOL)

All full-time JD students, including those studying abroad, are required to furnish verification of health insurance with U.S. based coverage comparable to the University's policy or enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). It is highly recommended that insurance coverage includes local care close to Malibu. Students must submit an electronic waiver as proof of insurance upon entrance and each fall semester thereafter.

Important Dates and Requirements

Fall Waiver Submissions & Premium charges will be as follows: 

  • May 15, 2016 - September 7, 2016: Waiver is open for submissions by clicking here.
  • August 2, 2016: Fall term SHIP charges posted to all student accounts who do not have an approved waiver on file by July 31, 2016.
  • September 7, 2016: Waiver Deadline. Students who submit waivers between August 1 – September 7 will receive a reversal of charges on their student accounts for the posted premium within 7 business days of waiver approval. Failure to submit the waiver on time will result in automatic enrollment in SHIP. To submit the electronic waiver click here.
  • January 6, 2016: Spring/summer SHIP charges posted to student accounts. Fall SHIP enrollments will roll over to spring/summer unless a waiver is submitted by the spring waiver deadline, February 3, 2017.

Students who are enrolled in SHIP and graduating in December 2016 will be able to enroll in the spring/summer SHIP with a credit card by calling Wells Fargo Insurance Services at 800-853-5899.

NOTE: Straus Institute Dispute Resolution students are required to carry health insurance, but are exempt from submitting the electronic waiver. Please check with The Straus Institute regarding insurance requirements.

Non-degree and Exchange Students are not required to submit a waiver and are not eligible to purchase SHIP.

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School of Public Policy Requirements (SPP)

All SPP students (including those studying abroad) are required to purchase health insurance with U.S. based coverage comparable to the University's policy or enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). It is highly recommended that insurance coverage includes local care close to Malibu. All new and returning Public Policy students must submit an electronic waiver upon entrance and each fall term thereafter, as proof of insurance.

Important Dates and Requirements

Fall Waiver Submissions & Premium charges will be as follows:

  • May 15, 2016 - September 7, 2016: Waiver is open for submissions by clicking here.
  • August 2, 2016: Fall term SHIP charges posted to all student accounts who do not have an approved waiver on file by July 31, 2016.
  • September 7, 2016: Waiver Deadline. Students who submit waivers between August 1 – September 7 will receive a reversal of charges on their student accounts for the posted premium within 7 business days of waiver approval. Failure to submit the waiver on time will result in automatic enrollment in SHIP. To submit the electronic waiver click here.
  • January 6, 2016: Spring/summer SHIP charges posted to student accounts. Fall SHIP enrollments will roll over to spring/summer unless a waiver is submitted by the spring waiver deadline, February 3, 2017.

Students who are enrolled in SHIP and graduating in December 2016 will be able to enroll in the spring/summer SHIP with a credit card by calling Wells Fargo Insurance Services at 800-853-5899.

Non-degree and Exchange Students are not required to submit a waiver and are not eligible to purchase SHIP.

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Graduate School of Education & Psychology Requirements (GSEP)

All GSEP students registered in the Malibu Clinical Psychology program are required to furnish verification of health insurance with U.S. based coverage comparable to the University's policy or enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). It is highly recommended that insurance coverage includes local care close to Malibu. Students must annually submit an electronic waiver as proof of insurance upon entrance and each fall semester thereafter.

Important Dates and Requirements

Fall Waiver Submissions & Premium charges will be as follows:

  • May 15, 2016 - September 7, 2016: Waiver is open for submissions by clicking here.
  • August 2, 2016: Fall term SHIP charges posted to all student accounts who do not have an approved waiver on file by July 31, 2016.
  • September 7, 2016: Waiver Deadline. Students who submit waivers between August 1 – September 7 will receive a reversal of charges on their student accounts for the posted premium within 7 business days of waiver approval. Failure to submit the waiver on time will result in automatic enrollment in SHIP. To submit the electronic waiver click here.
  • January 6, 2016: Spring/summer SHIP charges posted to student accounts. Fall SHIP enrollments will roll over to spring/summer unless a waiver is submitted by the spring waiver deadline, February 3, 2017.

Students who are enrolled in SHIP and graduating in December 2016 will be able to enroll in the spring/summer SHIP with a credit card by calling Wells Fargo Insurance Services at 800-853-5899.

Non-degree and Exchange Students are not required to submit a waiver and are not eligible to purchase SHIP. 

GSEP students registered on other campuses are required to carry health insurance but are exempt from submitting the electronic waiver. These students are not eligible for SHIP. Information on State Exchange Plans can be found at https://www.healthcare.gov.

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