Health Center

Health Insurance

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 on https://studentinsurance.wellsfargo.com/~pepperdine, or by contacting Wells Fargo Insurance Services at (800) 853-5899.

Seaver College Requirements

All Seaver students, including those studying abroad, are required to furnish verification of health insurance. International students are required to purchase insurance with U.S. coverage comparable to the University's policy or enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). Students must annually submit an electronic waiver as proof of insurance upon entrance and each fall semester thereafter, otherwise they will automatically be enrolled in SHIP. If you wish to purchase SHIP, it is recommended you enroll online with a credit card by February 4, 2014 at: https://wfis.wellsfargo.com/pepperdine/Pages/default.aspx.

Non-degree and Exchange Students are not required to submit a waiver and are not automatically enrolled in SHIP.  These students may purchase SHIP online with a credit card.

  • Students who are enrolling in the Spring 2014 semester must submit a late waiver by February 4, 2014. To submit the electronic waiver click here.

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Graziado 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). These students must annually submit an electronic waiveras proof of insurance upon entrance and each fall semester thereafter, otherwise they will automatically be enrolled in (SHIP). If you wish to purchase SHIP, it is recommended you enroll online with a credit card by February 4, 2014 at: https://wfis.wellsfargo.com/pepperdine/Pages/default.aspx.

Non-degree and Exchange Students are not required to submit a waiver and are not automatically enrolled in SHIP.  These students may purchase SHIP online with a credit card.

  • All Malibu GSBM students (including those studying abroad) must submit a late waiver by the deadline - February 4, 2014. To submit the electronic waiver click here.

GSBM students registered on other campuses are required to carry health insurance comparable to the University's policy or enroll in SHIP, but are not required to provide proof of coverage. All registered students are eligible for SHIP.

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School of Law Requirements (SOL)

All full time SOL 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). Students must annually submit an electronic waiver as proof of insurance upon entrance and each fall semester thereafter, otherwise they will automatically be enrolled in SHIP. If you wish to purchase SHIP, it is recommended you enroll online with a credit card by February 4, 2014 at: https://wfis.wellsfargo.com/pepperdine/Pages/default.aspx.

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 automatically enrolled in SHIP.  These students may purchase SHIP online with a credit card.

  • All JD students enrolling in the Fall term (including those studying abroad) must submit a late waiver by February 4, 2014. To submit the electronic waiver click here.

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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. coverage comparable to the University's policy or enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). All new and returning Public Policy students must submit an electronic waiverannually, each fall term, as proof of insurance; otherwise they will automatically be enrolled in SHIP. The full premium rate will be charged to the student account by February 14, 2014. If you wish to purchase SHIP, it is recommended you enroll online with a credit card by February 4, 2014 at: https://wfis.wellsfargo.com/pepperdine/Pages/default.aspx.

Non-degree and Exchange Students are not required to submit a waiver and are not automatically enrolled in SHIP.  These students may purchase SHIP online with a credit card.

  • Students must submit a late waiver by the deadline date February 4, 2014. To submit the electronic waiver click here.

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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). Students must annually submit an electronic waiveras proof of insurance upon entrance and each fall semester thereafter, otherwise they will automatically be enrolled in SHIP. If you wish to purchase SHIP, it is recommended you enroll online with a credit card by February 4, 2014 at: https://wfis.wellsfargo.com/pepperdine/Pages/default.aspx.

Non-degree and Exchange Students are not required to submit a waiver and are not automatically enrolled in SHIP.  These students may purchase SHIP online with a credit card.

  • Students enrolling in the Spring 2014 semester must submit a late waiver by February 4, 2014. To submit the electronic waiver click here.

GSEP students registered on other campuses are required to carry health insurance comparable to the University's policy or enroll in SHIP, but are not required to provide proof of coverage. All registered students are eligible for SHIP for purchase at:https://wfis.wellsfargo.com/pepperdine/Pages/default.aspx.

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Questions Regarding SHIP?

Please call the University's insurance broker, Wells Fargo Insurance Services, at (800) 853-5899. You may also access information online by clicking the link Wells Fargo Insurance Services.