Waiving Out

2012-2013 Waiver Deadlines: All waivers must be received before the deadline date. No exception.


Quarter Waiver Schedules:

Fall - 07/21/12 - 09/13/12

Winter - 11/01/12 - 12/13/12

Spring/Summer - 02/11/13 - 03/13/13

Semester Waiver Schedules:


Fall - 07/21/12 - 09/13/12

Spring - 11/01/12 - 12/13/12

All UCI undergraduate students are automatically enrolled in USHIP and charged a health insurance fee as part of registration at UCI. If you are currently covered by major medical health insurance that is comparable to University of California USHIP guidelines, and your insurance carrier has a US claims processing office, you have the option of waiving out of the plan — declining the service —and not paying this fee.

UCI students studying abroad through the Education Abroad Program are enrolled in a different insurance plan by EAP and are not eligible for USHIP during the quarters you are away. You should not complete this application for the quarters you are abroad.

Here's how to apply for a USHIP waiver for the 2012-2013 academic year:

Your insurance coverage will be compared to UC USHIP guidelines and a waiver will be granted or denied based on the comparison. If your plan does not fulfill all the requirements, the fee will not be waived and you must purchase the plan.

If you are granted a waiver, it is valid only for the 2012-2013 academic year. You must complete a new waiver application annually. If your personal insurance lapses, you may not join USHIP until the beginning of the next academic quarter.

If you do not attend Fall or Winter quarter your waiver becomes invalid. Upon your return to UCI you must contact the USHIP office prior to paying fees to have your waiver reinstated.

You will be notified by UCI e-mail if your application is approved, denied, or further information is required. You may also check your USHIP waiver status on Zot Account Online. (If you pay your fees before you have been notified that you have been granted a waiver, be sure you pay the entire fee amount. If you deduct the health insurance amount from the amount of fees you pay and your waiver request is denied, you run the risk of having your classes dropped unless you pay the remainder of the fee before the registration fee deadline.)

Be sure to read the instructions in the on-line form and complete the entire form, in English and US currency. After you have completed the form and accepted its terms.

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