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UC SHIP and the Education Abroad Program (EAP)

EAP students must maintain their domestic health insurance coverage in order to be compliant with the Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) requirements mandated by the Affordable Care Act. The travel insurance policy administered through EAP does not qualify as an MEC-compliant plan. Therefore, EAP students, as with all registered students, will be automatically enrolled in UC SHIP and are responsible for paying the UC SHIP insurance premium to UCI by the UCI Fee Payment Deadline for each quarter unless they waive out of UC SHIP successfully by the waiver application deadline.

EAP students, as with all registered students, will not be able to waive out of UC SHIP successfully unless they are covered under another domestic MEC-compliant health insurance plan that meets the UC waiver criteria. Students should contact their EAP Advisor at 949-824-6343 for questions specific to EAP or SHC's Insurance Services Department at 949-824-2388 for questions pertaining to UC SHIP coverage, benefits and/or the waiver application process.