Health Insurance While Abroad
UC Policy and the U.S. Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates that individuals have qualified health insurance at ALL times. Most travel insurance does not meet those qualifications, so you must additionally pay the UCI’s Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) or have your own private health insurance that meets the qualifications to waive UC SHIP. Make sure you have adequate health/medical insurance coverage before, during, and after your time abroad. Not having adequate health insurance coverage can be very costly!
Click the item below (a or b) that applies to you (only one will apply):
a) summer-only participants
b) academic year (fall, winter, spring and/or year) participants