Undergraduate Student Health Insurance Plan (USHIP)

Medical Benefits

The medical and mental health benefits of the plan are provided through Anthem Blue Cross. For questions regarding benefits, eligibility, claims status or to locate a network provider, contact:

Anthem Blue Cross
(844) 437-0493
Claims Submission:
PO Box 60007
Los Angeles, CA 90067-0007

Insurance ID Card

Download your insurance ID using the UC SHIP mobile app or visit www.anthem.com/ca. A physical ID card will not be mailed to you.

Pre-Certification for Hospitalization

Pre-certification is required for all inpatient hospitalizations. Prior to a scheduled hospital admission or following an emergency admission, please call (800) 274-7767.

How to Access Care Across the U.S. and Around the World

When you are traveling away from home and/or campus, you have access to care across the country through Anthem’s BlueCard® PPO Program. If you’re traveling outside the U.S., you have access to care through the Blue Cross Blue Shield Global Core Program. For assistance, please visit Anthem Blue Cross or contact the Blue Cross Blue Shield Global Core Service Center at (800) 810-2583 (BLUE).

Pharmacy Benefits - USHIP

Effective 9-24-2018, OPTUMRx is the Pharmacy Benefit Management organization (PBM) for USHIP. Customer Service: (844) 265-1879.

For the 2017-18 USHIP Plan (through 9-23-2018), Anthem is the Pharmacy Services network.

To locate a network pharmacy other than the SHC Pharmacy and/or to manage your medications (including refills and home delivery):

Anthem Pharmacy Services
Customer Service: (800) 700-2541
www.anthem.com/ca