Health Insurance

The University of California requires all students to have health insurance covering injuries and illnesses beyond the scope of Student Health or that occur when Student Health is closed. UCSB sponsors a Gaucho Health Insurance Plan (GHI), which provides a complete health care package for students when combined with Student Health medical care. GHI covers students year round, including the summer months, regardless of whether or not the student is enrolled in classes.

Students are automatically enrolled in GHI unless they submit a waiver form by the designated date. Students must demonstrate that their private health insurance is comparable to GHI and that they will have sufficient insurance coverage during their time at UCSB. Submission of the waiver is not a guarantee that Student Health representatives will determine a student’s private health insurance to be sufficient coverage. A new GHI waiver must completed by the student each year.