Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

Health insurance coverage is required for all continuing and newly matriculated Pitzer students. It is the student’s responsibility to keep the College informed of changes in insurance coverage and coverage must be confirmed every year via the online waiver portal. Students will be automatically enrolled in the Claremont Colleges Student Health Insurance Plan until proof of comparable coverage is provided and a waiver is submitted via the online waiver portal by the September 7, 2019 deadline.

The online waiver portal for the 2019/2020 academic year will open June 7, 2019 through September 7, 2019. Students can obtain a 100 percent refund one week before or on the first day of class. After the first day of class the medical coverage charge is non-refundable.

Please note that you will need to have your Student ID # in order to access the portal. Many of your Student Health Insurance questions can be answered by reviewing the information found via the links below. Additional questions regarding the Student Health Insurance Plan should be addressed to Katie Tewell, Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs at

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Student Health Insurance Information

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) Snapshot 2019/2020

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) Waiver Portal (Opens June 7, 2019)

Student Health Insurance Plan Premiums 2019/2020

Dates of Coverage 08/30/19* to 08/29/20 08/30/19* to 01/03/20
01/04/20 to 08/29/20
05/13/20 to 08/29/20
Enrollment Deadline 09/30/19 09/30/19 02/04/20
Cost of Coverage

* Coverage for new students will be effective August 1, 2019