Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

SHIP Information for Academic Year 2021-22

Pitzer College requires that all enrolled students have comprehensive medical insurance that is accessible in Claremont and comparable to the Claremont Colleges health insurance plan. At The Claremont Colleges, we offer Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), which many students have found valuable. 

You will be automatically enrolled in SHIP every year until proof of comparable coverage is provided and a waiver is submitted. Waiving out is an annual process. You may waive out if you have a private insurance policy. If you do not waive out by the stated deadlines, you will remain enrolled in SHIP and the fee is not refundable.

The DEADLINE to waive is September 3, 2021. After reviewing the helpful links below, if you still have questions, please email Katie Tewell – katie_tewell@pitzer.edu

2021-2022 Student Health Insurance Plan Website – This site contains benefit highlights and fees, helpful FAQs and login to the SHIP waiver portal.

The Waiver Portal will be available to returning students on May 4, 2021. It will be available to new students on June 7, 2021.

SHIP Information for Incoming Spring 2021 Students

All enrolled Pitzer students must have comprehensive medical insurance coverage.  At the Colleges we offer Aetna Student Health Insurance which many students have found valuable.  You will be automatically enrolled in SHIP until proof of comparable coverage is provided and a waiver is submitted via the online waiver portal by the January 29, 2021 deadline.  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 –    https://www.admin.renstudent.com/Waivers/Account/LogOn?Origin=PTZCLAR.  The waiver portal will open on January 4, 2021. The fee for spring/summer 2021 SHIP coverage is $1,735 and will appear on your first billing statement. Once a waiver is received and approved, the fee will be removed.

If you wish to waive out of SHIP, we expect that your alternative coverage be accessible in Claremont and comparable to The Claremont Colleges’ Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). Please review your coverage thoroughly to ensure accessibility and comparable coverage prior to completing the waiver form. You are responsible for all medical expenses resulting from services that are not covered by your health insurance.

If you are an International student and would like to be waived out of SHIP, please email Katie Tewell – Katie_tewell@pitzer.eduInternational students do not have access to the waiver portal and must email katie_tewell@pitzer.edu to inquire about waiving out of SHIP.

Additional information can be reviewed via the helpful links below:

What does SHIP Cover?  How much does it cost? – Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) Snapshot 2020/2021 and SHIP Plan Design and Benefits Summary

How Does SHIP Work?

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) Waiver Portal (Opens January 4, 2021)

Am I eligible to waive SHIP?  – WAIVER FAQ

Please email the Executive Assistant to the VP for Student Affairs, Katie Tewell (katie_tewell@Pitzer.edu), with any additional questions or concerns related to SHIP.