We know what you’re thinking. The school’s health insurance is already so high quality, how could it possibly get any better? Well, for 2011-12 UC Berkeley will join the new UC SHIP plan, which covers over 130,000 UC students and actually cuts costs. Here are some improvements to the system:
- the generic prescription pay was lowered from $15 to $5
- the co-insurance coverage was raised from 80 percent to 90 percent
- there is now a dependent plan option for children and partners
The Tang Center still isn’t exactly the paragon of medical practice, but these lower costs definitely help.