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International Student Center:

Health Insurance

All Irvine Valley College international students must purchase the approved insurance plan through Relation Insurance Services (SOCCCD Board Policy 5010)Other plans are not accepted. Health insurance must be purchased before class enrollment is allowed.

IVC is happy to offer a health insurance plan through CIGNA administered by Relation Insurance Services . CIGNA offers a wide network of doctors supported by strong benefit coverage for international students. This is an "accident and illness" policy which will cover injuries and illness sustained while in the USA.

For questions and assistance regarding your health insurance coverage, please visit the International Student Center. You may also visit the Health Center for questions related to health care referrals in the area. 

Purchasing Health Insurance

All international students are required to purchase the SOCCCD District approved health insurance plan prior to registration. Insurance can be purchased by visiting Click on “enroll”; be sure to choose “2022-2023” to get the correct enrollment period.  Students can purchase the “Annual” or “Fall Only” plan to register for the fall semester. * Students registering for the fall only plan will need to purchase the spring/summer plan in order to have access to spring 2023 registration.

The costs for the 2022-2023 health insurance are as follows:

​Health Insurance Plan: ​Cost:
​Annual Plan (8/1/22 - 7/31/23): ​ $2244
​Fall Only (8/1/22 - 12/31/23): * ​$935
​Spring/Summer (1/1/23 - 7/31/23): ​$1309
​Summer (5/1/23 - 7/31/23): ​$561

Health Insurance Exemption for Fall 2022:

I am a Student Who Will be OUTSIDE the US in the Fall 2022 Semester - You may be Eligible for a Health Insurance Exemption:

Students who will remain outside of the US during the fall 2022 semester may be eligible for a Health Insurance Exemption.  Students must provide proof that they are already out of the US or show a plane ticket itinerary with a departure date from the US on or before August 22, 2022.

Please complete and submit the Fall 2022 Health Insurance Exemption form below with all required supporting documents.  Instructions on where to submit all documents by email are included on the Health Insurance Exemption Form.

The deadline to submit this document is August 22, 2022.

Please visit for more information and enrollment instructions. Once you have purchased the insurance, our office will receive an email of the receipt.  The hold will then be lifted within 24 hours so that you can register.

Health insurance must be purchased before students can register for classes.

Insurance Contact Information

Insurance Plan Partners

For Claims Assistance: 

To find a CIGNA provider (doctor, hospital, etc.), please visit:

To find an Express Scripts provider (prescriptions), please visit:


T: 949-451-5414
O: CEC 7

Office Hours

In-Person (On-Campus)

 Monday - Friday  9 am - 4:30 pm​

Virtual (via Cranium Cafe)

 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday  9 am - 4:30 pm​
 Thursday ​ 9 am - 6 pm​

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