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International Student Health Insurance


All Irvine Valley College international students must purchase the approved insurance plan through Renaissance Agencies. 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 Ascension Benefits and Insurance Solutions.  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.  Please review the Health Insurance Brochure for a description of coverage:



All international students are required to purchase the SOCCCD District approved health insurance plan prior to registration.
The costs for the 2017-2018 health insurance plan are as follows:
​Health Insurance Plan: ​Cost:
​Fall (8/1/17-12/31/17): ​ $521.25
​Spring/Summer (1/1/18-7/31/18): ​ $729.75
​Annual (8/1/17-7/31/18): ​ $1251.00

Students have the option of purchasing the annual plan at this time or purchasing the fall option at this time.  If purchasing fall only, the spring/summer plan must be purchased prior to spring 2018 registration.
Please visit for more information and enrollment instructions.  Please send a copy of the online receipt by email to Be sure to include your full name and student ID in the email.

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


The International Student Center is open Monday – Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Fridays from 9:00am - 12:00pm.  




Insurance Plan Partners: Ascension Benefits & Insurance Solutions:


For Claims Assistance:  Personal Insurance Administrators (the CIGNA network claims payer): 1-800-468-4343


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



Christina Delgado
International Student Program Director

Maria Lopez
International Student Program Specialist

David Chang
International Student Program Technician

Julia Rozova
International Student Program Technician

T: 949-451-5414
O: Student Services Center, Room SSC 140 


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