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Health Insurance


All Irvine Valley College international students must purchase the approved insurance plan through Relation (formerly Ascension Insurance). 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 (formerly Ascension Insurance). 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:
 For the Plan Summary, please see:
For the Plan Snapshot, please see:
2018-2019 documents will be posted soon!


Purchasing Health Insurance


All international students are required to purchase the SOCCCD District approved health insurance plan prior to registration.


The costs for the 2018-2019 health insurance are as follows:

​Health Insurance Plan: ​Cost:
​Fall (8/1/18-1/1/19): ​ $560.00
​Spring/Summer (1/1/19-8/1/19): ​ $784.00
​Summer (5/1/19-8/1/19): ​$336.00
​Annual (8/1/18-8/1/19): ​ $1344.00


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 2019 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.




Insurance Contact Information

Insurance Plan Partners: Relation (formerly Ascension Insurance): 1-800-537-1777


For Claims Assistance:  Relation Insurance Administrators(formerly PIA):


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



T: 949-451-5414
O: CEC 7

Department Hours

Mon:​   9 am-4 pm ​
​Tue: ​  9 am-4 pm
​Wed: ​  9 am-4 pm
​Thu:   ​9 am-4 pm
​Fri: ​  9 am-12 pm