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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 5604). Other plans are not accepted. Health insurance must be purchased before class enrollment is allowed.

Health insurance exemption requests for fall 2020 are no longer being processed.


Health Insurance Exemption Request 
Spring 2021:

As IVC will be on-line for the spring 2021 semester, the International Student Program is offering a Health Insurance Exemption for qualifying students who are currently OR plan to be outside of the USA for the entire spring 2021 semester

Students who will remain in the United States in the spring 2021 semester ARE REQUIRED to purchase the IVC health insurance plan in order to be eligible to register for the spring 2021 semester.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  Please read the following instructions carefully.

Eligibility:

Students currently OUTSIDE the US must submit the 2 documents below:

  1. IVC Health Insurance Exemption Request Form:  Completed and e-signed. Health Insurance Exemption Request Spring 2021.pdf
  2. I-94 Travel History:  To be obtained at:  https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/.  Click on the "View Travel History" tab and submit this document to verify your departure date from the US.

Students currently INSIDE the US must submit the 2 documents below:

  1. IVC Health Insurance Exemption Request Form:  Completed and e-signed. Health Insurance Exemption Request Spring 2021.pdf
  2. Copy of PURCHASED plane ticket:  with US departure date listed on OR before January 19, 2021.

 

How to Apply:

  1. Documents must be sent in .PDF format to dchang24@ivc.edu.
  2. Students must submit the Health Insurance Exemption documents from their “@ivc.edu” email account ONLY.  Requests sent from personal emails will not be accepted.
  3. The last day to submit the Health Insurance Exemption request is January 19, 2021.
  4. Students must remain outside of the United States for the entire spring 2021 semester to be eligible for the Health Insurance Exemption.

·       Registration holds:  Requests will be reviewed by the International Office and, if approved, registration holds will be removed within 24 hours of receipt and students will be notified by email.

·       Refunds: If the request is approved, refunds will be applied to the credit card used for the insurance purchase within 14 days of the approval email sent to the student 

 

I Have not Purchased my Insurance for Spring 2021 and am Outside of the United States:
If your request is approved, you will receive an approval email from the International Office AND your insurance hold will be removed from your MySite account allowing for registration within 24 hours of approval.  Please do not contact our office before that time period regarding your insurance hold; email inquiries received prior to our processing window will not be responded to.

I Have Already Purchased the annual plan, but will now leave the United States for spring 2021:

If your request is approved, you will receive an approval email from the International Office.  We will contact Relation Insurance Services and request a refund to the credit card used to make your insurance purchase.  The refund will be for the spring/summer term and should appear on your credit card within 14 days of the approval email.  Please do not contact our office before that 14 day time period regarding your insurance refund; email inquiries received prior to 14 days will not be responded to.

Can I submit the Health Insurance Exemption request before I leave the United States?
Yes; however, you must show proof of PURCHASE of a plane ticket showing a departure date on or before January 19, 2021.  We are not able to accept reservations, but require proof of purchase of your plane ticket. 

Is there a deadline to file the Health Insurance Exemption request?
YES! January 19, 2021 is the last day to request a Health Insurance Exemption.  Requests received after that date will not be processed.  

The Health Insurance Exemption process is only applicable to the spring 2021 semester due to COVID-19.  When the college returns to an in-class format, F-1 visa students will be required to purchase IVC health insurance per Board Policy 5604.​



 

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. 
  

 For information on How to Use Your Health Insurance, please see:


For instructions on how to log into the Member Portal, please see:

 
For the Plan Snapshot, please see:

 
For a FAQ on the insurance, please see:
 
 
 

 

Purchasing Health Insurance

 

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

  

The costs for the 2020-2021 health insurance are as follows:


​Health Insurance Plan: ​Cost:
​Annual Plan (8/1/20-8/1/21): ​ $1962.00
​Fall Only (8/1/20-1/1/21): * ​$817.50
​Spring/Summer (1/1/21-8/1/21): ​$1144.50
​Summer (5/1/21-8/1/21): ​$490.50
 
 
* 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 2021 registration.
 

Please visit www.4studenthealth.com/ivc 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: Relation Insurance Services:
1-800-537-1777
www.4studenthealth.com/ivc

 

For Claims Assistance:  Wellfleet:
1-800-657-5030
www.wellfleetstudent.com​

 

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

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

   To print a duplicate insurance card, please visit:


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Contact

T: 949-451-5414
E: iso@ivc.edu
O: CEC 7

Regular Office Hours

Office Hours

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