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 information on How to Use Your Health Insurance, please see:
For the Plan Snapshot, 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 2018-2019 health insurance are as follows:
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 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 (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: