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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 Request Fall 2020:

  Health Insurance Exemption Request Fall 2020.pdf

The International Student Program is offering a Health Insurance Exemption for qualifying students who are currently outside of the USA and will remain outside of the USA during the fall 2020 semester. 

The exemption is ONLY available to students who are outside of the United States as verified by their I-94 departure record AND plan to remain outside of the United States for the fall semester. Students who are in the United States now and/or beyond August 17, 2020 are NOT eligible for a health insurance exemption.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

Please read the following information carefully:

Eligibility:

  1. Students must be outside of the United States at the time of submission of the Health Insurance Exemption request
  2. Students must remain outside of the United States for the entire fall semester to be eligible for the Health Insurance Exemption
  3. Students inside the United States are NOT eligible for the Health Insurance Exemption
    Purchase of IVC Health insurance is required for any student remaining the United States and must be submitted in order to register for fall 2020 classes.
  4. Students must submit the Health Insurance Exemption request from their “@ivc.edu” email account ONLY.  Requests sent from personal emails will not be accepted.
  5. The last day to submit the Health Insurance Exemption request is August 17, 2020


Required Documents:
Eligible students must submit the following two documents to cdelgado@ivc.edu from their “@ivc.edu” email: 

1.  IVC Health Insurance Exemption Request Form:  Completed and e-signed:
​Health Insurance Exemption Request Fall 2020.pdf

2.  I-94 Travel History verifying your departure date from the USA.  To be obtained at: https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/. Click on “View Travel History” and submit this document.  

  • Requests will be reviewed by the International Office and decision emails will be sent to the student within 5-7 days of review 
  • Insurance Holds:  If the student has a hold on their record, it will be removed on the date of the decision 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 Fall 2020 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.  Processing time is 5-7 days.  Please do not contact our office before that 5-7 day time period regarding your insurance hold; email inquiries received prior to 5-7 days will not be responded to.

I Have Already Purchased my Insurance for Fall 2020 and am Outside of the United States:
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 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.

What if I Paid the Annual Premium?:
We have been informed that Relation Insurance Services will refund the full annual premium amount to your credit card for approved requests.  You will then be required to purchase the spring/summer plan to register for spring 2021 classes.

Can I submit the Health Insurance Exemption request before I leave the United States?
NO.  Our office will not approve requests for students who are still in the US.  We must be able to verify that you have already left the US through the submission of the I-94 departure record.

Is there a deadline to file the Health Insurance Exemption request?
YES! August 17, 2020 is the last day to request a Health Insurance Exemption.  Requests received after that date will not be processed.  Students must already have left the United States in order for the request to be considered.

The Health Insurance Exemption process is only applicable to the fall 2020 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 2019-2020 health insurance are as follows:

 
​Health Insurance Plan: ​Cost:
​Summer (5/1/20-8/1/20): ​ $390.00
 


 

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:  Relation Insurance Administrators:
1-800-468-4343
  www.4studenthealth.com/ivc

 

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

 
 

Contact

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

Regular Office Hours

Office Hours

Monday:​  8:30 am - 5:30 pm​
​Tuesday: ​ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm​
​Wednesday: ​ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm​
​Thursday:  8:30 am - 5:30 pm​
​Friday: ​ Closed