International Student Health InsuranceNurse

 As a condition of your enrollment at California State University, Sacramento you will be automatically enrolled in the CSU-approved Ascension health insurance policy.  You will be automatically charged the health insurance premium in two installments during the academic year.  Charges will appear in your MySacState account.

Semester

Charge

Start of Coverage

End of coverage

Annual

$1,299.00

August 1, 2017

July 31, 2018

Fall 2017

$649.50

August 1, 2017

January 21, 2018

Spring/Summer 2018

$649.50 January 22, 2018 July 31, 2018

Those students who have coverage provided by a sponsoring organization are eligible to apply for a waiver of the CSU-approved health insurance plan.  Please purchase travel insurance ONLY for the period that you will be in the United States that is not covered by the effective dates of the policy listed above.

Benefit Information:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Why is Health Insurance Required?

International students are required by federal law to maintain health insurance while studying the in the United States. In order to attend classes at Sac State, all F-1, J-1, and J-2 visa holders are required to hold health insurance through Ascension.

How does health insurance in the US work?

The health insurance system in the United States may be drastically different from your home country. Learn more about how the system works.

What is the plan called?

The plan is called GeoBlue.

What is covered?

Health insurance helps cover the expense of:

  • Visits to the doctor, hospital or urgent care
  • Unexpected illness and/or injuries
  • Medical evaluation
  • Repatriation
  • Medicine

Detailed plan information coming soon.

How do I apply to waive the Ascension health insurance policy?

Only students funded by a sponsoring organization (e.g. SACM, CBIE) are eligible to apply for a waiver. To apply for a waiver, you must submit a valid financial guarantee that covers the complete dates of the semester you are enrolling in. Detailed waiver application instructions are to be announced.

How do I get my GeoBlue ID Card?

You will receive an email from GeoBlue at the start of each semester/ term notifying you to download your ID card. You may also set up an account at www.geobluestudents.com to access your ID card any time. If you need to seek medical treatment before you receive notice that your ID card is active, please contact Ascension at (800) 537-1777 to obtain your insurance ID number.

Keep your ID card with you at all times! You will need your card when you visit Student Health & Counseling Services (SHCS) or a doctor’s office, urgent care, or hospital.