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International Student Health Insurance

As a condition of your enrollment at Sacramento State you will be automatically enrolled in the CSU-approved GeoBlue health insurance policy administered by JCB Insurance Solutions.

Students will who are in the United States are required to enroll through JCB Insurance Solutions. Registration holds will be placed for students who have not enrolled in the health insurance plan. Questions can be directed to Stephanie Ingvaldson at

GeoBlue Plan Summary

Semester Charge Start of Coverage End of Coverage
Annual 2020 - 2021 $1,440.84 August 1, 2020 July 31, 2021
Fall 2020 $720.42 August 1, 2020 January 21, 2021
Spring/Summer 2021 $720.42 January 22, 2021 July 31, 2021

Enrollment Instructions

  1. Visit the Sacramento State JCB Health Insurance Enrollment webpage.
  2. Select the ‘Start Here’ button.
  3. Select the ‘Fall’ term enrollment only.
  4. Complete the agreement and move to the next page to tie your purchase to your account. As a continuing student who has previous health insurance coverage through the same provider, you should have your account and password already set. New students will need to create a new account.

GeoBlue Plan Resources

2020-2021 International Student Insurance Plan Summary

GeoBlue International Student Insurance Guide

GeoBlue (Request an ID Card, check the status of a bill, questions about benefits or claims)

JCB Insurance Solutions (Update your contact information, check eligibility status, and view plan details)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why is Health Insurance Required?

By CSU Executive Order, Sacramento State requires all international students to enroll in health insurance. 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 JCB Insurance Solutions.

How does health insurance in the US work?

The health insurance system in the United States may be drastically different from your home country. Watch this video to learn more about the differences.

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

Please see the Plan Summary and Insurance Guide above for more detailed information.

How do I apply to waive the GeoBlue 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 to IPGE that covers the complete dates of the semester you are enrolling in.

How do I get my GeoBlue ID Card?

ID cards are electronic only! You will receive an email from GeoBlue at the start of each semester notifying you to download your ID card. You may also set up an account at to access your ID card any time. Keep your electronic 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.

How do I find a doctor?

Health services (SHCS) on campus is a convenient low-cost option for medical services and prescriptions. There is no copay or deductible at the health center. When you need off campus care, you should visit a PPO doctor in the Blue Cross Blue Shield network which will cost you less. Find a Blue Cross Blue Shield doctor:

  1. Call (844) 268-2686 or go to
  2. Select “Find a provider.”
  3. Enter your member ID or choose Blue Card PPO Basic
  4. Search by name, specialty, procedure
  5. Enter your ZIP code for location and press “GO.”

In case of a life-threatening emergency call 911 or go to your local hospital emergency room.