International Student Health InsuranceNurse

 As a condition of your enrollment at California State University, Sacramento you will be automatically enrolled in the CSU-approved GeoBlue 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.



Start of Coverage

End of coverage

Annual 2018-2019


August 1, 2018

July 31, 2019

Fall 2018


August 1, 2018

January 21, 2019

Spring/Summer 2019

$675.00 January 22, 2019 July 31, 2019

Because coverage through the CSU-approved GeoBlue plan is mandatory, 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.

Starting Fall 2018 (August 1, 2018 - January 21, 2019), students will be covered by GeoBlue through JCB Insurance Solutions. Please see benefit information below:

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 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 the video below 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

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 fromGeoBlue 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-costoption 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.