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Health Insurance

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL F-1 VISA STUDENTS:

All City College of San Francisco international students who are here on an F-1 visa are required to purchase health insurance through Ascension Benefits and Insurance Solutions, Inc. with Anthem Blue Cross. This company has been approved by the City College Board of Trustees to provide excellent medical coverage at a competitive price. Once you have enrolled in the insurance program and purchased your insurance, you will be able to choose your doctor(s) from a large number of health care providers in the San Francisco and Bay Area communities who are part of the Blue Cross Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) network.

This insurance is mandatory for all F-1 international students.


Fall 2014 Health Insurance Workshop Click Here

Insurance Assistance @ C212 - Fall 2014 Semester

Monday: 10:30am - 12:30pm, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Tuesday: 10:30am - 12:30pm, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday: 10:30am - 2:00pm
Thursday: 10:30am - 12:30pm, 3:00pm - 4:30pm


To enroll:


Please visit Ascension Benefits and Insurance Solutions, Inc. website: http://www.renstudent.com/ccsf

OR

Come to Cloud Hall Room 212

Please allow 24 - 48 hours for your payment to go through, and for your hold on WEB4 to be removed.


What does the health insurance through Ascension Benefits and Insurance Solutions, Inc. cover (include)?


The policy provides excellent benefits, including a generous maximum benefit per Injury or Sickness of $250,000 per year and 100% coverage for most physician and clinic/hospital services within network, minus a co-pay, if applicable. The policy has no co-payment IF you first seek medical help from CCSF Student Health Services (located in HC-100 on the Ocean Campus). If CCSF Student Health Services refers you to a doctor, there will be no co-payment for the doctor visit. If you go directly to a doctor without first seeing a nurse at Student Health Services, a $20 co-payment is required to see a doctor or go to Urgent Care, and there is a $50 co-payment if you go directly to the emergency room.


Where can I find more information?


Specific information on the Ascension Benefits and Insurance Solutions Inc. policy that has been chosen for F-1 visa students is included in the insurance brochure which is given to students at the orientation program and is also available online (coming in July 2012). Please read the brochure carefully in order to understand which illnesses and injuries are covered and which are not; those not covered are called "exclusions". There are many terms, such as "exclusions" that are used when discussing insurance.

Click here for answers to common questions (FAQ).

Click here for a summary of benefits.


Where or how should I submit my proof of payment?


The policy provides excellent benefits, including a generous maximum benefit per Injury or Sickness of $250,000 per year and 100% coverage for most physician and clinic/hospital services within network, minus a co-pay, if applicable. The policy has no co-payment IF you first seek medical help from CCSF Student Health Services (located in HC-100 on the Ocean Campus). If CCSF Student Health Services refers you to a doctor, there will be no co-payment for the doctor visit. If you go directly to a doctor without first seeing a nurse at Student Health Services, a $20 co-payment is required to see a doctor or go to Urgent Care, and there is a $50 co-payment if you go directly to the emergency room.

Important Note: No other insurance policies will be accepted as a substitute for the one that CCSF requires. International students attending CCSF are required to purchase the medical insurance policy authorized by CCSF, unless the student has health insurance through their spouse, domestic partner, or parent's employer that is valid in the State of California. The insurance must be purchased before you complete your fall, and/or spring registration.


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