Medical Insurance

California State University East Bay (CSUEB) requires that F-1 & J-1 visa student purchases and maintain adequate health insurance coverage during their period of enrollment at CSU East Bay. 


Winter 2018:

CSU EB will continue to provide a preferred health insurance vendor and will no longer accept alternative insurance health plans

How to purchase Health Insurance to Clear Insurance Holds for Winter 2018:

Option 1: CSU-EB Sponsored Health Insurance

CSU-Sponsored health insurance is provided by GeoBlue through Ascension Benefits & Insurance Solutions to purchase insurance using a credit card on line.  To purchase insurance:

  1. Go to: 
  2. Select the International Student Insurance Plan click “Enroll” for 2017-2018 to purchase for Winter 2018.
  3. After you purchase, Risk Management will be notified of your enrollment
  4. Risk Management will clear your hold within 48 hours


Option 2: Employer-Sponsored Insurance

If you are receiving health insurance coverage through an employer-sponsored plan (i.e. US policy through an employer or a family member’s employment), provide documentation of your current insurance policy from your health insurance company.  Note you will need to purchase the Ascension (medical evacuation & repatriation) plan at

  1. E-mail employer-sponsored health insurance documentation and confirmation letter of the Ascension medical evacuation & Repatriation plan to  Include your full name and netid in your email.
  2. The review process may take up to 3-5 business days.


 Option 3: Government-Sponsored Scholarship

  1. E-mail proof of your government sponsored scholarship that includes reference to your health insurance to Risk Management at  Include your full name and netid in your email.
  2. The review process may take 3-5 days.

                                                                         Coverage Dates for each quarter

For removal of health insurance hold, valid documentation of your coverage (lasting through the last day of the quarter) must be submitted to the Risk Management Office at Cal State East Bay

                                                                        CSUEB Academic Calendar

Summer 2017 
6/19/17 9/3/2017
Fall 2017 9/20/17 12/10/17
Winter 2018 1/2/18 3/18/18
Spring 2018 3/26/18 6/10/18

***Please note: You will always have a hold for international student health insurance. The hold will be moved to a future quarter based on your health insurance coverage dates. Please be sure to click on "details" to see which specific quarter you hold is preventing you from enrolling for.***

Have Any Questions?

Please contact the Risk Management office if you have any questions about the international student health insurance requirement.

Risk Management, Student Administration 1600

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