Welcome to your Health Insurance Homepage
All international students in F-1 status are automatically enrolled in Peralta’s International Student Health Insurance plan. Relation (linked above) is the insurance provider and AETNA is the health insurance network for the Spring/Fall 2021 school year.
Download the PCCD Insurance Health Services (PDF) to view contact information for in-network healthcare providers in the Bay Area.
Participating F-1 status students will be charged an “International Student Health Insurance Fee”. The below prices reflect for 2022:
- $140 per month
- $700 for the fall semester
- $980 for the spring/summer session
- $280 for the summer session (new students only)
Per the Peralta and Relation health insurance policy, only F-1 status students and their dependents are eligible to receive health insurance coverage. Students who lose their status through changes in the non-immigrant category or violation of status will be removed from coverage and forfeit their fees upon notice.
Accident Illness Only
Please note that your AETNA plan is an “Accident/Illness” plan only. Meaning, you will only receive coverage if you are actually injured or ill. The plan does not include dental or vision coverage, but you can add this as supplementary coverage. You would have to go to 4studenthealth.com to enroll and pay for that directly with a credit card. OIE cannot help you add the dental or vision coverage on your behalf.
Health Insurance Topics
Your Health Insurance Member ID will be sent via email from Relation to your Peralta email address.
***If you have not received an email with your Member ID number and Health Insurance card, please contact Relation Insurance at (800) 537-1777***
- Students who receive health insurance from their US resident spouse or US resident parents.
- Students who receive government-sponsored health insurance.
- Students who receive health insurance from their place of employment in the US.
- Students who receive health insurance from Non-U.S. resident spouses/parents legally residing in the U.S.
- Students who are taking online classes from their home country
All waiver requests will be carefully reviewed, however, submitting a request for a waiver does not guarantee that your waiver will be approved.
Each semester, the Health Insurance Waiver must be completed by the Friday before the semester begins (see Academic Calendar). Petitions submitted after the deadline will be automatically denied. Refunds will only be provided to students with approved Health Insurance Fee Waivers. No refunds will be issued after the refund deadline. Also, all F-1 status students must apply for the health insurance fee waiver every semester even if approved in prior semesters.
To apply for the Health Insurance Waiver Form, you will need to access your GPS account.
After completing the waiver process, a Program Manager will send you an email providing an acceptance letter, denial notice, or request for additional evidence.
Each college has its own Health Insurance Overview Documents. Please review this to learn more about your health insurance coverage. Coverage between colleges are the same:
While on Post-Completion OPT you will NOT be automatically enrolled into the Peralta Health Insurance plan and will not be charged any health insurance fees through your Student Campus Solutions.
To enroll you must complete and submit the OPT Enrollment Forms within 30 days from loss of coverage of your previous insurance termination date.
- BCC OPT Enrollment Form (pdf)
- COA OPT Enrollment Form (pdf)
- Laney OPT Enrollment Form (pdf)
- Merritt OPT Enrollment Form (pdf)
While on Pre-Completion OPT, you WILL be automatically enrolled into the Peralta Health Insurance plan. You may apply for a Health Insurance Waiver if you believe you meet the conditions for a Health Insurance Waiver.
Students have the option to enroll their dependents in the Relation AETNA plan.
To enroll your dependents, visit https://4studenthealth.com, select your campus and plan, scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Plan Materials” once inside your Relation Insurance Student Portal.
Once your dependent enrollment form is completed, please return this form with payment to:
Relation Insurance Services, P.O. Box 240042, Los Angeles, CA 90024
or by email (email@example.com)
Please note that dependents must be enrolled before the first day of instruction for normal session classes (see academic calendar).
If you need to enroll in classes and you’re waiting for the health insurance fee waiver to be reviewed, please pay the fee first, so you can enroll. Then, if approved for the fee waiver, your health insurance fee will be refunded.
For more information about your health insurance plan, please visit your Health Insurance Portal through Relation Insurance. This site will answer all of your health insurance-related questions. If, after reading through these online materials and you still have questions please email International Student Program Manager Matthew Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Michael Goldberg (email@example.com).