College of the Canyons Board of Directors policy #509 requires international students who hold I-20s issued by College of the Canyons to obtain health insurance.
International students are required to present proof of health insurance before they begin their classes. Coverage for the duration of the school semester through the beginning of the following semester is required.
International students may obtain valid insurance from their home country instead of purchasing group insurance. They may also obtain coverage from US providers.
Evidence of health insurance coverage must include a start and end date. Deviations from this requirement may only be approved by the Director and Assistant Director of the ISP.
The following can be used as guidelines for acceptable coverage:
- Medical benefits of at least $50,000 for accident and illness;
- Repatriation of remains in the amount of $7,500;
- Expenses to cover medical evacuation to the home country in the amount $10,000;
- Deductibles should not be greater than $500 per accident and illness.
For information on selecting health insurance companies and health insurance matters for international students, please contact the ISP office.