Health insurance is a federal requirement for all international students – no exceptions. To protect students from the high cost of health care in the United States, UCLA automatically enrolls all registered international students in a two-part health insurance plan - BruinCare and Anthem Blue Cross PPO. The cost of the combined plans is $375. Plans are outlined further below.
A co-pay for medical services rendered (customary in the US) is due at the point of service. It is vitally important that the student informs him/herself of all charges BEFORE obtaining treatment. More information will be provided as the arrival date approaches and at orientation.
BruinCare coverage includes visits to the UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center on campus, and covers basic services. Students must show their BruinCards or provide their 9-digit UID with a valid form of ID to receive services. Please note that some services are not covered under the Summer BruinCare plan. For more details on fees, please see Fees and Eligibility.
Except in the case of a serious emergency, students must always visit the Arthur Ashe Student Health Center on campus first. If it is necessary to go to the hospital, an Ashe Center representative will refer them for further treatment.
Anthem Blue Cross PPO
Anthem Blue Cross PPO (provided by Ascension Benefits & Insurance Solutions) covers students for scheduled doctor’s visits and emergency care anywhere in the United States. The coverage period generally spans mid-June through mid- September so that students have continuous coverage if they are travelling in the U.S before or after the period of study at UCLA.
Please be aware that many U.S. medical institutions do not accept health insurance policies from other countries. In addition, the cost of health care in the U.S. can be extremely high.
Health Insurance ID Cards and Participating Providers
Insurance ID cards are sent by GGH via email before the beginning of classes. Students may download a copy of their ID card, brochures and locate participating providers at the following website: www.gghstudents.com
LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE AND HEALTHCARE PLAN INFORMATION
The LA representative for this healthcare plan is Ascension Benefits and Insurance (Tel. 1-800-537-1777; Fax 1-310-394-0142). For plan information, please visit their website at www.4studenthealth.com