Welcome to the Peralta International Student Health Insurance Program
All international students will be automatically enrolled in the mandatory Peralta Health Insurance Program through provider GeoBlue.
Upon enrollment, you will find an “International Student Health Insurance Fee” among your other fees for tuition such as AC Transit, campus use fee, etc.
Now that the Peralta Health Insurance Program through GeoBlue is a requirement for all students (see class catalog on page 9, “Fees Information” for more details), please contact your insurance provider to cancel your current plan. Make sure the final date of coverage is no later than 12/31/2016 to prevent double coverage.
The current fee is $121.37 per month, totaling $606.85 for the fall semester, $849.59 for the spring /summer session, and $242.74 for the summer session (new students only).
If you need a letter of support from our office to cancel your current health insurance coverage and request a refund, we will gladly assist you. Please contact Matthew Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org for a support letter.
Health Insurance ID Cards
Your ID card will be sent by GeoBlue to your Peralta email.
Once you receive your ID card, go to www.geobluestudents.com or click the green arrow below. Then, click on “Health Insurance”. Sign in using the Certificate Number on your ID card to access information and tools regarding your plan.
If you have not received your ID card yet and you need to access benefits or online information, please contact Ascension at (800) 537-1777.
- View your health insurance benefits.
- Login to your Peralta International Student Health Insurance Portal Here
Add Coverage for your Dependents:
Once completed, please email to International Program Manager Matthew Jones (email@example.com)
Frequently Asked Questions:
Health Insurance Fee Waiver (Must submit by the first day of classes to be eligible)
- 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 their Non US resident spouse/parents, who are legally residing in the U.S.
- Students participating in Post Completion OPT
The deadline to complete the Health Insurance Fee Waiver will correspond with the last day to drop regular session classes and receive a refund. Please confirm with Academic Calendar. Refunds will only be provided to students with approved Health Insurance Fee Waivers. Students must apply for the health insurance fee waiver every semester that they desire to waive from the health insurance fee.
Students who meet the aforementioned criteria may petition for the fee waiver. The deadline to petition the Health Insurance Fee is September 3. Also, even those on OPT and those who have previously received health insurance fee waivers must complete a new Health Insurance Fee Waiver every semester. Petitions submitted after the deadline will be automatically denied. To apply for the Health Insurance Waiver Form, please login to your GPS account and follow these directions (see attachment labeled Health Insurance Waiver GPS Directions)
- Login to your GPS profile
- Click “Search Programs” (blue box on the right side of the screen)
- Select “Health Insurance Waiver”
- Click “Apply Now”
- Select the “Fall 2018” term
- Under Questionnaire’s box, complete the Health Insurance Waiver form
- Upload you evidence documents
- Click Submit
After completing the waiver process, a Program Manager will send you an email providing an acceptance letter, denial notice, or request for additional evidence.
Enrollment Tip: 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.
Please note that your Blue Cross/Blue Shield plan is an “Accident/Illness” plan only. Meaning, you will only receive coverage if you are actually injured or ill.
For more information on the Peralta Health Insurance Plan, please visit our Health Insurance Student Service Site through Relation Insurance. This page will answer all of your health insurance related questions. If you still have questions after reading through these online materials please let me know. Finally, our office will host health insurance workshops this fall semester with dates, times, and locations to be released soon.