Due to the high cost of unexpected accidents, illness, or injury, all students are strongly encouraged to carry health insurance. Health insurance is mandatory for all international students.
Under the new Affordable Care Act, many of our students, families and staff members will be eligible for either no-cost, public insurance under the newly expanded Medi-Cal program, OR heavily discounted (subsidized) private insurance purchased through a new government entity know as Covered California.
Covered CA is the new online marketplace for affordable, quality health insurance. At CoveredCA.com you can:
Compare health insurance plans
Determine how much financial assistance you may receive
Learn about your options, benefits and costs
Purchase your insurance
Enrollment in Covered California will begin October 1st. Insurance under both Medi-Cal and Covered California will begin on January 1, 2014.
I Already Have Health Insurance
Regardless of your medical insurance status, as an enrolled CSUMB student you are eligible for "Basic" health services at the CHC at no additional cost. Other medical services are provided at discounted rates. The CHC is your primary care provider and can bill most PPO insurance carriers. When necessary, the CHC will refer you to a specialist to meet your medical needs.
If you have have questions about services beyond our "basic" health services provided to students, please see our Fees page.
Medication and Prescription Drugs
Unfortunately, the CHC is NOT a retail pharmacy so we are unable to sell over-the-counter medications or devices (other than standard condoms) and can ONLY refill prescriptions that were originally prescribed at this clinic.
I Need Health Insurance
Students who need to purchase student health insurance should access - www.csuhealthlink.com
Or you may call:
Student Insurance Division of Wells Fargo
1-800-853-5899 or 916-231-3399
You may also call the Campus Health Center at 831-582-3965 for information about the current policy. Medical coverage is provided by Blue Cross and includes a 24-hour nurse advice line – (800) 977-0027 – an on-line Healthcare Advisor, and MailService Prescription Drug Program. BC Life also has an optional Dental Plan for an additional premium. When on-line 'Covered persons link to Subimo from the Blue Cross web site through "Member Services" located on the home page and log in to the Secure Member Services site (www.bluecrossca.com). First time users will need to request a PIN.'
For Student Health Insurance claims inquires access a claim form (www.csuhealthlink.com); follow the instruction on the form, and mail the completed form to:
BC Life and Health Insurance Company
Customer Service, 215.
21555 Oxnard Street
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
For Complaints or questions about your medical coverage, first contact Student Insurance Division of Wells Fargo 1-800-853-5899 or 916-231-3399 . You may also contact BC Life at the above location and phone number.
Email is NOT a secure method of communication. PLEASE do NOT use email to discuss medical concerns or to transmit medical documents.