Travel & Health Insurance

Travel Assistance Coverage

All F-1 students are required to have travel assistance coverage through GeoBlue. The cost for the program will be automatically added to your tuition bill. Coverage is in effect from August 1 to July 31 of each year.

GeoBlue International travel assistance coverage is NOT a health insurance plan. It will NOT pay for hospitalization, doctor bills or medical tests. However, it will provide the following travel assistance benefits for F-1 students and F-1 student dependents:

  • Emergency medical evacuation where adequate treatment is not available near OCC. 
  • Repatriation of mortal remains to home country.
  • Referrals for medical/dental care in the U.S.
  • Emergency travel arrangements

Once our staff have enrolled all students, you may set up your GeoBlue account and access an electronic copy of the ID card on Member Hub. 

Health Insurance Coverage

International students in the U.S. need health insurance coverage. Students have to purchase coverage on their own. OCC does not provide health insurance to any student. Remember that health insurance is a cost listed on the I-20 document, so you should have money available for it.

Why do I Need it?

You are responsible for your health care bills. If you don’t have health insurance, some hospitals and doctors may not treat you, or they will ask for full payment at the time of service. You cannot buy most student health insurance plans after you are already sick or injured.

Keeping Costs Down

Do not go to a hospital emergency room if you have a condition that can be treated at a clinic. Make sure that you go to providers authorized by your insurer. Plan to have routine care or dental care when you visit your home country.

Choosing a Plan

It is recommended that your plan include the following minimum benefits:

Item Minimum Coverage
Medical Benefits $100,000
Repatriation of Remains $25,000
Medical Evacuation $50,000
Deductible per accident or illness $500