The exterior of Emmons Wellness Center

Information about health insurance requirements for incoming students.

All entering students must complete and return all health forms prior to registration. They will become a part of the student’s permanent medical record and will be held in strict confidence at the Emmons Wellness Center

All enrolled students must have health insurance that covers primary care services in Los Angeles County. Students must "waive" or "opt out" of the student health insurance every year. If you do not waive, you will be automatically enrolled in the Oxy United Healthcare plan. The deadline to opt out of Oxy's Aetna plan is August 1, 2023 (this waiver form must be completed each year). Enrollment opens June 1, 2023. 

Students who waive in the fall will be automatically waived in the spring if their health insurance does not change. In the event your healthcare plan changes on or after January 1, 2024, you are required to resubmit the waiver with your updated insurance plan. Students may also waive in the spring or add the student health insurance if their insurance needs change.

Most PPO and POS plans, California-based HMO plans, and Kaiser plans qualify to opt out of the student health insurance. Insurances that usually do not meet the minimum requirement of the waiver include out-of-state HMO plans, Medi-Cal plans, and state-sponsored Medicaid plans.

To waive the student health insurance, visit and provide the information for your personal health insurance. 



Office of Admission
Collins House

1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041