Health Insurance for the 2021-2022 Academic Year
Students must actively waive the health insurance every year *waivers from previous years do not roll over*
How to Submit an Application for the Health Insurance Waiver
The health insurance waiver for the 2021-2022 academic year is now closed. No further late applcations will be accepted at this time. If you missed the August 17, 2021 deadline for Fall, the waiver will again reopen in the Spring. Information regarding the waiver being reopened, including deadlines, will again be sent to students and parents once we get closer to the date. The health insurance waiver is only accessible electronically, and can be found at www.jcbins.com.
Important Information About Your Oxy Student Health Insurance
Student health insurance is a full service PPO plan that can be used by medical providers who are in network with the UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus network. Providers who do not accept United Healthcare will accept UHCSR insurance at out-of-network rates.
Insurance can be utilized anywhere in the US. Internationally, insurance can be used via reimbursement for services. Patients must call the insurance company before they go to the doctor to authorize the visit (if possible), or soon after to make them aware of the visit and the upcoming reimbursement request. Patients must retain all medical documents and receipts for services.
How to Access Your UHCSR ID Card
Effective 08/01/2019, UnitedHealthcare StudentResources has "gone green." Plastic ID cards are no longer automatically sent to students, and must be requested via your UHCSR Patient Portal. To access your UHCSR Patient Portal, pease visit www.uhcsr.com/oxy and click "Log In to My Account" in the upper right hand corner. If you have not yet made an account, you will need to click "Create an Account." You will not be able to just log-in to the account using your MyOxy credentials. Once you have created an account, you will have access to your entire UHCSR Patient Portal where you can save a copy of your insurance ID card to your computer/phone, view claims, submit reimbursement requests, and more. Before submitting a request for a plastic ID Card, please be sure to update your address information on the JCB Insurance web-site here. UHCSR imports address information from JCB's systems, so please be sure to update your information in the JCB Insurance portal as well.
Finding An In-Network Provider
We suggest that students who have waived the Oxy insurance explore the local network of providers covered by their plan. You can do this by going to your health insurance company's web-site, typically listed on the back of your insurance ID Card. You can also call your health insurance company directly via the Customer Service phone number on your insurance ID Card and request a list of contracted providers near Oxy.
Student Health Insurance through United Healthcare is a Preferred Provider Option Plan (PPO). Students may see any provider with this plan, but will receive higher reimbursement rates by seeing an in-network provider. Please keep in mind that all preventative healthcare services must be performed by an in-network provider in order to be covered by the insurance company. You can use the link below to find an in-network provider and, if you are having difficulty, please do not hesitate to contact Emmons Wellness Center at (323) 259-2657 for a referral to a local physician.
To search medical providers, visit UHC Options PPO.
For mental health providers, visit United Behavioral Health.
Additional Benefits Offered by the Oxy Student Health Insurance Plan (UHCSR)
UHCSR offers a free service to all students enrolled in the Oxy Student Health Insurance Plan in partnership with healthiestyou. You can access medical and mental healthcare from anywhere, even while travelling internationally, through healthiestyou. Services are free for students enrolled in the Oxy Student Health Insurance Plan, but also offered for a fee to all other students. You can find more information by viewing the flyer here.