California State University, Long Beach requires all F-1 international students and J-1 exchange students to purchase and maintain adequate health insurance coverage prior to registering for classes. International students will not be able to register for classes until the Center for International Education (CIE) has received verification that you have purchased the MANDATORY California State University (CSU) International Student Health Insurance group policy offered through Wells Fargo Student Insurance. ONLY students fully sponsored (including all University fees, non-resident tuition, and incidentals) by particular foreign governments may meet certain criteria to be exempted from this requirement.
The CSULB required heatlh insurance plan may be purchased online using a credit card (Visa or MasterCard) at: www.csuhealthlink.com
Click here for an example of how the CSU International Student Health Insurance plan works for a student who falls ill.
How to Purchase the CSU Plan
- Visit www.csuhealthlink.com. This is the quickest and easiest way to purchase your health insurance with a credit card (Visa or MasterCard). You can print out a confirmation of your purchase and the CIE office automatically receives an email notification from the insurance company confirming your enrollment in the plan. If you purchase insurance via the web, there is no need for you to bring proof of purchase to CIE. CIE will remove your registration hold within 3 business days in most cases.
- Go to the CSULB Wells Fargo Bank Branch, located on the main floor of the University Student Union (USU) and purchase insurance using a money order only (you may purchase a money order at the bank using cash or check). After you purchase your insurance there, bring a copy of your receipt to the CIE. CIE will remove your registration hold within 3 business days.