International Education & Global Engagement
  • 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 JCB Insurance Solutions.  ONLY students with U.S. employer based policy of a parent or spouse that covers the student may meet certain criteria to be exempted from this requirement. For more information and to apply for the Health Insurance Waiver, please click here.

    Purchasing Insurance

    International students can click here to purchase the required insurance coverage through JCB Insurance Solutions.


    If you want to waive participation in the Student Health Insurance Plan you must complete and submit the Health Insurance Waiver Application no later than the Drop Deadline for the semester. The insurance policy covering the student must provide benefits comparable to the university’s guidelines. An “approved” confirmation notice or a 'denied' statement is emailed after you submit the Health Insurance Waiver Application. You should print this email for your records.