In case of emergency:
If you have an an urgent medical situation and are unsure about your medical coverage, but you are well enough to make a phone call, please call your insurance company to find out your coverage information; otherwise you should go to the closest public hospital:
SF General (San Francisco)
Highland Hospital (Oakland)
Designate an Emergency Contact in WebAdvisor
You must complete CCA's Emergency Notification System form prior to orientation. This system tells us the best ways to contact you and tells us who we are authorized to contact in case of an emergency.
Once you have made your enrollment deposit, you can complete your emergency contact information via WebAdvisor.
Log into your WebAdvisor account and select Emergency Contacts in the User Account section.
Use the upper section to designate how you’d like to be contacted and to opt in to the notification system. Use the lower section to designate who the college should notify should you be involved in an emergency or crisis.
Student Health Insurance
Important Change to CCA Insurance-Waiving Process
Beginning fall 2013, CCA will move to an online insurance-waiver system. CCA will no longer accept paper waivers, and a student’s own health insurance must meet minimum coverage requirements to qualify for an approved waiver.
In addition to reducing paper waste, this system will ensure all students have adequate health insurance coverage -- coverage that is minimally comparable to the CCA Kaiser Permanente Health insurance plan.
CCA is taking this early opportunity to inform you of this change, and to recommend that you take the time to evaluate your own insurance, compared to CCA’s Kaiser Permanente Health insurance plan.
Per CCA policy, all students who are registered at 12 or more units per semester (9 units per semester for Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies students) are charged the insurance and are automatically enrolled in the CCA Kaiser Permanente Health insurance plan.
In order to waive the CCA Kaiser Permanente Health insurance, your personal insurance plan must meet the following minimum coverage requirements:
- be owned, headquartered, and operated in the United States
- provides emergency care within 50 miles of CCA
- provides primary care services within 50 miles of CCA
- provides an annual maximum benefit of at least $500,000
- has inpatient and outpatient mental-health benefits
- offers unlimited prescription benefits
- offers full coverage for all preexisting conditions
The insurance plan of all international students must also meet the additional criteria listed below in order to be waived:
- covers repatriation of remains in the amount of $7,500 or greater
- covers medical evacuation expenses of the international student to that student's home country in the amount of $10,000 or greater.
J-1 international students must also meet Department of State requirements in order to be waived. These additional criteria are listed below:
- plan deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness.
- if a copy of your insurance policy is requested, you must be able to provide a copy written in English showing benefit amounts in U.S. dollars.
You have two useful sources of information to help you compare your own health insurance to CCA’s Kaiser Permanente health insurance plan.
First, you can refer to your insurance company’s Evidence of Coverage booklet. The booklet is provided by your insurance company and describes all of your benefits and the limitations of those benefits.
You may also visit your carrier's website, or contact a representative with the insurance agency if you cannot locate such a document.
Look for an email in early June that will contain a link to the online waiver website, including instructions, deadlines, and policies. Please read and pay close attention to all emails and notices pertaining to this change.
Please direct any questions you may have to Director of Access and Wellness Services Suzanne Raffeld at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Students Who Elected CCA Health Insurance Coverage
Use your medical record number (MRN) to access Kaiser medical care. If you do not have your medical record number, call Kaiser Member Services at 800.464.4000 to speak with a representative who can assist you using your name and date of birth.
Once established, you can call to schedule an appointment using your medical record number.
Update your address in WebAdvisor to reflect your current local CCA address, and then email your current local address to email@example.com.
Once Kaiser's system is updated, you will be notified to call Kaiser Member Services at 800.464.4000 to request a new member ID card, which will be mailed to the local address you provided.
Contact Suzanne Raffeld at firstname.lastname@example.org if Kaiser cannot locate you in their system.
Be sure to include the following information in your email:
Date of birth
Student ID number
Are you an international student?
Total number of credits assigned to you for spring 2013
CCA Now Offers Chiropractic Coverage!
Chiropractic benefits have been added to the college's Kaiser Permanente student health plan and are administered by American Specialty Health Plans of California (ASH Plans).
Students who seek chiropractic care are required to see a chiropractor who is registered within Kaiser Permanente's network of approved chiropractors -- those who are approved by ASH Plans.
Although a physician referral is not required, Kaiser reviews the chiropractor's notes to determine the medical necessity of your treatments.
Accessing Chiropractic Care
First identify a nearby chiropractor who is approved by ASH Plans. You may do so online by visiting ashcompanies.com or calling 1.800.678.9133 (1.877.710.2746 TTY) weekdays from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. (PT).
Next schedule an appointment with the chiropractic office nearest you. Pay the $15 copay at the time of your appointment. The independent chiropractor bills Kaiser directly for the full cost of services provided. (Note: You are charged a $15 copay for each visit, with 20 visits being the maximum number of permissible visits each calendar year.)
Download or print the Kaiser Permanente chiropractic benefit sheet.
Important Student Health Plan Facts
All registered full-time CCA students are automatically insured by the college's student health care plan.
Student health coverage usually begins on first day of each semester (for spring/summer 2013, coverage begins on January 1, 2013, for which all premiums have been paid and lasts through the first day of the following semester.
See the schedule »
Students have the right to waive health care coverage by submitting an online waiver application. Please see the Waiver FAQ for more information.
Kaiser Conversion Plan for Graduates
The Kaiser conversion plan applies to students who have both Kaiser (through CCA) and Kaiser through other sources.
For greater convenience, download a highlights-only version of the conversion plan.
Students can also go to kp.org and apply for the Kaiser Permanente Individuals & Families plan that gives them a broader choice of plan designs. (Lower rates are available, but they are subject to medical review.)
See also health insurance options for graduates.
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