Mandatory Health Insurance Requirement
Due to the special nature of the educational experience at The CSU Maritime Academy (CSUM) all enrolled students are required to carry and show proof of health insurance that meets the minimum insurance requirements to waive and travel assistance throughout their academic career. As a CSUM student, you are automatically enrolled in and charged for the school-endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan unless an online insurance waiver is completed and approved. Students with comparable coverage who are granted a waiver from the school's health insurance, will be charged $20 each semester for the required travel assistance.
Healthcare Reform - Student Q & A
ONLINE HEALTH INSURANCE WAIVER - NOW OPEN - DEADLINE TO APPLY IS AUGUST 15TH 2016
Waiver Period FAQ's for after the waiver has closed-Deadline: August 15th 2016
- Q: When does the insurance waiver period open again?
A: The waiver period is open annually from late Spring to mid Summer. For students not attending in the Fall but attending in the Spring waivers will be considered separately from the Fall waiver process.
- Q: Why is the fall waiver application process closed now?
A: The waiver application period was from April 4th to August 15th 2016. It is closed now so that student fee processing can be completed.
- Q: How were students notified about the waiver period?
A: Several email notifications went out to students via the csum.edu email addresses between the beginning of April and beginning of August. Reminders were placed on the Student Health Center and Cal Maritime Families Facebook pages. Postcards were sent out in May to students' listed permanent addresses. A pop-up reminder was present on the PeopleSoft registration webpage so students were reminded about the waiver deadline when they registered for classes. Reminders for students on cruise were posted in the Bears Tale.
Minimum Insurance Requirements to Waive
Mandatory Health Insurance and Travel Assistance Policy
What is Travel Assistance? What does it cover? On Call International
Aetna Student Health Insurance Benefit Handbook 2015/2016
Aetna Claim Forms (for reimbursement):
On-Call Travel Assistance Brochure (Academic Year 2015/2016)
Deadline for Academic Year 2016/2017 Health Insurance Waiver is August 15th 2016.
The Online Health Insurance Waiver for Academic Year (AY) 2016/17 is open. Cal Maritime students who have not been granted a waiver will automatically be enrolled in the campus Student Health Insurance Plan
and charged for it through their student fees once the waiver closes.
If you have your own personal health insurance or are a dependent on your parent or guardian's health insurance policy, please review the minimum insurance requirements to waive
to see if you qualify for a waiver. Students with comparable coverage and who are granted a waiver from the school's health insurance, will be automatically enrolled in, and charged $20 per semester for, the required travel assistance (see OnCall International Travel Assistance Brochure
You are encouraged to apply for a Health Insurance Waiver, if you:
· Are a new, transfer or returning student AND are already covered by a Health Insurance plan that meets the minimum requirements above; or,
· Are a continuing student and are covered by a Health Insurance plan that meets the specified minimum requirements.
Note: You must apply online for a Health Insurance Waiver annually, even if you qualified for a waiver last year and your information is still current. Students who previously had the school's insurance will receive a new insurance card in the Fall.
If you do not have a card, immediately notify the Student Health Center via email
or phone: 707-654-1170.