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Mandatory Health Insurance Requirement

Due to the special nature of the educational experience at The Cal Maritime Academy (CMA) 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 CMA 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 Insurance Waiver - OPENING APRIL 8TH 2015

Waiver Period FAQ's

  • Q: When does the insurance waiver period open again?

A: There will be a waiver application process for spring semester, likely opening in late October. We will send out an email reminder once the opening date is determined.

  • Q: Why is the fall waiver application process closed now?

A: The waiver application period was from April 14 to July 8. It is closed now so that student fee processing can be completed.

  • Q: How were students notified about the waiver period?

A: Six email notifications went out to students via the csum.edu email addresses between the end of April and early July. Reminders were placed on the Student Health Services 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. 

  • Q: How do I apply for an insurance waiver now?

A: The two month waiver application process has ended. The next time you can apply for an insurance waiver is in late October for the spring/summer insurance period.

Minimum Insurance Requirements to Waive

Mandatory Health Insurance and Travel Assistance Policy

Denied Waiver Appeal Form - Please fill out if unable to complete online appeal form. Any questions regarding the waiver please contact Wells Fargo at studentinsuranceservices@wellsfargo.com.

What is Travel Assistance? What does it cover? On Call International

Aetna Student Health Insurance Benefit Handbook 2014/2015

Member Claim Form (for reimbursement)

On-Call Travel Assistance Brochure (Academic Year 2014/2015)

Enroll Online for Medical Insurance (external)

Deadline for Fall 2015 Health Insurance Waiver is August 3rd 2015.
The Online Health Insurance Waiver for Academic Year (AY) 2015/16 is expected to become available in the beginning of April, 2015. It must be completed online by the deadline date of August 3rd 2015—No exceptions! 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.
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 each year, 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 card in the Fall.
If you do not have a card, immediately notify the Student Health Services via email or phone: 707-654-1170.