Health Insurance

Anthem Blue Cross is mandatory for all F-1 & J-1 international students

Due to the extremely high cost of health care in the United States and concern for student's well-being, health insurance is mandatory for all F-1 and J-1 international undergraduate and graduate students.  All students are required to purchase the Anthem Blue Cross health insurance plan offered by Saint Mary's, regardless of pre-exisiting insurance coverage. 

Cost Overview for 2021-2022

Anthem Blue Cross will provide major and minor medical services in the event of illness or an accident.  Anthem provides coverage for sickness and accidents only, and does not provide dental or vision coverage. 

The cost of the medical insurance is $3,668 for 12 months from August 1st to July 31st.  Only students who are enrolled in courses at Saint Mary's are eligible for the health insurance policy provided by the College.  Students who wish to purchase health insurance for their family members will need to contact Anthem Blue Cross or any other medical insurance provider directly.  For more information about your insurance coverage or to purchase additional insurance, please contact Anthem Blue Cross.

Undergraduate and Graduate & Professional Student Billing Cycle

$1,834 will be charged each fall and spring semester for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Graduate Students in the School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA) Billing Cycle 

$917 will be charged each summer, autumn, winter and spring quarter for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Medical Insurance Card

Anthem Blue Cross will not mail physical insurance cards, so students are encouraged to download the StudentHealth app on their smartphone or other smart device to access their ID card, benefits and claims.

From your mobile device or tablet, go to the App Store or Google Play and search for "StudentHealth".  Download the app and follow the instructions to register your account.

From your computer, go to, and choose "Register Now".

Alumni & Health Insurance Options

Anthem Blue Cross will not insure any alumni or anyone who is not an enrolled student at Saint Mary's College.  If you have graduated and wish to continue coverage with Anthem Blue Cross, you will need to contact them directly to inquire about their individual insurance policies.  Alumni are also eligible to enroll in an insurance policy offered by their employer.  Otherwise, alumni can choose to purchase health insurance through any provider that has a policy to fit their needs.

Overview of U.S. Healthcare System

This video teaches international students how to prepare for their arrival in the US, how the US healthcare system works and how students should seek medical care appropriately if they become sick or injured.