Student Health Insurance

All full-time students are required to be enrolled in a medical health insurance plan.

Health Insurance Information for U.S. Citizens and Other Student Without a F-1 or J-1 Visa

You can be insured through your parents’ health plan if they have one or you can purchase the College – offered plan, which is Kaiser Permanente. If you choose to stay on your parents’ plan, you must waive the College-sponsored student health plan during the open enrollment period.

Complete the online Health Insurance Waiver Form on the Kaiser Permanente website through the link below or through the link in your Moodle account. We encourage you to print and keep a copy of your waiver confirmation page.

Enroll or Waive Now: Whittier College-Kaiser Permanente StudentNet Portal

Enrollment Periods

Exceptions will not be made after the published deadlines.

Open Enrollment for Fall June 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016
Open Enrollment for Spring December 1, 2016 through February 28, 2017

Students will not be eligible to waive or enroll in health insurance online until they are enrolled as a full-time student (12 or more units). Students must actively enroll or waive coverage each academic year.

If you're a part-time student or if you don't meet all the eligibility requirements for the Student Health Plan, you may be eligible for coverage under the Kaiser Permanente Individuals and Families Plan.

If you have questions about your eligibility or the school's definition of "full-time status," please contact the Business Office.

International Students with a F-1 or J-1 Visa

All international students with an F-1 or J-1 visa are required to enroll in the international health insurance plan offered by Whittier College.  The GGH Benefits plan is designed specifically for international students and exceeds the requirements set by the federal government. You will automatically be enrolled in this plan and the cost will be added to your student account each semester.

International students with other insurance policies may NOT waive this plan.

Although you will be insured by GGH Benefits, you may receive a notice that you have been “waived” from the Kaiser Insurance plan. You can ignore this notice as you will not be insured by Kaiser and will not be charged for that insurance.

If you have a current address listed in SEVIS, you will receive an insurance card in the mail.

If you do not receive a card by mail or if you have other questions regarding the International Student Health Insurance, please contact the Office of International Programs.

For questions regarding your bill, please contact the Business Office.

Athletics Insurance

All student-athletes must have a primary accident and injury insurance in order to participate in intercollegiate athletics.  If a student-athlete does not have a primary insurance coverage, they must enroll in the Whittier College primary student insurance and the additional Athletic Rider to participate on a team.  The fee for the additional rider is $360.00 per semester or $720.00 for the year, which will be added to the student’s bill by the Business Office based on a list of qualified athletes provided by the Athletics Department.