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Santa Monica College|Enrollment Development|International Education Center|Health Care and Insurance

Health Care and Insurance

Medical care in the United States is very expensive. International students attending SMC are therefore mandated to purchase a comprehensive medical insurance policy through SMC. This policy is underwritten by National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., and is paid for by each student at the time of enrollment. Under this policy, each student must first visit SMC’s Health Center to receive a referral for further treatment.  You will  receive a student medical insurance identification card, which is for your use only. Never lend this card to other students.  You may also download a temporary ID card from

For the most up-to-date plan information including eligibility, definitions, refund details, exclusions, and more, please view the Insurance Program Brochure for the 2015-2016.