Medical and Dental Insurance Information
- De Anza College does not provide student health insurance (except international students with F-1 Visas who are required to have health insurance).
- The mandatory health fee students pay each quarter is NOT health insurance.
- De Anza College Health Services has information about, but does not endorse, several medical, dental and vision insurance plans. Information about these plans can be obtained at Health Services or by contacting each company directly at the following e-mail addresses or phone numbers. Note that neither Blue Cross/Blue Shield nor Kaiser are student plans.
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Mallory & Associates are local Blue Cross/Blue Shield brokers who can help you to determine which plan is best for you.
- Association of California Community College Administrators' Voluntary Student Health Insurance Plan
- Community College League of California's Domestic Student Health Insurance Plan
- Kaiser Permanente
- California Student Dental Plan
- Affordable California Health Insurance for College Students and Young Adults
De Anza College Student Team/Accident Insurance
- Available to all registered students.
- Can be utilized if you are hurt while on campus or during a sponsored athletic event.
- Is a secondary insurance to your own insurance policy; will act as your primary insurance if you do not have insurance.
- Has a $100 deductible (meaning that you are responsible for paying the first $100 of any medical expenses).
- For more information, or to fill out the paperwork, visit Health Services, located in the lower level of the Campus Center, or call 408.864.8732.
Tips for Buying Health Insurance
Read the entire brochure carefully. Pay special attention to:
- List of exclusions (what is not covered under the plan)
- "Pre-Existing Condition" clause. A pre-existing condition is an illness or medical condition that has been previously diagnosed. Most insurance companies won't cover a pre-existing condition until you have been enrolled for at least 6 months.
- When the benefits begin and end.
- Who and where you can be treated. Some insurance policies have a specific "network" of health care providers to whom you can visit. If you go to someone out of the network, you may be responsible for paying a bigger portion of the bill.
- What portion of any medical expenses you will be responsible for paying.