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Health Insurance

Two ladiesHealth insurance coverage minimizes the risk that you could be forced to interrupt your education because of financially devastating injury or illness. It gives you peace of mind so you can focus on your studies instead of worrying about what would happen if faced with overwhelming bills.

Unexpected medical care expenses can jeopardize a student’s plan for college. Investing in insurance provides a buffer for the possibility of unforeseen health problems.  

There are independent insurance agents who are helpful in applying for Covered California if you are a resident of California. Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics have a program to help you apply for Covered California Call 805-963-8566 Ext. 4015 for an appointment.

Santa Barbara County Public Health Department can also assist you with your application call 805-681-5393 for an appointment.

Covered California
(California's marketplace)
Tel: 1-888-975-1142 

Health Insurance Marketplace
(National Marketplace)
Tel: 1-800-318-2596 


KeenanDirect advantages for Students:

  • Simplify: Work one-on-one with licensed and certified agents to quickly and easily determine insurance needs and identify the insurance plan that best meets each student's individual needs.
  • Save Time: A single phone call provides information and access to a variety of major California carriers and health plans, including Covered California.
  • Save Money: Expert guidance and assistance to determine eligibility for subsidies or Medi-Cal.
  • Quick Resolution: KeenanDirect agents can complete insurance applications over the phone.

For complimentary assistance please refer students to call 1.844.580.6857 or visit our website at for assistance. 


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AHC Accident Insurance Policy

Allan Hancock College has a secondary policy to cover currently enrolled students for accidental injuries that occur in class or college sponsored activities. Accidents must be reported to the Student Health Services & Wellness Program office (W-12) within 72 hours. The student is responsible for initiating all paperwork and billing their primary insurance company first. There is a $50 deductible on all claims. For full information on this policy you can pick up a bulletin at the Student Health Services Office (W-12).