Information for UCSB students with Gaucho Health Insurance who have not supplied their Social Security Number (SSN) or Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) to the UCSB Registrar:
You may receive a letter from the Aetna insurance company asking for your Social Security Number (SSN) or Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), for the purposes of reporting your compliance with health insurance coverage as mandated under the Affordable Care Act federal legislation (ACA). The law requires that Aetna make three attempts to collect this information from you.
An example of the Aetna letter is posted here along with FAQs. UCSB is not involved in collecting this information, and you should follow the directions in the letter to report your numbers directly to them confidentially.
For any questions about their processes, please call the customer service number on the back of your GHI ID card (855) 821-9712. You can print out your GHI ID card from the Aetna website
The Aetna letter will be sent to the local address you have on file in the UCSB Registrar’s Office. Please be sure to keep this updated in GOLD so that you can receive correspondence from Aetna about your GHI coverage.