International Student Health Insurance Category

Blog posts that address health insurance for students around the world.

Health Insurance while on OPT

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Participating in Optical Practical Training (OPT) is an exciting and useful opportunity for international students, giving them the chance to gain real-world work experience in a new culture. As beneficial as partaking in OPT may be, there can be a few hurdles involved as well. One common setback that many students on OPT come across [...]

 

Health Insurance in the USA

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Understanding health insurance in the USA can be confusing for international students and scholars. Especially for those who come from a country where private health insurance is not a popular option. There is a large amount of research that can be made when trying to find a plan and piece together everything that health insurance [...]

 

Fighting the Flu

Friday, January 25th, 2013

The US peak of flu season is here and it’s not passing by quietly. It has already become an epidemic according to the CDC and has killed 29 children/teens thus far. International students especially need to ensure they are fighting the flu as best as possible. Attending class every day, living in close quarters and [...]

 

OPT Insurance for Students from India

Friday, January 4th, 2013

The United States continues to be a popular destination for students from India to become an international student in. In the 2011/2012 academic year, there were more than 100,000 international students in the US from India, according to the latest “Open Doors” report. After an international student graduates they have the option to participate in [...]

 

International Student Insurance for the New Year

Friday, December 28th, 2012

The New Year is rapidly approaching meaning so are deadlines to meet school insurance requirements. Finding a plan that will meet each requirement can be time consuming and confusing. However, our school insurance requirements database was created to assist you with this process. Using this tool, you can find your school by searching the state [...]

 

Study Abroad Insurance for the United Kingdom

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Like the number of international students coming to the US, the number of US students studying abroad continues to increase. The latest “Open Doors” report shows that there was a 1.3 percent increase in the number of students who studied abroad in the 2010/2011 year when compared to the 2009/2010 year. There was a total [...]

 

Renew your Insurance Plan for the New Year

Friday, December 7th, 2012

With the New Year and semester right around the corner, many students and scholars will need to renew or extend their international insurance plan to ensure they have the coverage that their school requires. Luckily, those with the Student Secure plan or Atlas Travel plan can renew their plan in a matter of minutes online. If [...]

 

6 Month Pre-existing Condition Coverage

Friday, November 30th, 2012

As an international student on a F1 visa you are not required by the federal government to obtain health insurance. However, many schools have certain insurance requirements in place that you as an international student will need to abide by. One popular benefit that schools request students to include in their international insurance plan is [...]

 

Which Student Secure Plan Level is Right for You

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

You might have done your best with procrastinating when it comes to choosing your international student health insurance plan, but the time has come to make your purchase. Whether you have decided it is necessary for your health or your school has blocked you from enrolling in classes until you have an insurance plan, we [...]

 

International Student Insurance in South Africa

Friday, November 9th, 2012

There are over 60,000 international students in South Africa and it’s no secret why there are so many drawn to this county. South Africa is home to both excitement and beauty. There are plenty of mountains for the more adventurous souls to explore and miles of beaches for those who are looking to just relax. [...]