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Blog posts that explain insurance terminology and features.

Student Secure and Patriot Travel Insurance Changes for 2018

May 4th, 2018 by Juncal Caballero

Good news! Our Student Secure and Patriot Travel plans have also been updated for 2018, and now the plans offer even more coverage than before! Student Secure Updates Beginning on May 1st, 2018, the Student Secure plan offers more comprehensive coverage at better rates. The main highlights of the Student Secure updates include: New policy […]

Do International Students Need Dental Insurance?

April 13th, 2018 by Sutherland Beever

  While it’s ultimately your choice to purchase a dental insurance plan, this blog will outline the cost of treatment without coverage and the most popular types of dental plans to help you make the best decision. In preparing to become an international student, it’s likely you’ve been warned about how expensive medical treatment can […]

HIPAA and Privacy Laws in the US

January 12th, 2018 by Jennifer Frankel

Many people would agree that medical information should be confidential, and in the US, there are laws that govern what information can be given out to third parties. This law, called HIPAA (or Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), protects the “privacy and security of certain health information.” If you have ever had medical treatment […]

How do I Know What my Plan will and Won’t Cover?

November 15th, 2017 by Sutherland Beever

  It’s important to keep in mind that health insurance plans in the United States aren’t designed to cover everything and different types of insurance plans will cover different things.  Ideally, an insurance plan will help cover a large portion of the bills that you incur from a doctor’s office or hospital, but there is […]

The Ins and Outs of Pre-existing Conditions

October 20th, 2017 by Yessica Prato

If you are an international student or traveler, we recommend that you have a health insurance plan in case there is an accident or you suffer an illness and need to seek medical attention. When it comes to choosing an insurance plan, there are many important aspects that you should consider while you travel abroad. […]

Insurance Carrier Ratings and Why They Matter

September 19th, 2017 by Leah Hammond

When purchasing a health insurance plan, there are many factors to consider. What does the plan cover? How much does it cost? Will it be accepted by your school? One thing that you may not think about when considering your options is the insurance rating of the carrier that is behind your insurance plan, and […]

School insurance plans or my own insurance – which is better?

July 14th, 2017 by Ross Mason

When looking for insurance coverage as an international student in the USA, there are often a few options for you to consider. The three most common ones are outlined in our “School health insurance in the US” insurance explained article – but basically it boils down to a school mandated plan offered by your school, […]

How to Schedule a Doctor’s Appointment in the US

June 15th, 2017 by Bryanna Davis

You woke up with a sore throat, you can’t seem to pull yourself out of bed and your head is pounding. Although you have a busy day of classes ahead of you, it’s starting to happen: you’re getting sick. Luckily, you purchased health insurance coverage before you even arrived in the US, which means you […]

The US Healthcare Video now available in Spanish

June 1st, 2017 by Juncal Caballero

At International Student Insurance, we are interested in informing and getting you ready before your trip; therefore, we are always coming up with new resources to make the adjustment and understanding process of the new culture easier for you. For us, it is important to extend these resources and provide them in your native language. […]

The Pros and Cons of Buying a Travel Medical Insurance from your Home Country

May 15th, 2017 by Sutherland Beever

While planning a trip abroad there are a wide variety of things to consider: what hotels align best with your budget, how many shoes you can fit in your carry on – and of course, selecting a health insurance plan to help cover any unexpected medical bills you incur while traveling. Wait, that wasn’t on […]

Our Insurance Plans

We offer a range of international health and travel insurance plans for both students and non-students including:

Student Secure

International Student Health Insurance for full time students around the world.
Student Health Insurance

Atlas Travel

International Travel Medical Insurance for anyone outside of their home country.
Travel Medical Insurance

Global Medical

International Major Medical Insurance for those needing long term coverage.
Major Medical Insurance

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