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Blog posts that explain insurance terminology and features.

Medical Checklist Before You Travel to the USA

March 2nd, 2017 by Leah Hammond

Studying in the United States can be a once in a lifetime experience, but preparing for your time abroad can also be a stressful and overwhelming process. Between getting your visa processed, booking your plane ticket, preparing to start classes and setting up your living arrangements, there are many things to remember when planning for […]

Top Questions International Students Have About the ACA

January 10th, 2017 by Jennifer Frankel

Even if you now know what the ACA stands for (Affordable Care Act), you still might be filled with questions about what it means for you as an international student. In today’s blog, we are going to explore the top questions international students have about the ACA. 1. What is the Affordable Care Act? The […]

Two Insurance Plans: A Good or Bad Idea?

December 15th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

More is always better, right? When it comes to the number of insurance plans you have, that’s not always the case. If you’re considering buying two (or more) health insurance plans here are a few things that you need to keep in mind. Why consider buying two insurance plans? A few common scenarios as to […]

I Don’t Have Insurance, But Have Medical Bills To Pay!

August 1st, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

You’re young. You’re healthy. And then out of nowhere you’re faced with a medical emergency, spend some time in the hospital and are now forced with astronomical medical bills to pay. What Now? First things first: don’t get discouraged. It would be easy to stash away your medical bills in a drawer, or sit them […]

Individual or Group Insurance – What is Right for My Group?

July 11th, 2016 by Jennifer Frankel

Many schools and organizations come to us trying to figure out how to best manage their insurance plan. Deciding whether an individual or group insurance plan is best for your students can be difficult, and will depend on your process, how much control (and how involved) you want over the insurance, ease of administration, and […]

Does International Student Health Insurance Cover Everything?

June 30th, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

Health insurance can provide peace of mind against high medical bills when studying outside your home country – especially while in the US. However, not all insurance plans are the same, and as a buyer it’s important that you research the plan you’re considering and understand what it will cover before an injury or illness […]

High School Year Abroad – Do I Need Special Coverage?

May 17th, 2016 by Ross Mason

The popularity of international high school programs is increasing as students and parents are looking for an international education at a much earlier age. In the USA alone, there are an estimated 73,000 international high school students studying full-time and this number has tripled in the last 10 years. When you factor in other country […]

Capped Benefits: Know the Pitfalls and Dangers!

April 19th, 2016 by Jennifer Frankel

With most insurance plans, there will always be marketing materials such as brochures or a table of benefits that explains the benefits of that particular plan. While this may give you a bird’s eye view of your plan, this is NOT the official policy wording of your policy and you might be surprised to find […]

4 Tips for an Easy Insurance Waiver Process

March 21st, 2016 by Sutherland Beever

Finding an insurance policy that meets both your personal and school qualifications can be tough.  Luckily the waiver process is easy. Waivers 101: It is common for colleges and universities in the U.S. to allow their international students to “waive” a school-sponsored health insurance plan, and instead purchase a plan of their own choosing – […]

Why you Need an International Student Insurance Plan you can Renew

February 23rd, 2016 by Bryanna Davis

If you’re like many other international students who come to the US to study, you’ll be pursuing your degree for a few years. In turn, this also means you will need a health insurance plan that you can keep during that time. While it might initially seem like a good idea to purchase a health […]

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

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

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International Major Medical Insurance for those needing long term coverage.

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