Insurance Explained Category

Blog posts that explain insurance terminology and features.

Where Should I Go for Medical Care?

March 17th, 2021 by Eric Bloodworth

Healthcare in the United States is complicated to say the least. If you get sick or injured, there are many places that you can go to for medical treatment in the US. It’s important to know where to go to make sure you don’t end up running around to multiple places, spending more money than you need to, and ensuring you have a smooth claims process with your insurance company. So, which provider should you go to for medical care?

Talking to Your Doctor – Don’t be Embarrassed!

January 22nd, 2021 by Yessica Prato

When I was younger my parents were still learning English, which meant I was the family translator for all family doctor’s appointments; at that time, we weren’t aware doctors could provide an interpreter. This, coupled with all the taboos my parents brought with them from Colombia, made going to the doctor difficult at times. At […]

Celebrating the Holidays as an International Student during COVID-19

December 15th, 2020 by Natalie Holland

The holiday season is fast approaching and as an international student, this time of year can be difficult. This time last year you probably were worrying about making it home for the holidays after a long finals season, or maybe thinking about what to get your roommate as a gift! This year, however, as the […]

PPO / Insurance Carrier / Agent Differences

November 23rd, 2020 by Eric Bloodworth

As you’ve surely noticed by now, the healthcare system in the United States is a bit tricky. Agents, insurance carriers, PPO networks, — surely they’re all the same thing, right? Unfortunately not, but we will be going through what these mean and how they work together to make your insurance plan work.

Understanding Insurance Plan Networks

October 2nd, 2020 by Natalie Holland

When it comes to considering which insurance plan is right for you, it is important to familiarize yourself with the insurance plan’s network of doctors, hospitals or clinics – often referred to as a provider network. A provider network is essentially a list of doctors, hospitals and clinics where you can get medical attention.

Student Secure: Choosing the Level That’s Best for You

September 29th, 2020 by Sally Mcleod

It’s important to evaluate each level of coverage and determine what works best for your personal needs in addition to any requirements that you may have from your school. All levels of the Student Secure plan will meet the US department of state requirements for the J visa, in addition to offering coverage for COVID-19, as any other eligible illness allowing for direct payment when going inside the plan’s provider network.

How to Deal with Medical Debt in the US

September 1st, 2020 by Yessica Prato

A few years ago, I was biking with my dog through a trail. Back then, I didn’t have health insurance, I was a college student in the US working two part-time minimum wage jobs, and I wasn’t wearing a helmet. As Murphy’s law would have it, my dog pulled me hard to one side, I […]

Navigating the US Healthcare System During COVID-19

August 3rd, 2020 by Diana Nolasco

As our lives have been turned upside down with COVID-19, it’s important to prioritize our health more than ever! International Student Insurance is here to help and will be hosting a live webinar event to provide you with all you need to know about Navigating the US Healthcare System During COVID-19.  When: Wednesday, August 19th […]

Updated Travel Medical plan for 2020

July 16th, 2020 by Yessica Prato

Our international travel medical insurance plan has been updated for 2020, with new pricing and many of the same great options and benefits! Some highlights of the plan include: Doctor’s visits and Hospitalizations Medical Evacuation and Repatriation Trip Interruption and Travel Delay Extreme Sports like Skiing or Snowboarding COVID-19 covered, the same as any other […]

Emotional Wellness During the COVID-19 Outbreak

March 31st, 2020 by Jennifer Frankel

COVID-19 has impacted many of us around the world. Words like “social distancing”, “quarantine” and “isolation” have entered into our everyday lexicon. Many international students and scholars may be isolated either abroad or at home; many of us may be taking classes online, away from our teachers, friends and community; and still many of us […]

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