Insurance Explained Category

Blog posts that explain insurance terminology and features.

PPO / Insurance Carrier / Agent Differences

November 23rd, 2020 by Diana Nolasco

Agencies, Networks, and Carriers, Oh My! 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 […]

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. Before […]

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

September 29th, 2020 by Sally Mcleod

Choosing a health insurance plan to cover you in case the unexpected happens is now more important than ever. Whether you’re re-evaluating your health insurance needs, purchasing a plan to meet your school’s or visa requirements, or looking for a plan to cover you on OPT, it can be challenging to make the right decision […]

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 […]

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – What You Need to Know

February 26th, 2020 by Yessica Prato

What international students should know about the coronavirus and how it will impact their insurance coverage

Student Health Advantage & Patriot Travel Medical – How to File a Claim

January 23rd, 2020 by Leah Hammond

You’ve just been to the doctor…so now what? You showed a copy of your ID card at the time of treatment, and the doctor’s office didn’t make you pay anything out of pocket. You may think that you are all set and need to take no further action, but it’s important to make sure that […]

The U.S. Healthcare System- What You Need To Know Before You Go

October 23rd, 2019 by Natalie Holland

For international students traveling to the United States, having knowledge of the healthcare industry in the US will allow you to feel confident about what to do in the case that you get sick or injured. While it can seem daunting, if you have the knowledge you need, taking control of your healthcare is simple. […]

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