International Students in the USA Category

Blog posts that address insurance issues of importance for international students studying in the USA.

A Closer Look at the COVID-19 Vaccines

January 6th, 2021 by Jennifer Frankel

Covid-19 numbers are continuing to soar in the United States and around the world, but as a new year is upon us there is also good news! Many countries are getting their first doses of the Covid vaccine. While taming this virus hasn’t been easy, this has definitely shined a bright light at the end […]

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

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 […]

STD’s: Resources and Health Considerations for International Students

October 20th, 2020 by Yessica Prato

The last thing you heard about growing up in a catholic household in South America, if you heard about it at all, were topics like sex or sexually transmitted diseases (STD). I remember the first and only time I heard about sex education in Colombia was one day in 4th grade at my catholic school. […]

Introducing the Patriot Exchange plan

October 15th, 2020 by Alexis Ponce

We’re pleased to announce the new Patriot Exchange plan, which is now available for purchase on our website. The Patriot Exchange plan is an excellent option for international students or scholars, on F-1 and J-1 visas and this plan will also allow them the option to add dependents to the policy.  Additionally, the dependents could […]

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 […]

The GeoBlue Navigator Plan: International Health Insurance

September 23rd, 2020 by Natalie Holland

The Navigator plan is a great insurance plan option for those who want a policy with comprehensive coverage while outside of their home country. With benefits included for preventive and primary care, this plan is designed to cover you for as little as 3 months up to one year. You can also renew this plan […]

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 […]

2020-2021 International Student Insurance for Broward College

August 5th, 2020 by Jennifer Frankel

Broward College requires that all international students enroll in a health insurance plan before the start of classes. International Student Insurance (ISI) has a plan that will meet Broward requirements and save you money! >> Learn more      >> Buy Now Who Needs Coverage? If you are an international student or on Optional Practical Training […]

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