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Filing a Claim with the Student Health Advantage or Patriot Plans

February 20th, 2019 by Jennifer Frankel

If you get sick or have an accident while covered on the Student Health Advantage or Patriot plans, then you will need to file a claim with International Medical Group (or, IMG). This blog will walk you through the steps of filing a claim, which we hope you find quick and easy! Step 1. Go […]

Personal Liability: What is it and Why it matters to international students?

October 15th, 2018 by Yessica Prato

For many people, the words “personal liability” can be very confusing. In certain parts of the world, when you purchase an insurance plan, it will include personal liability coverage. This benefit may also cover you in the event that your property is stolen or for damages that you may cause while renting a place. However, […]

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 be […]

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, […]

Travel Medical Insurance Plan Updated for 2017

April 3rd, 2017 by Ross Mason

Good news! Our Travel Medical Insurance plan has been updated and upgraded for 2017. The enhancements to the product include: New $2,000,000 policy maximum option Addition of chiropractor care to physical therapy benefit – $50/day Waive $50 Urgent Care Facility co-pay for those purchasing a $0 deductible plan Vantage America drug discount card for policies with […]

Medical Checklist Before You Travel to the USA

March 2nd, 2017 by Leah Hammond

Before traveling to the United States, it is important to make sure you follow this health tips to prevent you from spending unnecessary huge amounts the money once in the US.

New Provider Network in 2016

January 21st, 2016 by Ross Mason

Effective 1st January 2016, the provider network for our main Student Health and Travel Medical insurance plans will be changing to the First Health Network. This is a welcomed move, as the First Health Network provides a much wider choice and greatly improves your access to participating providers. Download New ID Card You should have already […]

Medical Evacuation and Repatriation: Why It Matters

October 29th, 2015 by Jennifer Frankel

It’s 2 in the morning, and you can’t breathe! You are rushed to the hospital, and they need to send you to another city to get medical treatment. What do you do? In an emergency situation like this, it’s important that you pre-plan and have an insurance plan that will cover you in case the […]

How much international insurance coverage is enough?

August 11th, 2015 by Victoria Troupe

Although it is hard to know exactly how much coverage you are going to need, you can get a better idea by knowing what your visa requires, how expensive medical care is in your destination country, what you’ll be doing abroad, and your budget.

Student Health Plan Updates for 2015

May 7th, 2015 by Ross Mason

We are excited to announce our student health insurance plan updates for the upcoming 2015 plan year. The new updates came into effect on May 1st, and include a range of excellent enhancements and additions – making our student health plan still the best, most comprehensive and affordable option for international students around the world. The biggest […]

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