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International Student Health Insurance Category

Blog posts that address health insurance for students around the world.

J Visa Health Insurance Options

November 16th, 2018 by Jennifer Frankel

If you are coming to the United States on a J1 or J2 visa, then you will be required to have health insurance for your entire stay in the US. In almost all cases, you will be required to show proof of insurance at the consulate or embassy before you are issued your visa, and […]

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, […]

Maternity Coverage for International Students

September 21st, 2018 by Leah Hammond

When you’re studying internationally, choosing the right insurance plan can be daunting. You want to make sure you’re covered in case you need to seek medical attention. If you are a woman studying internationally or if your wife is traveling with you while you study outside of your home country, maternity coverage may or may […]

5 Steps to Waive Your School’s Group Insurance Plan

July 13th, 2018 by Jennifer Frankel

If you will be an international student attending college or university in the US, then chances are your school has certain health insurance requirements to make sure you are properly protected. Many schools have a group plan that they automatically enroll their international students in, but may give you the option to opt out if […]

Student Secure and Patriot Travel Insurance Changes for 2018

May 4th, 2018 by Juncal Caballero

Good news! Our Student Secure and Patriot Travel plans have also been updated for 2018, and now the plans offer even more coverage than before! Student Secure Updates Beginning on May 1st, 2018, the Student Secure plan offers more comprehensive coverage at better rates. The main highlights of the Student Secure updates include: New policy […]

Announcing New K-12 Plan!

April 19th, 2018 by Jacqueline Schultz

In collaboration with International Medical Group (IMG), International Student Insurance is pleased to announce an exclusive and brand-new K-12 group health insurance plan! This comprehensive policy is specifically designed to provide inbound coverage for international students, specifically at the elementary and high school age. The K-12 plan is available in two levels – Standard and Platinum […]

HIPAA and Privacy Laws in the US

January 12th, 2018 by Jennifer Frankel

Many people would agree that medical information should be confidential, and in the US, there are laws that govern what information can be given out to third parties. This law, called HIPAA (or Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), protects the “privacy and security of certain health information.” If you have ever had medical treatment […]

How do I Know What my Plan will and Won’t Cover?

November 15th, 2017 by Sutherland Beever

  It’s important to keep in mind that health insurance plans in the United States aren’t designed to cover everything and different types of insurance plans will cover different things.  Ideally, an insurance plan will help cover a large portion of the bills that you incur from a doctor’s office or hospital, but there is […]

Insurance Carrier Ratings and Why They Matter

September 19th, 2017 by Leah Hammond

When purchasing a health insurance plan, there are many factors to consider. What does the plan cover? How much does it cost? Will it be accepted by your school? One thing that you may not think about when considering your options is the insurance rating of the carrier that is behind your insurance plan, and […]

How To File An Insurance Claim and What To Expect

August 15th, 2017 by Jennifer Frankel

If you have an international student insurance plan, then you will need to file an insurance claim with your carrier to either get reimbursed for expenses you paid upfront, or to make sure the provider gets paid. Like most private insurance plans, this is not done automatically, so there are a few steps you’ll want […]

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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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