Student Insurance Category

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

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?

4 Tips for Taking Classes Online

February 18th, 2021 by Natalie Holland

1. Take advantage of the time you save not having to commute. For many of us, getting to class on time meant leaving your house early. I used to leave an hour before class started so that I could drive to campus in time to park, walk to the classroom, and prepare my notes. Not […]

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 […]

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 […]

TVC: Life After Lockdown Winners Announced

November 24th, 2020 by Bryanna Davis

For the 15th year InternationalStudent.com has hosted their annual Travel Video Contest. This year, in light of Covid-19 the theme was altered, and students shared a glimpse of their international education pursuits during the pandemic. InternationalStudent.com was pleased to announce the TVC: Life After Lockdown winners on November 20th – the last day of International […]

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.

Holiday Video Contest: What Do the Holidays Mean to You?

November 20th, 2020 by Natalie Holland

This year we are launching a Holiday Video Contest where we can learn all about your traditions, memories, favorite recipes, and more. Show us whatever you would like to film about your holiday season! Some topic suggestions will be shared in the following month on our social media pages if you need some inspiration. The […]

STD’s: Resources and Health Considerations for International Students

October 20th, 2020 by Yessica Prato

Protecting yourself from an STD or an STI is the best way to ensure you don’t have a bad experience in a foreign country. Here are some tips to help you stay safe.

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 […]

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