Student Insurance Category

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

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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