Study Abroad Category

Blog posts that address insurance issues related to study abroad.

PPO / Insurance Carrier / Agent Differences

November 23rd, 2020 by Diana Nolasco

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Updated Travel Medical plan for 2020

July 16th, 2020 by Yessica Prato

Our international travel medical insurance plan has been updated for 2020, with new pricing and many of the same great options and benefits! Some highlights of the plan include: Doctor’s visits and Hospitalizations Medical Evacuation and Repatriation Trip Interruption and Travel Delay Extreme Sports like Skiing or Snowboarding COVID-19 covered, the same as any other […]

The Student Secure Plan: Relaunched

May 19th, 2020 by Jennifer Frankel

The Student Secure plan has been relaunched for the 2020-2021 school year. Starting on May 15, 2020, the plan has been enhanced to continue to serve the unique needs of international students.  The Student Secure plan is available in four different levels, Smart, Budget, Select and Elite, giving students the option to choose a plan […]

The Cigna Global Medical Plan: International Health Insurance

May 4th, 2020 by Jennifer Frankel

If you and your family are looking for a comprehensive health insurance plan that will cover you around the world, the Cigna Global Medical plan is worth considering. This plan provides international medical care around the world, and is annually renewable so you can keep the plan as long as you need. The plan also […]

Emotional Wellness During the COVID-19 Outbreak

March 31st, 2020 by Jennifer Frankel

COVID-19 has impacted many of us around the world. Words like “social distancing”, “quarantine” and “isolation” have entered into our everyday lexicon. Many international students and scholars may be isolated either abroad or at home; many of us may be taking classes online, away from our teachers, friends and community; and still many of us […]

The Liaison Student: International Student Health Insurance

March 26th, 2020 by Jennifer Frankel

We are excited to introduce the Liaison Student, our newest international student health insurance plan, that will cover students internationally around the world. This plan is available in three levels: Economy, Choice and Elite, allowing students to choose the plan that works best for their needs and budget. This plan also gives students the flexibility […]

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