Mandatory school group insurance plan
If your school has a mandatory school group plan, you will likely be automatically enrolled in their plan upon the start of your studies, with premiums added to your tuition costs. Typically, these mandatory plans offer comprehensive coverage and, therefore, will often come at a higher price. It is important to ensure that your school's insurance policy will cover you during school breaks, if you arrive early, and if you plan to work on Optional Practical Training (OPT)
. If your mandatory school plan does not cover you during these instances, consider purchasing a short-term plan
to ensure you have coverage during these times.