In this issue: J1 Visa Insurance Changes, Summer Travel Plans and Online Claims Tracking with MESA.
Newsletter Issue 14 | April 2015
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Spring is here, and our newsletter is packed full of useful tips and information for the coming months. Most notably, the new J insurance visa requirements come into effect in May, so read below for more information. We have also profiled some of our excellent online resources for clients, and don't forget you can renew your coverage right online through our Student Zone anytime.

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J1 Visa Insurance Changes

As of May 15th 2015, the new insurance requirements for the J1 and J2 visas officially come into effect. At this time, all students who are on a J1 or J2 visa will need to make sure they are covered by an insurance plan meets the new levels of coverage:

  • Medical benefits - $100,000
  • Medical evacuation - $50,000
  • Repatriation of remains - $25,000
  • Deductibles not to exceed $500

Find out all the details about the changes and what you need to do to stay compliant.

View J1 Changes

Summer Travel Plans

If you are planning any trips this summer, now is the time to make sure you have health and travel insurance in place for your time abroad - especially if your plan terminates at the end of the school year. You may need to purchase a short term travel plan such as our Travel Medical Insurance, which is ideal for summer travel, and you can purchase as little as 5 days up to 1 year right online.

Coverage starts from just $0.79 per day outside the USA and $1.36 per day for travel to the USA - and the plan is ideal for anyone, not just students.

Summer Insurance

Online Claims Tracking (MESA)

Whenever a claim is processed, your Explanation of Benefits (EOB) - the document that tells you how the claim was processed - is mailed out to you. This process is now much quicker with our new online tracking system, MESA. You can now view and download all of your claim information and EOB's in real-time. This makes managing your insurance plan much easier, as you are no longer waiting for documents to arrive in the mail.

Setting up your account in MESA takes a few minutes with a copy of your insurance ID card.

Setup MESA

Provider Search Tool

Did you know that you can search for providers right online? The process is quick and simple, allowing you to find variety of nearby providers from doctors to urgent care centers.

Smart Tip! Urgent care walk-in clinics are often the best place to seek medical care. Use the search tool to locate one nearest to you and keep their details in your phone for easy access when you need it.

Search Providers

Top 5 Claim Challenges....

....and how to deal with them! We all know that from time-to-time working with insurance companies may not be the easiest, with different forms to complete and terminology that you may not be familiar with.

Our latest blog post is designed to blow open some of the most common claims challenges, and help you overcome them. In most cases, the challenge can be fixed very easily with a little bit of inside knowledge.

View Claim Blog

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