In this issue: J1 Visa Insurance Changes, Summer Travel Plans and Online Claims Tracking with MESA.
Newsletter Issue 15 | September 2015
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Hopefully the dust has finally settled on the start of the new school semester! To kick off the year, we are featuring our sister site’s excellent video contest where you can win up to $4,000! This issue also features important tips about how to manage your insurance plan, including what to do if you need medical care.

International Student Insurance

Travel Video Contest

Each year our sister website,, runs their travel video contest for international and study abroad students. Now in its 10th year, the contest is bigger and better than ever, and will provide you the opportunity to win up to $4,000! All you need to do is record a short video no more than 5 minutes in length and tell us about a trip you would like to take.

For all of the details on how to enter, please visit the contest website.

Contest Website

Manage Your Plan Online

Did you know you can manage your insurance plan online? You can:

  • Download your insurance ID card or visa letter
  • Renew your insurance coverage
  • Update your credit card information (for monthly payments)
  • Submit a claim form (you can now submit online)
  • Track your claims online
  • Search for providers

The Student Zone has all this and more, simply login with your Certificate/ID Number and your date of birth.

Student Zone

Mental Health Awareness

We all know that the start of a new school semester can be a pretty stressful time, especially if you have travelled halfway around the world to attend school. You may have lots of mixed emotions, and some that may not go away with time. If you, or someone you know, is having a tough time do not worry about asking for some help. Speak to your friends, family or your international student advisor, or learn about other places you can get help.

We have developed a short 5 minute video that will help you understand more about mental health issues, and where you can turn for help:

Watch The Video

Health Insurance for Dependents

If you will be bringing your spouse or child with you while you study abroad, make sure that they have health insurance coverage also. The US is the most expensive place for medical treatment, and you’ll want to make sure they’re protected!

More and more schools are not offering insurance to dependents, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need insurance. Learn more about what’s going on and how you can get coverage for your dependents.

Dependent Coverage

J1 Visa Changes

As of May 15th 2015, the insurance requirements for the J1 and J2 Visa increased - are you prepared? The main changes to be aware of are:

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

For full details on all the changes, please visit our blog post covering the topic.

J Visa Changes

International Student Insurance
224 First Street, Neptune Beach, FL 32266
info@ InternationalStudentInsurance. com

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