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OPT Student Health Insurance Plans

International Student Insurance plans for Students on OPT

That's right — you can work in the USA as long as it is related to your area of study!

OPT, or Optional Practical Training, is employment authorization that allows F-1 students to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to practical work experience. Students may be entitled to have up to 12 months or more of optional practical training after they complete their degree program without the need to obtain an H1B visa.

Students on OPT will typically not be eligible for the school's insurance plan and your employer may not provide international student health insurance, or you may simply need coverage until you have found a permanent position. Either way, we can offer an opt international student insurance plan that will cover you for the entire period you need.

The most suitable insurance plan for OPT international students is our Student Secure, or otherwise known as our International Student Health Insurance plan. You can purchase the plan while you are in school and keep it throughout your period of OPT, or you can purchase it once you begin your OPT.

For those that may not need as comprehensive coverage as the Student Secure, we also recommend the Atlas Travel Medical insurance plan:

Student Secure

The Student Secure offers monthly international student health insurance coverage with monthly payment options, and coverage available up to 4 years for OPT students:

  • Coverage - 15 days to 1 year
  • $200,000 to $5,000,000 max
  • As low as $25 deductible
  • Monthly payment options
  • Renewable for up to 4 years

Atlas Travel

The Atlas plan provides students with travel health insurance coverage while studying in the USA and is a good solution for OPT students that do not need comprehensive benefits:

  • Coverage - 5 days to 1 year
  • $50,000 to $2,000,000 max
  • $0 to $5,000 deductible
  • Full payment required
  • Renewable up to 1 year max
Start by learning more about OPT with our "What is OPT?" section