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