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  • Saturday, February 16, 2019

  • Making Your Travel Safe with International Student Insurance

    Filed Under: Health Insurance

Before you can be admitted into academic programs you must complete a few documentation procedures as international student. In the same vein, before you can be allowed to enroll or granted visa, it is imperative that you obtain international student insurance. There are many travel and visa companies that offer international student health insurance plans to international students. These agencies offer an assortment of insurance plans that meet the requirements as laid down by the US state department for international student insurance policies.

If you are an international student, there are many international student insurance plans available for you to choose from with dissimilar coverage and flexible payment alternatives. One of such options that can range from a period of 5 days to one year coverage with an option to extend is the Patriot American.

The Patriot international provides flexible travel coverage for health insurance of all United States students who are learning in international localities alongside renewable coverage as required. However, the type of international student health insurance policy that possess more elaborate cover provided along better benefits is the Global Medical.

Luckily, there are a lot of websites where you can apply for international student insurance. As soon as your application is approved and you have all the essential documentation in order, the policy will be mailed to you. If the reverse is the case, you can then file your application at the right agencies and offer the obligatory documentation personally and get your papers processed instantly. Filing your application online is strongly recommended because you will not need to travel constantly to know the status of your application. If you require the approval right away, online processing is particularly useful.

Moreover, there are other tips that will make your travel a safe experience while studying abroad as international student. Make sure that your insurance cover is valid internationally according to the laws of the country you are going. Clarify changes that may occur in coverage in dissimilar countries ahead of time.
Another important tip for safe travel experience is to register for free with the state department before your departure, in order for your family to be informed and necessary action taken, should you encounter any emergency in the country you are visiting for further studies. You also need to find out if your international student health insurance also covers medical evacuation, which is very vital. If it doesn’t cover it, you will have to pay for that also.

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