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  • Sunday, July 23, 2017

  • Buying International Student Health Insurance Online Can Save You Time and Money

    Filed Under: Health Insurance
The Internet has revolutionized the way people buy insurance. Instead of meeting face-to-face with your local agent to discuss different types of insurance, you can now enter some basic data into a few different insurance providers' web sites and get quotes instantly. So rather than spend one hour getting an estimate from one agent, you can get quotes from 5-6. This theory applies to international student health insurance, and you can save quite a bit of time and money by buying it online.

The aforementioned ability to get quotes from multiple providers is perhaps the biggest advancement towards saving you money. You are now not just limited to a small pool of local insurance agents whom you can visit with in person, but instead to agents across the country and even some with no physical location at all who exist only online. With so many more choices, you are much more likely to find a favorable rate.

And with so much competition, companies will bid more aggressively to earn your international student medical insurance business. Unlike the old model in which an agent knew he just needed to have a lower price than his competitor down the street, insurance providers now must consider the pricing policies of competitors around the globe, so when you request a quote from them you can expect their very best price right away.

Finally, the ability to research coverage types and plans will save you money. You can now look at program components from many different plans side-by-side, and if you don't understand what something means you can quickly look it up online.With this additional knowledge and ability o comparison shop different features, you can find the best plan for your needs, which means you won't waste your money on unnecessary benefits. Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

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