Saturday, May 25, 2013
Choose Your Own International Student Health InsuranceFiled Under: Health Insurance
Adequate health insurance is a prerequisite for international students at an overseas university. But do you have to sign up to the university’s own program? Can you choose your own international student health insurance? The answer is yes, but you need to make sure it fits.
International student health insurance is a mandatory requirement because universities don’t want to bear the brunt of medical bills incurred by their overseas students. You are required to have adequate insurance coverage and many people opt for the easy option of the university’s own program. But you can choose your own – just demonstrate your health insurance meets the requirements by filling out a health insurance waiver form.
Choosing your own international student health insurance gives you more choice and flexibility. Coverage can be tailored to meet your needs and include provision for hospitalization, doctor visits, surgery, prescription drugs, mental health services and optional hazardous risks and sports. You may even find a better deal for your tight student budget.
Don’t worry if you’re unsure how to deal with your university’s procedures – zInternationalStudent.com can fill in the International Student Insurance waiver form and mail it to the appropriate department at your university or institution.Commenting is not available in this channel entry.