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  • Thursday, July 20, 2017

  • Choosing the Right International Student Health Insurance Plans

    Filed Under: Health Insurance

If you would like to study out of the country, you will want to know more about international student health insurance plans that you can buy into so that as you travel, you will know that you are covered. There are several important things to bear in mind.

1. Find out the student health insurance requirements for the country where you are going to study. In some countries, student health insurance is not important but in some, you must show proof of coverage even before you enter the country.
2. Find out what plans are readily available in your country. The best place for you to start is to look for information from the company that covers your parents. Ask what the most appropriate package is. You can look for this information on the Internet. Never go buying student health insurance blindly.
3. How are you traveling for studies abroad? Are you on an exchange program or are you traveling independently? If you are on an exchange program, you will need to get in touch with your school and find out what international student insurance they have arranged for you.
4. If you think that you have found the right plan, then you need to look into it closely to see what risks it covers. For example, what sports do you plan to take part in? Are they covered by the plan that you want to buy? If they are not, how will you get extra coverage? The best international student health insurance should cover every activity you plan to participate in.

Traveling abroad for studies could be the dream of a lifetime, but while abroad, a medical disaster could befall you. You need insurance to cover the expenses of your care.

 

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