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  • Saturday, January 19, 2019

  • Compare health insurance plans, pick the best

    Filed Under: Health Insurance
Buying health insurance for international students is a prerequisite for starting classes in many universities in the USA. Many such universities have teamed with insurance companies to provide a pretty decent coverage for students at a considerably low cost.

They promise that premiums will be the lowest, but it is always advisable to check prices elsewhere before signing up for the university provided health insurance. The offered coverage might not seem sufficient to some students. To some the coverage might seem excessive. Point is, there is no "one plan" for all needs (which is why there are so many in the first place). The best way to find out is comparing various plans, and deciding what is best for you.

On the website, when you fill the form fields like your age, student status, coverage sought, etc. and submit, there will be details of plans from many insurance providers. The plans will be listed one below the other, highlighting their most salient features. Select two or more plans, compare each individual clause for them, look at pros and cons of each plan, and then make a decision.

After all, you will be spending quite a bit of money on health insurance during the course of your education. Invest some time now to find out what's best suited for your needs. Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

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