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  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017

  • Don’t Forget Student Health Insurance When Booking Your Own Travel

    Filed Under: Health Insurance
While student travel companies can provide some great deals for students going to popular destinations in large groups, there are times when it makes more sense to book your own travel. For example, if you are going in a small group or just by yourself, or you are traveling to an international destination that a student travel group doesn't cater to, you may want to hit the Internet and book your vacation yourself. When doing so, don't forget to add international student health insurance.

This is every bit as important a purchase as your airfare or your hotel accommodations. Because without international student health insurance, getting high-quality medical care when you need it at an affordable rate can be quite difficult.

International health insurance will give you access to a network of highly-qualified physicians, so no matter where you are staying you will be able to find a skilled doctor that you can trust. That is not always an easy task to accomplish by yourself when you are in another country where you may be unfamiliar with the language and infrastructure.

Additionally, this type of insurance will keep the costs of medical care down. Your native country's health insurance policy will likely not cover you on international soil, so you will be considered uninsured, which means you will have to pay for all medical care out of pocket. This can get very expensive, with routine doctor's visits starting out at a couple of hundred dollars. Health insurance for international students will absorb the bulk of those costs, leaving you to pay only a fraction and keeping your vacation budget intact. Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

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