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  • Saturday, January 19, 2019

  • Don’t Head Back to School Without International Student Insurance

    Filed Under: Health Insurance
University classes have reconvened after the winter break, and most schools have instituted a similar policy regarding student health insurance. Specifically, you won’t be able to register for classes unless you have health insurance.

If you do not already have health insurance, schools have their own policies that you’ll be automatically billed for as a term of enrollment. However, these policies can be restrictive in where you can obtain health care services and what types of services are covered. And they’re often much more expensive than a plan you might secure through other means.

Many international students assume that their existing insurance policy will cover their healthcare needs in the country they’re studying in, but unfortunately that is usually not true. Insurance policies are often only good in the country in which they were issued, leaving many international students unexpectedly without health insurance coverage.

One popular alternative for many international students seeking health insurance flexibility while they’re studying abroad is international student health insurance. International student health insurance provides an affordable alternative to university-run plans, and they often afford the student more choices in selecting healthcare providers. Plans can be purchased for the duration of the student’s visit, meaning you won’t waste money on coverage during a time you don’t need it.
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