• zInternationalStudents Blog

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017

  • International Student Insurance - Check?

    Filed Under: Health Insurance

Passport – check. Visa – check. All necessary documents – check. So, all set to become an international student? Think again.

Q: What is the most vital thing most students keep postponing before they start their education abroad?
A: International Student Health Insurance.

Now, why does it happen? Mostly due to inaccurate information regarding a few simple questions. Read on for a simple Q and A on the basics of Insurance coverage for International Students

Q: What exactly is it?
A: It is an insurance policy to cover (read, pay for) your medical expenditure should you need medical attention during your stay outside your own home country.

Q: Why do I need it?
A: Your domestic health insurance is usually inadequate to cover illnesses abroad. That is why you need an international health insurance coverage.

Q: How much will it cost?
A: Depends. But, it isn’t much. And, it might cost you a lot less to be insured than being uninsured.

Q: What options can I choose from?
A: There are many providers, and many types of policies. Here’s a list.

Q: Which is the best plan?
A: That is a highly subjective question. The answer to “Which is the best?” largely depends on what you want. Compare the features and benefits of multiple insurance plans before making a decision.

Q: When should I buy it?
A: Sooner the better. Preferably before you start your education. Sometimes, it is mandatory to have coverage before you can start classes.

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