• zInternationalStudents Blog

  • Saturday, February 16, 2019

  • 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.

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

International Student Insurance (requires student status)
Visitor Insurance (does not require student status)