• zInternationalStudents Blog

  • Saturday, January 19, 2019

  • International students - a tricky demographic?

    Filed Under: Health Insurance
The health care system of USA is confusing and costly. No one is denied emergency health care, that is for sure. As in, if someone meets with an accident or faints on the road, all that the people around have to do is call 911 and world class emergency health care is available to the patient. However, it is planned healthcare that causes so many problems.

The economically underprivileged have medicaid and senior citizens have medicare which takes care of their medical expenses. Most young people below 18 years are covered by the family's health insurance policy. For American students there are some family health care plans which allow ful-time students up to the age of 21 to be covered.

It is the international students who do not fall under any of these categories. They are not old enough be covered by medicare nor do they get the family coverage. It is imperative that they buy some form of international student insurance that takes care of medical expenses.

The market is flooded with plans that cater to this demographic. The choices available can often be overwhelming. That is where insurance websites come in handy. Answer a few simple questions, and get immediate quotes from many international student insurance companies. Compare the available plans, consider what best suits you and make a choice. Simple, isn't it? Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

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