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  • Thursday, June 22, 2017

  • Make Foreign Student Insurance Part of Your Planning for the Next School Year

    Filed Under: Health Insurance
The most recent semester has concluded at campuses around the world, and students have returned home for the summer. If you are an international student looking to study in the U.S. or another country in the upcoming fall semester, it is a good idea to begin researching foreign student insurance coverage now.

Foreign student insurance coverage protects students in the event of a medical emergency during their time abroad. It covers a wide array of scenarios, including dental care, maternity needs, hospitalization, prescriptions, and more. And while you may not be thinking of these sorts of problems while registering for classes, you simply cannot predict what may happen during your stay.

Without this type of medical coverage, getting access to high quality health care during your time of need can be extremely expensive. Paying the full cost of care without having the benefit of insurance to help can result in hundreds of dollars worth of charges for a simple doctor's visit,as well as thousands more for a complex procedure.

Foreign student insurance can easily be purchased online, which also gives buyers the chance to research different policies to find the one they feel best fits their needs. You only need to buy coverage for the length of time you are studying, so you know that you are not wasting your money by buying more coverage than you actually need. This small investment can save you quite a bit of money should a medical issue arise during your studies. Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

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