• zInternationalStudents Blog

  • Thursday, May 25, 2017

One of the most peculiar stages during education for international students is when they decide to get some Optional Practical Training. It is just like being an employee, but not quite. It is also a part of education, but you are no longer considered a full time student either.

Since you are neither a full time student nor a full time employee in complete sense of the words, it creates a very real problem with respect to health insurance coverage. Any international student health insurance you might have purchased as a student might no longer cover you. Also, because you are most probably on a short-term contract with the employer, you might not get health benefits usually available to most employees.

At the very beginning of a career, with all its stress, it is necessary that you keep in mind that your health needs to be insured against the vagaries of life. Exactly for this stage of one's life, OPT Insurance has been created. It covers all international students who have opted for OPT.

Financial stability is very necessary when taking those fledgling steps to a great life ahead. Unfortunately, health care expenses have an ugly habit of popping up when least expected. Cover yourself, be safe. Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

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