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  • Saturday, January 19, 2019

  • OPT Insurance Protects You While You Begin Your Career

    Filed Under: Health Insurance
Optional Practical Training, or OPT, programs are great ways for international students to get valuable experience working in the U.S. while they prepare for their actual career. OPT insurance makes certain that you and your family have access to great healthcare coverage while you complete your OPT work.

With U.S. unemployment at 10 percent, it's harder than ever to find a job. There are fewer jobs available and more qualified candidates competing for them. So as an international student, it can be especially difficult to get a foot in the door of your U.S. dream job. But OPT gives you a chance to make your dream a reality.

OPT gives you actual practical experience doing the same type of job you are hoping to obtain. So you develop real experience that you can put on your resume, proving your value and skills to potential employers. And there's always a chance that a company which hires you for OPT opportunities may be willing to hire you full time when a vacancy becomes available.

The only downside to OPT programs is that they may not include insurance, since you're not a full time employee and most companies don't want to insure part time or temporary help because of the expense. But OPT insurance gives you an affordable alternative. You can buy OPT insurance for a low rate and make sure your family is covered in the event of a major medical problem. So you can get the work experience you need while still protecting your family, all thanks to OPT insurance. Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

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