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  • Saturday, January 19, 2019

  • Purchase Your Exchange Student Insurance Before the Summer Ends

    Filed Under: Health Insurance
Believe it or not, summer is rapidly drawing to a close for students. Classes start in just a few weeks at many universities and high schools, and during these final days of summer many students will be scrambling to fit in those last few preparatory items. If you are planning on studying abroad and have not already done so, make certain you buy your exchange student insurance plan sooner rather than later.

Exchange student insurance is an essential purchase for anyone studying overseas for a semester, a year, or more. While most insurance policies only cover domestic activity, exchange plans will offer students protection in the country they study in as well. this is very important in times when emergency healthcare assistance is needed.

The cost of a doctor's visit or hospital stay for the uninsured can easily reach thousands of dollars. Many students have only enough money on hand to pay for meals and clothing, so paying a hefty hospital bill is out of the question. And if you are an exchange student living with a host family, you certainly do not want to saddle them with the burden of paying for your medical bills.

Exchange student insurance minimizes your risk by covering the majority of your expenses, leaving you to pay only a fraction of your bills. It is widely accepted, and you do not need to worry about the network restrictions that may make the policy you use in your native country frustrating to work with. Even if you do not get injured or ill during your stay, the small investment you will make is well worth the peace of mind you will enjoy. Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

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