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  • Saturday, February 16, 2019

Most international students who buy international student health insurance, pick a term of one year. That is, the policy is active and will pay for your medical expenditure from the midnight of the day it is bought till the midnight of the same day next year. It is the policy holder's responsibility to renew the policy by paying the premium for the next year.

Of course, the insurance company will send you reminders through mail, telephone, etc. They will (most of them, at least) send you a new health card around the time the old one expires, but the new card is useful only if you have paid the premium for it. The onus of paying the premium and renewing the policy is still on you. That is the way to keep the insurance "in force".

Payments can be made online through credit cards, by sending a check to the insurance company, by paying up through bank transfers, or even through the university if you have taken a policy through them.

As important as it is that you buy international student medical insurance, so is the fact that you have to renew your policy when the policy term ends. Always keep track of the day you need to pay the premium to renew the policy. Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

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