• zInternationalStudents Blog

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019

  • Students With Families Trust Foreign Student Insurance

    Filed Under: Health Insurance
The number of college students who have families is on the rise. These students may be people who decided to start a family at a young age, or they may be older people returning to school to change their career or further their current career. As these students move their families abroad while they study internationally, it is important to them to make sure their families are covered in the event of a medical emergency. Foreign student insurance can provide a cost effective way to meet this goal.

Everyone knows children are especially susceptible to injury due to their active lifestyle and to illness due to their still-emerging immune systems. In general, you will not be able to make it through an entire semester of study without them needing a doctor's visit or two, and certainly not a year or more if you are studying abroad that long.

Without insurance, the cost of those doctor's visits (or hospital visits in more serious cases) can be extremely expensive. While you may be used to co-insurance payments capping your expenses at the doctor's office to just $10-$20, you will now suddenly be faced with hundreds or perhaps even thousands of dollars in medical expenses if your family is not insured.

Many international students do not realize that the international student insurance coverage they buy for themselves can be extended to their children and spouses. It is a simple process of checking off a box on your application and filling in some additional information, or just telling your plan representative the necessary information. Your premiums will increase a bit due to the additional covered parties, but the long-term savings will make the upfront investment well worth it. Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

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