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  • Saturday, January 19, 2019

  • Studying In the United States for the First Time

    Filed Under: Health Insurance
For a first time student coming from India or China, to earn a master's or PhD from an accredited US academic institution, things may seem overwhelming for the first couple of weeks. Besides the studies there are a lot of formalities that need to be taken care of. One among them is International Student Medical Insurance .

While pursuing education in a new and foreign country can be an eye-opening experience, it can also be a very stressful one. Let alone the “culture-shock” experienced by many newly arrived Asian students, dealing with expensive and confusing university provided health insurance is simply too big of a hassle to deal with. Although you are required to have health insurance coverage while attending a US university, you need not purchase a health care plan through the university.

Many third party health insurance plans fulfill university health care requirements while providing health care coverage at an affordable price. There are numerous plans offered with many different maximum coverage limits ($100K-$1,000K) and deductibles ($50-$2500). Pick a plan that best serves your needs and circumstances.

International Student Medical Insurance may be purchased for a period of time anywhere between 5 days to a year. Some plans even offer coverage for pre-existing conditions.

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