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  • Thursday, August 17, 2017

  • Traveling on a Budget? Consider Student Health Insurance

    Filed Under: Health Insurance
If you student planning international travel in the near future, there's a good chance you are doing so with a limited budget. To make sure you save as much money as possible, you'll actually want to consider spending a bit of money on international student medical insurance.

Without international student medical insurance coverage, you could wind up paying extremely high fees for medical coverage while visiting foreign countries. Even if you have an insurance policy in your native country, it likely does not apply to incidents occurring outside your country's borders.

So if you have to visit a doctor for an injury or illness while on your trip, you will be considered an uninsured patient, meaning you will need to pay for coverage in full. Add up the full cost of a doctor's visit or emergency room visit, prescription medication, and any other items needed for care, and you will be looking at a costly bill,

International student health insurance will cover those expenses while you visit other countries. So by making a small investment in insurance, you can actually save hundreds or even thousands of dollars in the long run by not having to pay for medical care. If you can make a little extra room in your budget to accommodate this purchase, you can avoid serious healthcare bills.
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