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  • Saturday, January 19, 2019

  • Use the Web to Guide Your OPT Insurance Purchase

    Filed Under: Health Insurance
OPT programs provide international students with an excellent opportunity to begin their careers. However, if they are not protected with OPT insurance, an illness or injury can prove quite costly. The Internet provides a great resource for researching and purchasing this type of insurance.

In today's environment, students are entering the job market with more experience than ever before. While internships used to provide good experience for Seniors in college, many students now begin taking internships in their first year of school! With this experience, they can gain lots of useful experience and many valuable contacts.

Therefore an international student aspiring to work in the U.S. may be at a disadvantage when looking for work. However an Optional Practical Training program can help level the playing field by giving them a chance to build their resume and establish their own contacts while in the U.S. These employment opportunities do not offer benefits, so students participating in them will need to provide their own insurance coverage.

Students can use the web to find top providers of OPT insurance, research specific policies, and get opinions from customers who have bought plans in the past. Once they have researched coverage, they can even make their purchase online. OPT health insurance is an important purchase as it can save students from hundreds or thousands of dollars in medical bills, and the Internet provides an easy way to make sure you get the appropriate coverage. Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

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