• zInternationalStudents Blog

  • Thursday, November 23, 2017

  • With recession behind us, health takes precedence again

    Filed Under: Health Insurance
With the financial pundits declaring recession in the USA a thing of past now, people are looking forward to better days. International students who came to study in the USA dreaming of a better future and getting to see only uncertainty ahead are relieved to have put the worst behind them too. With hopes of a secure financial future ahead, now is also time to invest wisely in your health. A good international student medical insurance policy is a great way to start.

Most international students who signed on with the university-provided health care for the simple reason that they were the cheapest of the lot, now have an option to consider other policies available in the market. You need to understand that an international student insurance policy, besides being mandatory in many universities, also has to pay for your health care for as long as you study here.

University-provided insurance policies, because of being so "cost-efficient", generally tend to be inflexible and limited in offering coverage in many areas of health care expenditure. A slightly costly alternative (or sometimes an alternative at a similar pricing band) might better serve the purpose.

Now is as good a time as any to shop around a bit and decide on a policy. Compare some plans available in the market, you just might find something more suited to your needs than that policy you signed up by default. Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

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