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International Student Health Insurance – F1 visa holders

Coverage for doctors, hospitals; Meets University requirements; Saves money; Completed waiver form available.

Benefits & Coverage

Waiver form completed on purchase
Evacuation & Ambulance Services
Doctor and Hospital Expenses
Rx drugs, Dental Fees
Emergency Medical Assistance
Accidental Death and Dismemberment
Repatriation of Mortal Remains



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Most US universities require their F1 visa students to be covered by international student health insurance. While many universities offer insurance and require a waiver form to be filled if the student chooses to purchase an insurance plan from outside the University, students often save money by doing so. Enter your age and click ‘Get Quote’ above to see coverage and premium details of various plans you should consider!

Benefits of Health Insurance for International Students

With international student insurance, one does not have to worry about huge medical bills in case of an accident or illness. Sometimes a small injury can lead to surgery or hospitalization, which in turn costs a lot. Your insurance plan will cover these expenses and more! Coverage typically includes visits to the doctor’s office, prescription medication, diagnostics tests such as X-rays and blood work, as well as hospital stays. Emergency evacuation comes in handy if one is rushed to the nearest medical facility for treatment. Maternity is also a benefit of many plans, if conception occurs after coverage begins. Pre-existing conditions are covered by some plans after a waiting period.
Direct billing is very common – this means that you do not have pay the doctor or hospital for their services, the bills are settled directly with your insurance. Some plans allow you to go to any doctor or hospital of your choice, where as others offer a network of doctors and hospitals from which one can choose. Many international student insurance plans offer discounted services if you seek treatment initially at the Student Center in the University itself.

International Student Insurance – Review Purchase

Our goal is to make it easy for you to find a plan, compare coverage and costs, and purchase an international student health insurance plan that meets your University’s requirements.

Coverage can be purchased as required for the semester or more. The plans can be bought for a minimum of five days or one month, depending on the plan.

  • Coverage can be purchased as required for the semester or more. The plans can be bought for a minimum of five days or one month, depending on the plan.
  • One can renew the plan as long you remain eligible for it.
  • There is choice of deductibles, the most common being $50 and $100. Many international student health insurance policies offer significant savings if treatment is first sought at the school’s medical center.
  • Purchase can be completed online, over the phone, or the completed application can be faxed or mailed in.
  • Health insurance for international students can be paid for via a money order, check, credit card, or wire transfer.
  • Payment options include credit card, check, wire transfer or money order.
  • The insurance ID card and confirmation of coverage is sent by email soon after the plan is bought.
  • The University’s insurance waiver form can be completed as well, after the purchase is complete.

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