Pat on the Back for Expat Insurance

In today’s shrinking world, it is not uncommon to see people moving to a different country for long periods, in the course of their job. These expatriates need to be appropriately covered by a health insurance plan, if their employers are unable to cover them adequately. An expatriate health insurance plan can cover the plan holder abroad as well as in the home country. While long term expat health insurance provides wider coverage including the home country, short term insurance might not cover visits to the home country, and does not include benefits such as preventive care and maternity. One […]

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Age Does Not Matter: Expanded Visitors Insurance Cover

For parents visiting the USA, purchasing visitors insurance sometimes seems pointless, as pre-existing conditions are rarely covered. For Priya Mathur, her parents had an additional factor to consider: They were both in their 70s, and most plans did not offer high limit comprehensive cover. However, looking online for plans, Priya was able to compare the different benefits offered by various plans, and found a few plans such as WorldMed Insurance and Patriot Platinum America Medical Insurance which offer $100K coverage for those in the 70-79 age group. With some plans, such as the WorldMed plan, the extra coverage can be […]

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The More, the Merrier: Group Study Abroad Insurance

When groups of students travel abroad for study, student administrators have a lot on their plates. Students are generally so excited at the prospect of studying abroad, and busy getting settled in, that they cannot be expected to purchase proper foreign student insurance. It might be difficult to track and ensure that each student has sufficient insurance, but with group study abroad insurance, study abroad program administrators can ensure that all their students are covered adequately. Many times, countries need foreign students to show proof of adequate coverage, including repatriation of remains. Group student insurance ensures that all students meet […]

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After Graduation, What? OPT Insurance!

Students anywhere are always looking to save money; even more so, international students in the U.S., because they have less money to spare. While a student may be covered under international student insurance when a student, right after graduation, the plan will likely cease to cover him/her. A period of one year, after graduation, is called the Optional Practical Training period, and is used to gain practical knowledge in the field of study. Coverage during this period is possible through OPT health insurance. The OPT period generally starts the day after graduation. If there is an existing insurance plan, the […]

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