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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No Song and Dance About It: Group Travel Insurance

Gone are the days when people were only exposed to their own cultures. It is as common to see an African enjoying a western classical recital as it is to see an American enjoying a Bharatanatyam recital. The small, flat world has encouraged the exchange of not just currency, but also culture and the arts. Most of this is possible only because of artists traveling abroad from their home country. These art groups usually have a packed schedule, especially on weekends, and they will do well to consider group medical insurance, to be protected for the duration of their trip. […]

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International Student Insurance: Look Before You Sign

When you are an international student, you tend to be wary of spending any money at all. However, when money is spent in the right places, you can actually save it in the long run. One such expense is international student insurance. This is not something a student discusses, and generally a student signs up for the default college plan. However, it is important to know how you are covered, and how much you are covered for. And what you must really do when you fall ill. International student insurance offers, by default, in addition to medical cover, cover for […]

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Food for Thought: International Student Insurance

International students in the U.S. miss many things from home. One of the things they never think they’d miss, but still do, is their mother’s cooking. While home-cooked meals are generally frowned upon at home, once they reach foreign shores, they start to crave it. However, they have to make do with what’s available, and often eat out. While the risk of illnesses from good establishments is relatively low, during student life, often, one can only afford food from trucks on campus. All this might mean a roller coaster ride for the student’s digestive system, which, sometimes, might lead to […]

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Travel Insurance Offers More Than Medical Coverage!

A visit to Africa can be extremely exciting. Africa is no longer the “Dark Continent” and tourism is one of the major earners for some of the countries there. However, there are also some places that are extremely dangerous. While help is required, your travel medical insurance can also jump in to help! While a travel insurance policy deals mostly with medical treatment when traveling, there are several other benefits too. Inpatient and outpatient care, including emergency medical services are covered by the plan, and pre-existing conditions are generally excluded. However, some of the additional travel assistance features include lost […]

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Marine Insurance to Manage Danger in the High Seas

Heartwarming scenes accompanied the return of the crew members of the ill-fated cruise liner Costa Concordia returned home. As mothers and wives hugged their loved ones who returned home, smiles and relief were writ large on the faces of the survivors. The crew doubtless had to use their marine crew insurance to ensure that they did not pay for any treatment they received. When you are responsible for others’ lives, it can be a stressful thing. Even driving a car can sometimes be stressful. When you are surrounded by water on all sides, it can be doubly unnerving. The last […]

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Say Cheese for Dental Insurance

When Maria Gomez visited the US on a student visa, she had international student medical insurance, but her dental benefits were limited to damage to sound natural teeth. She looked around for a good and affordable USA dental insurance plan, which can come in very handy for those who are beset by frequent dental problems. USA Dental Insurance plans can offer a wide choice of benefits in the form of different plans. For instance, the Secure DentalOne plan offers three plan designs: Basic, Classic and Premier, for different levels of coverage. With the basic plan, you need to pick a […]

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Sticking to Your Resolve on Vacations

A new year has just begun, and those of us looking back at the past year might have a list of resolutions ready. An international traveler who habitually traveled without travel health insurance might want to resolve to avoid skimping on travel insurance. A tourist who had a bad culinary experience may resolve to stick to tried and tested foods. But for most of us, it’s the battle of the bulge that takes center stage. For those who travel often, it is almost impossible to effectively watch what they eat. However, it is possible to watch where the food comes […]

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Food for Thought for International Travelers

A new year has just begun, and those of us looking back at the past year might have a list of resolutions ready. An international traveler who habitually traveled without visitors’ health insurance might want to resolve to avoid skimping on travel insurance. A tourist who had a bad culinary experience may resolve to stick to tried and tested foods. But for most of us, it’s the battle of the bulge that takes center stage. For those who travel often, it is almost impossible to effectively watch what they eat. However, it is possible to watch where the food comes […]

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