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International Student Health Insurance Category

Blog posts that address health insurance for students around the world.

Student Secure Plan Updates 2019

May 15th, 2019 by Leah Hammond

As of May 15th, 2019, our popular Student Secure health insurance plan will offer more comprehensive coverage on select benefits. The main highlights of the plan updates include: The Budget level of the plan now includes higher coverage for mental health with a 30 day maximum for inpatient treatment and a 30 day visit maximum […]

Filing a Claim with the Student Health Advantage or Patriot Plans

February 20th, 2019 by Jennifer Frankel

If you get sick or have an accident while covered on the Student Health Advantage or Patriot plans, then you will need to file a claim with International Medical Group (or, IMG). This blog will walk you through the steps of filing a claim, which we hope you find quick and easy! Step 1. Go […]

J Visa Health Insurance Options

November 16th, 2018 by Jennifer Frankel

If you are coming to the United States on a J1 or J2 visa, then you will be required to have health insurance for your entire stay in the US. In almost all cases, you will be required to show proof of insurance at the consulate or embassy before you are issued your visa, and […]

Personal Liability: What is it and Why it matters to international students?

October 15th, 2018 by Yessica Prato

For many people, the words “personal liability” can be very confusing. In certain parts of the world, when you purchase an insurance plan, it will include personal liability coverage. This benefit may also cover you in the event that your property is stolen or for damages that you may cause while renting a place. However, […]

Maternity Coverage for International Students

September 21st, 2018 by Leah Hammond

When you’re studying internationally, choosing the right insurance plan can be daunting. You want to make sure you’re covered in case you need to seek medical attention. If you are a woman studying internationally or if your wife is traveling with you while you study outside of your home country, maternity coverage may or may […]

5 Steps to Waive Your School’s Group Insurance Plan

July 13th, 2018 by Jennifer Frankel

If you will be an international student attending college or university in the US, then chances are your school has certain health insurance requirements to make sure you are properly protected. Many schools have a group plan that they automatically enroll their international students in, but may give you the option to opt out if […]

Student Secure and Patriot Travel Insurance Changes for 2018

May 4th, 2018 by Juncal Caballero

Good news! Our Student Secure and Patriot Travel plans have also been updated for 2018, and now the plans offer even more coverage than before! Student Secure Updates Beginning on May 1st, 2018, the Student Secure plan offers more comprehensive coverage at better rates. The main highlights of the Student Secure updates include: New policy […]

Announcing New K-12 Plan!

April 19th, 2018 by Jacqueline Schultz

In collaboration with International Medical Group (IMG), International Student Insurance is pleased to announce an exclusive and brand-new K-12 group health insurance plan! This comprehensive policy is specifically designed to provide inbound coverage for international students, specifically at the elementary and high school age. The K-12 plan is available in two levels – Standard and Platinum […]

HIPAA and Privacy Laws in the US

January 12th, 2018 by Jennifer Frankel

Many people would agree that medical information should be confidential, and in the US, there are laws that govern what information can be given out to third parties. This law, called HIPAA (or Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), protects the “privacy and security of certain health information.” If you have ever had medical treatment […]

How do I Know What my Plan will and Won’t Cover?

November 15th, 2017 by Sutherland Beever

  It’s important to keep in mind that health insurance plans in the United States aren’t designed to cover everything and different types of insurance plans will cover different things.  Ideally, an insurance plan will help cover a large portion of the bills that you incur from a doctor’s office or hospital, but there is […]

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