If you are a student planning to study abroad, or the parent of a student, you need to be sure you have adequate insurance coverage while you’re away. Most student visas and most learning institutions will require you to have comprehensive health insurance coverage
The good news is that there are plans designed specifically for needs of international students. And many of them meet the J Visa requirements for inbound international students studying in the United States.
What does international student insurance cover?
Typically your coverage will include:
- Comprehensive health insurance
- Emergency medical evacuation
- Acute onset of pre-existing conditions
- Most sports activities
- Emergency dental
- Terrorism coverage
- Repatriation of remains
Who is eligible for student insurance?
To be eligible to purchase an international student insurance plan:
- You must be a full-time student enrolled in a college or university (or within 31 days of being so); or be a full-time scholar affiliated with an institution and performing work or research at least 30 hours per week. Full-time high school students studying abroad are also eligible.
- You must be residing outside your home country for the purpose of pursuing international educational activities.
- You must not obtain residency status in the host country.