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International students in the United States after completing their required academic coursework (some students choose to graduate, but others might not have formally graduated) but are still in their US international student F1 visa status will enter the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program. As part of the OPT program, international students are temporarily employed in their major area of study and OPT is the work permit for them to work in their specialized field. It works as employment authorization for F1 students. This is a transition period for F1 visa holding international students to become a full time employees, however, they are not eligible for the school health insurance as they are not enrolled in academic coursework, and they usually do not get health insurance from their employer given their current temporary nature of employment. It is during this period that OPT status international students need temporary health insurance plan to be covered for any kind of medical assistance.
At American student insurance, we help international students find the appropriate international student medical insurance. Similarly we have a comparison facility for students on the OPT status. To give more insight and information on suitable plans for OPT holders, American Visitor Insurance has a compare OPT student health insurance utility.
At the top of this page, students will find popular plans that are usually recommended for OPT holders. Students can also get an instant quote in this page by entering their age, start date(insurance effective start date) and the end date. This will provide the price information on the popular plans that are displayed for the input values entered.

Here, for each plan the maximum coverage and the deductible values can be varied to get the price for preferred coverage and deductible options. The "know more" link will navigate the customer to the product page of the plan where all the details about that particular plan are available. The "Purchase now" button will navigate the customer to the insurance BUY page of the plan chosen where the customer can continue to fill out the application and purchase the plan.
Some more resourceful international travel health insurance information is available here where students can find the important student health insurance factors to consider before buying the insurance and the reason for buying insurance while on the OPT status.

Some of the popular plans for OPT status international students are
One of the popular student medical insurance plans that is available for international student even while on the OPT status is the Student Secure plan offered by TokioMarine HCC. Student Secure student insurance plan by Tokiomarine HCC is one student insurance that one can have even after completing formal coursework and while on the OPT status.

The OPT Student Health Insurance Plans cost varies depending on the age of the OPT student and the duration of coverage required. The older the student the higher will be the OPT medical insurance cost. The longer the duration of travel insurance required, the greater will be the cost of OPT Health Insurance for F1 Students. Our Health insurance for OPT students quote comparison facility lists the opt student health insurance plans that satisfy your requirements comparing them based on price and benefit. Compare health insurance for OPT students and compare free OPT medical insurance quotes to find the best opt insurance online.

  • International Students with the F1 visa are eligible to get internship on a work permit for 36 months for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) students and 12 months for non STEM students.
  • Since these students are no longer taking courses in the university, they are not eligible for student insurance.
  • International students cannot buy domestic insurance plans as they are not US citizens or US permanent residents (Green card holders).
  • We offer insurance plans for OPT students which are both affordable and comprehensive in their coverage.

Covid 19 student insurance for international students in the USA and US students abroad

There are many international students currently in the US either without proper student health insurance, or having medical insurance that does not provide coverage for Covid 19. At American Visitor Insurance, we are committed to getting you the best Covid19 student medical insurance coverage available in these uncertain times.
Earlier students had to buy affordable care act, ACA (Obamacare) compliant medical insurance. However recent changes by the Trump administration has removed this requirement and international students can buy the US student medical insurance plans offered here without violating any US government requirements.
There are however few Covid 19 student health insurance. The Student Secure insurance plans offered by Tokio Marine HCC (HCCMIS) covers Covid19 illness if it is purchased after May 15th 2020.
International Medical Group is offering coverage for Covid19 medical expenses. The popular Covid19 international student health insurance plans that offer coverage for medical expenses from coronavirus are Patriot Exchange Program, Student Health Advantage, Student Health Advantage Platinum.
International students can also review and compare student health insurance for Covid19 and find the best insurance for international students with Covid coverage that fit their needs.
There are also many F1 visa international students currently stranded in the US who are not enrolled in any classes. In this situation international students are not limited to buying student insurance and can buy short term US visitors medical insurance. The visitors health insurance plans are cheaper and ideal for international students in the US while they are not enrolled in classes. International students can review and compare visitor insurance plans and find Covid 19 USA student insurance coverage that fit your needs.
Please know we are here to help you make the best, informed decision to get Covid 19 student health insurance! Let us know how we can assist you. Feel free to contact us by email or phone at any time.

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Insurance for International Students (F1 Visa)

International students often purchase their health insurance in the University. While this is most popular and convenient, it is often expensive. The plans offered on our website are cheaper and provide comparable coverage. You can compare the plans that we offer by getting quotes which also shows the coverage details. We can facilitate getting the insurance waiver form completed if required by your college.

These plans are also available for international students with M1 Visa taking part in vocational or technical training.

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  • Student Secure Select, Patriot Exchange and Student Health Advantage Platinum do not provide coverage for wellness/routine and preventive care services.
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Insurance coverage for F2 or J2 Visa holders

Spouse and Childrens of F1 and J1 visa holders are issued the F2 and J2 visas respectively. While J1 visa holders have insurance requirements mandated by the US consulate, given the high health care costs in the US, it is prudent for F2 and J2 visa holders to also have proper insurance coverage.
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Plan options for students in OPT status

International students on the F1 visa are allowed to enroll for optional practical training(OPT). This allows students to work off campus, or work without being enrolled for coursework in the university. Since students in this OPT visa status are not enrolled in coursework, they will be ineligible for some student insurance plans. KNOW MORE
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