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.