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  1. What are the eligibility requirements for buying International Student Health Insurance?
  2. Can I buy student medical insurance if I am already outside my home country?
  3. Do you have an insurance plan that offers coverage more than $500,000?
  4. I am a fulltime student on F1 Visa. Am I and my family eligible for Atlas plan?
  5. I am F1 student trying to purchase Atlas plan. Can I pay by check or money order for purchasing this plan? Should I pay once in full amount?
  6. My school requires an Insurance compliance form or a Waiver form to be completed as proof of my insurance. Can you do this for me? What should I do?
  7. I put my information to get a quote and then buy an insurance, however, it shows that J1 Visa requirements. I am international student, so I have F1 Visa but I am not J1 Visa holder. Which means I cannot buy a medical insurance from your company?
  8. I am thinking to buy the one $100,000 coverage, $0 deductible plan for F1 and F2 Visa holder. Are there plans below $500,000 for F1 Visa holders?
  9. Do international students need health insurance?
  10. Why should international students compare health insurance?
  11. Does international student insurance cover covid19?
  12. Can I go to any doctor or hospital, or am I limited to my school's Student Health Center or a preferred provider network?
  13. Is there a network provider available in my area?
  14. How will I receive care at an In-Network hospital if there are no Network providers in my area?
  15. Will this policy cover me if I travel outside the U.S.?
  16. Can I renew my policy if I extend the duration of my studies?
  17. How soon can the insurance coverage start?
  18. What should I do if I want to change the policy start date after I have completed my online application?
  19. Does this plan cover pre-existing conditions?
  20. Does this plan cover f1 student pregnant insurance?
  21. How much does health insurance cost for a college student?
  22. I'm an international graduate student who will be studying full time at Boston College. Would you be able to suggest any other medical insurance plan that provides preventive care services than the one offered at the university (UHC) so that I can waive the enrolled medical insurance plan at Boston COLLEGE?
  23. How will I get insurance policy document?

What does international student health insurance cover?

Health care expenses

Health care expenses

Hospital medical expenses for sickness or accidents during coverage.
Sports Activities

Sports Activities

Some plans cover high school sports activities.
Doctor visit

Doctor visit

Covers doctor visits in case of sudden injury or sickness.
Dental Coverage

Dental Coverage

Expenses from sudden dental pain and accidental dental injuries.
Maternity Coverage

Maternity Coverage

Some plans offer coverage for pregnancy, maternity and new born.
Repat of remains

Repat of remains

Repatriation of remains expenses to home country in case of death.

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Factors for the cost of international student insurance in USA


Student’s age

The student’s age determines the cost of US student medical insurance. The prices for f1 visa US student insurance increases with the age of the student.

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The length of coverage

The price of student health insurance in the US can be either monthly or on a daily basis. The price increases with the duration of coverage required.

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Maximum medical coverage

The cost of health insurance for international students in the US is directly dependent on the medical maximum coverage required. The cost of F1 student medical insurance is less for lower medical maximum and increases with higher medical maximum coverage.

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