There are over a million international college going students in the US. These students are mostly split between Undergraduate programs, Graduate programs and Students who are on the Optional Practical Training (OPT) status. China and India dominate the international students in terms of numbers, but the international student body in the US comprises of students from all corners of the globe.
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.
Student Secure Select, Patriot Exchange and Student Health Advantage Platinum do not provide coverage for wellness/routine and preventive care services.
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.
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.