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Health insurance for international students in the USA without coverage for Coronavirus

Given the Coronavirus pandemic, we have been receiving calls from several international students who are stranded in the United States without any medical insurance to cover them for COVID-19. This is because their existing student insurance policy either excludes coverage for Coronavirus or these students do not have any proper medical insurance coverage.
In this context , INF insurance offers the INF Elite Network Insurance and INF Advantage Insurance options for international students in the US and needing Coronavirus insurance coverage. The INF travel insurance policy is good if you are replacing an existing student policy that has expired or maybe you didn't have an insurance policy to begin with. International students in the US can purchase these plans. The INF Advantage plan is quite affordable and students are even buying this plan to supplement their existing insurance if it does not have coverage for COVID-19.
Please know we are here to help you make the best, informed decision to get coverage even for COVID-19! Let us know how we can assist you. Feel free to contact us by email or phone at any time.

The F2 visa insurance is very important for dependents of F1 visa holders. When an F1 visa holder joins an US university, the F2 visa is issued to dependents (spouse and children less than 21 years). Typically US universities insist that F1 visa holder have proper student medical insurance offered by the college, however this requirement is usually not insisted on F2 visa holders either by the university or by the US immigration authorities.

Given the typical student budget of most F1 and F2 visa holders, and the fact that it is not mandatory, it is not uncommon to find them ignoring buying proper health insurance. However ignoring to buy health insurance for f2 visa holders can be a big mistake. In our experience, the F2 visa holders are typical children quite likely to need healthcare or even a young spouse who along with regular health care might need maternity coverage. Given the very high cost of US healthcare for f2 visa holders, it is really prudent to have adequate health insurance for F2 visa holders (health insurance for spouse visa).

The student insurance offered by many US universities are expensive but since it is often mandatory, F1 visa holders have to buy the University student insurance. This is often not the case for F2 visa insurance, and the F2 visa holder can buy other medical insurance outside of the University option. Here at American Visitor Insurance we offer affordable health insurance for F2 visas or spouse visa insurance. Patriot Exchange is one of the best best health insurance for f1 student's dependants which an F2 visa holder can buy even if the corresponding F1 visa holder is not enrolled in the same plan. Along with this Patriot exchange student insurance, F2 visa holders can also buy other health insurance for f2 dependent visa which are affordable and work well for F2 visa holders. F2 visa holders can buy the most appropriate medical insurance for F2 visa in USA to their specific needs by comparing different US medical insurance for f2 visa holders.

There is no single plan which fits the bill for the being the best health insurance for F2 visa holders. The most suitable F2 Visa Medical Insurance for different customers will depend on several factors such as the budget and any existing medical ailments. However the Patriot Exchange student insurance offered by International Medical Group (IMG) is the only student medical insurance plan that F2 visa holders can buy even if the related F1 visa holder is not insured on this plan. All other student insurance plans will be available to F2 visa holder only if the F1 visa holder is also on the same student insurance policy. However F2 visa holders are eligible to buy US visitor medical insurance which work quite well for their needs.

Given the high cost of US healthcare, it is prudent to buy medical insurance while on a F2 visa. While an F2 visa holder cannot purchase US domestic health insurance, they can purchase US visitor health insurance for an F2 Visa holder from well reputed US insurance providers. Even if the person is already in the US on their trip, they can still purchase medical insurance for F2 visa holders starting the next day until they return home. The US F2 visa travel insurance must be purchased before anything happens in order to be covered.

US Medical insurance for spouse visa

Health Insurance is essential not just for F1 visa holders but also for F2 Visa holders (dependants of F1 visas). The Affordable care act, commonly known as Obamacare in fact makes it mandatory for everyone in the US to have health insurance. Even though the new Trump administration has removed the individual mandate, this comes into effect only on 31st December 2018. However F1 and F2 visa holder are not expected to satisfy Obamacare unless living in the US for more than Five years. Irrespective of the individual mandate, it is too risky to not have proper health insurance given the high cost of US healthcare. It is therefore strongly recommended to have proper medical insurance coverage for the spouse or children of an F1 visa holder. The plans that we offer do not satisfy ACA requirement but are designed for F2 visa holders to help them handle high US healthcare costs, especially in emergency medical situations.




COMPREHENSIVE PLANS pays for all expenses after the deductible and co-insurance component and are recommended given the high costs of health care in the US.
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FIXED BENEFITS PLANS have specific benefit limits for different covered medical expenses. These benefit limits are not the same as the plan medical maximum.
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F2 Visa Insurance Blog by Christina Longbrake
We get many international student customers that are interested in purchasing insurance for a dependent while they are on an F1 visa. The dependent, on F2 visa, can purchase insurance for themselves.

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F2 visa Information

The F2 visa is issued for dependents of F1 visa international students in the USA. This can be for a spouse or for minor children. As long as the F1 visa holder remains in the USA legally the dependents with the F2 visa can also stay in the US. In other words, the F2 visa status is not valid once the principal F1 visa holder loses his or her legal visa status. The law does however allow F2 visa holders to change their status within the country.

One can enjoy the following privileges on the F-2 visa

  • F2 visa holders are entitled to enter the country with his/her spouse or join him/her later.
  • Dependents with F2 visa can travel in and out of the country or stay in the US as long as the principal applicant F1 visa holder's status remains valid.

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Documentation

A valid passport.

F2 visa applicants must prove with documents that there is sufficient financial resources to meet their expenses while in the USA. Example; bank statements, affidavits of support.

A valid Form I-20 or DS-2019. Submit this form to the International Office with all required certification. The issue date on these forms needs to be after the date of marriage in order for the spouse to apply for a visa.

A marriage or birth certificate showing the relationship to the F-1 student.

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Restrictions

  1. Employment Regulations - F2 visa holders in the USA can not accept employment and earn income. In case the F2 visa holder wants to work in the US then he/she will have to get a work visa. With the work visa they can get a temporary approval to live and work in the US. It is illegal for foreigners to work in the USA without proper visa and will be expelled from the country.
  2. Studying on a F2 visa - F2 spouse are not supposed to join full time university in the USA or any part time courses toward completion of degree. F2 children are allowed to participate in full-time elementary or secondary study (kindergarten through 12th grade.)

F2 visa medical insurance information

Popular forum entries and discussions for F2 visa insurance

questionHi,

I’m an international student and I’m looking for insurance plans for my husband and daughter who both hold F2 Visa. The insurance plan must cover the following: Medical benefits of at least USD 100000 per accident or illness; remains repatriation coverage of at least USD 25000 per person covered, coverage for expenses associated with medical evacuation to the international student’s home country of at least 50,000 per person covered; and Deductibles that do not exceed 500 per accident or illness. Could you please let me know if there’s anything I can further pursue? Thank you,
Yanping

questionDear Yanping,

The Patriot Exchange plan is a very economical plan that can be used to meet F2 visa requirements and for international students. The plan can be purchased for the F2 visa holder as long as the F1 visa holder already has coverage from their institution. The deductible can be $500 or less with no further costs for the insured (most plans have coinsurance which still must be paid after the deductible). Also, if the institution has a health center, you can pay only a $5 copay for each visit for additional benefit and savings. You can purchase this plan with a sports rider to cover such activities such as downhill skiing. All these benefits make it a popular and excellent choice. This is the only student plan available for F2 while F1 is already on a plan. To get details for Patriot Exchange (including brochure, PPO, claims information) and to get a free quote and/or buy Patriot Exchange insurance, please visit the below link:

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Please let us know if you have any further questions or concerns. We would be happy to assist you! The F2 visa holders are also eligible to purchase the visitor insurance plans.
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