International Student Health Insurance for F1 Visa

Find the best international student health insurance plan for your needs.

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What is the student's nationality?

Is the traveler looking for?

Does the traveler need Schengen Visa Insurance or Long term Europe Visa insurance?

What visa does the student have?

Sports coverage required?

Maternity coverage required?

Travel insurance with vacation cost coverage included?

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F1 Visa Student Health insurance plan highlights

  • College student health Insurance plans can be expensive with specific university requirements.
  • Contact us with the university requirements and we can help pick an alternative policy that will meet their requirements and your budget.
  • We will also help complete the university insurance waiver form.
  • To help make an informed decision, we have compared benefits of health insurance for international students studying in the USA.

Medicaid is a US government program available to US citizens in some sort of financial need. Check with your state's guidelines for eligibility. Medicaid is however not available for international students who are not US citizens.

US college students can be covered by their parent's health insurance up to the age of 26 years. It is technically not "free" as their parents are paying for it, but it may be subsidized by the parent's employer.

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The students must be pursuing their education outside their home country
 
US Students abroad
International Students in the United States
 
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  • Plan Maximum
  • Deductible
  • Incidental home country 15 days per three months
  • $5k coverage for sports
  • Maternity   Maternity
  • Pre-existing conditions coverage available

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  • Plan Maximum
  • Deductible
  • Incidental home country 15 days per three months
  • $5k coverage for sports
  • Maternity   80% covered
  • Pre-existing conditions coverage after 6 months
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  • Plan Maximum
  • Deductible
  • Incidental home country up to a cumulative 14 days
  • $5k coverage for sports
  • Maternity   Maternity
  • Pre-existing conditions coverage after 6 months
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  • Plan Maximum
  • Deductible
  • Sports
  • Maternity  Maternity
  • Pre-existing conditions covered with creditable coverage
  • Preventive care services available

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  • Plan Maximum
  • Deductible
  • $5k (high school sports)
  • Maternity  Maternity
  • $5k pre-existing conditions coverage for US citizens only
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  • Plan Maximum
  • Deductible
  • Sports
  • Maternity  Maternity
  • Pre-existing conditions coverage after 6 months
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  • Plan Maximum
  • Deductible
  • $5k coverage for sports
  • Maternity  80% covered for maternity
  • Pre-existing conditions coverage after 6 months
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  • Plan Maximum $1,000,000
  • Deductible $25
  • $5k coverage for sports
  • Maternity  Maternity
  • Pre-existing conditions coverage after 6 months
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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.

Limitations
  • Student Secure Select, Patriot Exchange and Student Health Advantage Platinum do not provide coverage for wellness/routine and preventive care services.
  • Plan Maximum
  • Deductible $50
  • Mental  Mental health
  • Sports
  • Maternity  Maternity
  • Covers one physical exam

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  • Plan Maximum
  • Deductible
  • Mental  Mental health
  • Sports
  • Maternity  Maternity
  • Includes Mental health

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  • Plan Maximum
  • Deductible
  • Mental  Mental health
  • Sports
  • Maternity  Maternity
  • Pre-existing conditions coverage after 6 months
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  • Plan Maximum
  • Deductible $100
  • Mental  Mental health
  • Sports
  • Maternity  Maternity
  • Plan cover for dependents, Sports, can be purchased for J2 only Know More
  • Plan Maximum $50,000
  • Deductible $0
  • Great coverage for a great price.

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  • Plan Maximum
  • Deductible $100
  • Plan can be purchased even if the F1 visa or J1 visa holder is not covered under this plan. Know More
  • Plan Maximum
  • Deductible $0
  • Always eligible for purchase no matter what age and how long a person has been in the US Know More

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.
  • Plan Maximum
  • Deductible
  • Great coverage for a great price.

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  • Plan Maximum
  • Deductible $0
  • Always eligible for purchase no matter what age and how long a person has been in the US Know More
  • Plan Maximum
  • Deductible
  • Pre-existing conditions coverage after 6 months, sports and maternity is also covered
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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
  • Plan Maximum
  • Deductible
  • $5,000 maximum per injury or illness medical expenses only
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  • Plan Maximum $1,000,000
  • Deductible
  • Provide Adventure Sports Rider upto $50,000 lifetime maximum.
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  • Plan Maximum Unlimited
  • Deductible
  • Sports related injuries are covered.

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Best health insurance for international students in USA on 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. Compare medical insurance for OPT students in USA and buy a plan that satisfies your needs.

Not on a F1 visa? Please review these other visa categories

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International student health insurance

Students when they travel outside their home country to study along with the university academic experience also get an opportunity to experience a new culture and to see different parts of the world and meet new people with varied backgrounds. However when you are outside your home country you are also vulnerable to fall sick given the new living environment, cuisine and weather. Your domestic health insurance may not cover you in a foreign country therefore a good student health insurance plan is necessary to keep you secure in the event of a medical emergency.

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