While many international students enjoy the experience of studying in the US, many are unaware of the requirements for student health insurance. Most are under the impression that their travel insurance will cover any, or all, medical bills.
You’ve worked hard to negotiate competitive health insurance rates and benefits for your students.
You’ve worked relentlessly to educate them on how to use their insurance.
But then an upset student contacts you about an insurance claim they believe is inaccurate, or that they shouldn’t have received at all. It’s a difficult situation for everyone.
It’s estimated that about 12.2% of adults living in the United States do not have health insurance. Since there is an estimated 250-million individuals over the age of 18 living in the United States, this roughly equates to over 30 million adults living without health insurance. If you have multiple insurance plans, consider yourself very lucky.
It’s not uncommon for an international student, planning to study in the U.S., to get bombarded with ads for an international health insurance plan. The most compelling part of these plans is that they are cheap.
But as the saying goes, you get what you pay for.
A comprehensive student health program can include more than an insurance plan. Most insurance plans already include benefits such as telehealth and nurseline solutions. What else could your students need? How about a student assistance program?
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