International Students with F1 Visa requirements studying in the U.S. and American Students studying abroad, and International students attending school anywhere worldwide.
If studying and living away from your home country, you will need a comprehensive International Medical Insurance plan to cover minor and potentially major medical costs while away.
Be careful … many U.S. schools and universities will want you to enroll in their school sponsored health insurance programs, which require the student to go to the school medical clinic for most of their health care except for emergencies.
A comprehensive International medical insurance policy from companies like GeoBlue or Cigna GLobal allow you to visit any physician or hospital of your choice. You are not limited to the school health clinic.
Pre-Existing Conditions & Exclusions (please read)
The importance of comprehensive health insurance coverage while you are abroad or as an International Student inbound to the U.S., is critical when seeking care or when paying for hospital services.
Failure to obtain coverage can result in anything from very high medical bills to refusal to be treated in a hospital or doctor’s office. In many countries, foreigners must prove that they have “International Health Insurance” before they can be treated or they will be required to pay cash up-front.
GeoBlue Worldwide – Inside the U.S. the strength of the Blue brand is nationwide. GeoBlue members have cashless access to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield network in all fifty states. More than 96% of physicians and more than 91% of hospitals across the U.S. are part of the BlueCard Network.
Outside the U.S. …GeoBlue has a network of doctors that includes almost every specialty you may need in over 180 countries. Only a small fraction of doctors around the world meet GeoBlue standards – participation is by invitation only.
We seek out professionals certified by the American or Royal Board of Medical Specialties who speak English, and we factor in recommendations from over 140 Physician Advisors from all over the world.
Then we assemble in-depth profiles so our members can choose with confidence, and we put formal contracts in place to ensure patient access. Once they’ve seen you. GeoBlue doctors bill us directly so you don’t have to file a claim. More Info.
CignaGlobal has provided global health insurance for over 30 years. Today, we have 70 million customer relationships in over 200 countries and jurisdictions.
Looking after them is an international workforce of 31,000 people, plus a network of more then 1 million hospitals, physicians, clinics and health and wellness specialists which CignaGlobal pays direct so you don’t have to.
Convenience, ease of use, unparalleled access to doctors and hospitals coupled with 24/7/365 member services hotline for any assistance necessary. Find a local doctor, fill a prescription, need a translator, even advice from a nurse, and of course when an emergency strikes we are here to help and advise. Cigna Plan Details
Plan Highlights …
- Unlimited annual and lifetime medical maximum.
- Physician office visits including preventive care and annual screenings.
- Hospitalization, surgery and diagnostic care.
- Coinsurance: 20% in-network / 40% out of network (waived outside the U.S.)
- Prescription drug coverage included.
- Physical therapy, mental health and substance abuse.
- Medical Air Evacuation to the nearest hospital that can properly care for your needs, or back to your home country for treatment.
To enroll please call or email anytime with questions. Or you can quote and enroll online:
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