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Information on Purchasing Insurance and Useful Links

Information on Purchasing Insurance and Useful Links

Policy Questions to Ask

1) Will this policy cover any/all pre-existing medical conditions?
2) At what rate are services covered?
3) Is there a deductible? If so, how much?
4) Is there a co-pay? If so, how much?
5) Are there doctors, hospitals and related providers close to my campus who accept this insurance?
6) Does this coverage provide medical evacuation or repatriation?

Useful Links


1)  http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2012/09/understanding-health-insurance/index.htm
  • This link will direct you to a general, but useful, article on choosing an insurance plan.
  • This link will direct you to a web site that explains medical insurance terminology. It is important to understand the terms in order to fully understand the policy being offered.

  • Read about the Patient Protections and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) mandates and their applicability to international students.