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All international students are highly encouraged to have health insurance for sickness or accident during the period of time that they are studying at the Alamo Colleges.

The cost of healthcare in the United States is extremely high. Health insurance can help protect international students and their dependents from these high costs.

In the United States, you are responsible for all costs from:

  • Doctor appointments
  • Dental appointments
  • Vision care
  • Hospital care
  • Emergency care

 

(a) Minimum coverage shall provide:

(1) Medical benefits of at least $50,000 per accident or illness;

(2) Repatriation of remains in the amount of $7,500;

(3) Expenses associated with the medical evacuation of the exchange visitor to his or her home country in the amount of $10,000; and

(4) A deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness.

 (b) An insurance policy secured to fulfill the requirements of this section:

(1) May require a waiting period for pre-existing conditions which is reasonable as determined by current industry standards;

(2) May include provision for co-insurance under the terms of which the exchange visitor may be required to pay up to 25% of the covered benefits per accident or illness; and

(3) Shall not unreasonably exclude coverage for perils inherent to the activities of the exchange program in which the exchange visitor participates.

 (c) Any policy, plan, or contract secured to fill the above requirements must, at a minimum, be:

(1) Underwritten by an insurance corporation having an A.M. Best rating of "A-" or above, an Insurance Solvency International, Ltd. (ISI) rating of "A-i" or above, a Standard & Poor's Claims-paying Ability rating of "A-" or above, a Weiss Research, Inc. rating of B+ or above, or such other rating as the Department of State may from time to time specify; or

(2) Backed by the full faith and credit of the government of the exchange visitor's home country; or

(3) Part of a health benefits program offered on a group basis to employees or enrolled students by a designated sponsor; or

(4) Offered through or underwritten by a federally qualified Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) or eligible Competitive Medical Plan (CMP) as determined by the Health Care Financing Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

 

 

International Student Health Insurance Options

International Student Insurance 

http://www.internationalstudentinsurance.com/

PSI International Student & Scholar Health Insurance 

http://www.psiservice.com/psiweb/index.jsp;jsessionid=6E4969730AAA74AF376D8FAECA3DD37D

HTH Travel Insurance 

http://www.hthtravelinsurance.com/students_plans.cfm

Compass Student Health Insurance 

https://www.compassstudenthealthinsurance.com/