No international student health insurance? Here are 3 steps to getting coverage

Did you know that 20% of college students in the U.S. don’t have health insurance?

Shutterstock_343220096Doesn’t seem too alarming at first glance. But if you really think about it, it’s a pretty scary fact. We’re looking at 1.7 million college students, including local and international students, who aren’t going to get international student health insurance coverage for a visit to the doctor’s office if they fall terribly ill or get injured. Whether it’s too much studying, too much partying, or a random accident that causes their bodies to give out or require treatment, those without insurance will have to pay for medical fees out-of-pocket. And guess what, if you’re an international student, your fees are even higher.

Are you concerned now?

No worries! If you are one of the international students who doesn’t have student health insurance right now, don’t sweat it. This situation is still fixable. With the school year just having started back up, here’s exactly what you can do to ensure you get insurance coverage sooner rather than later.

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3 “Cancel for Any Reason” Travel Insurance Tales That Will Make You LOL

By: Chaitanya Bala

The day started off like any other. I was sipping on a hot cup of my favorite saffron chai, chatting with my manager for a bit, discussing a few action items. Except on this particular day, I found myself scratching my head a lot. I was going through writer’s block. I had no idea what I was going to blog about. So I decided to move on to another task, hoping inspiration would eventually come to me. A while later, big Juan, one of our customer service reps, came around the corner with a huge grin on his face and started shaking his head as he grabbed some skittles out of my candy jar. Of course, I couldn’t resist asking him what was up. He started laughing, and made a remark about how some of his customers cancel their trips for the most outrageous of reasons. And that’s when it got me thinking – what are some of the wackiest reasons people cancel their trips using their Cancel for Any Reason travel insurance benefit? Since customer service reps obviously had access to the juicy details that we didn’t, I had Juan sit down and give me the best of the best. So here they are for you to enjoy: 3 trip insurance cancel for any reason stories which will have you rolling on the floor laughing!

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#Rio2016: 10 Tweets to Remember from the Summer Olympics 2016

With the Olympic Games in full swing, #Rio2016 has become one of the most popular hashtags you can find on Twitter right now. People are showing their love and support for their nation’s teams, tweeting about their favorite athletes, and hey, even poking a little fun at some of them. Athletes themselves are even shouting out to their own as they support each other in upcoming competitions. With so much Twitter activity around the much-anticipated event watched by fans all over the world, it would be impossible to get through all the tweets people have posted. Fortunately, however, we’re here to do the dirty work for you, and rummage through the endless tweets to find the ones that are absolutely priceless.

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4 Ways Travel Insurance is a Life Saver in Countries with Civil Unrest

Albania-Riot-PoliceAll of us have a little bit of wanderlust in our systems. Whether we simply want to head over to a creek near home, or venture out into the unknown, all of us like to do a little bit of traveling and go on adventures. However, for those of you who like to venture out into the unknown and visit foreign countries, there’s always a risk that your dream getaway destination may be going through some civil or political unrest. And this could pose a risk to the safety of yourself and whoever you’re traveling with. One popular example we can see right now is with Brazil. The South American nation is gorgeous and well-known for its rich, diverse culture and its breathtaking beaches and coastal cities - one of the reasons Rio de Janeiro was chosen as the destination for the 2016 Olympics. However, Brazil is also one of the many nations dealing with political corruption, with a president that is currently suspended from office. Many times, countries dealing with these issues could pose risky situations for the common traveler, as they run into violent strikes or riots, being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Fortunately however, travel insurance can be of assistance to those who are traveling to nations dealing with civil or political unrest. How? Let’s find out!

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In Rio For the Olympics?
Follow These 4 Safety Tips!

MaxresdefaultIt’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! The start of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While some of us are going to be lounging back on our couches as we enjoy the various Olympic competitions, some of us are actually going to be in the breathtaking, picturesque Rio de Janeiro, watching the Olympics up close and live. It’s an amazing experience that everyone who’s a fan of the Olympics should get a chance to experience at some point in life. The 2016 Olympics is going to be a real treat for those attending it live; not only because of the various competitions to be viewed, but also because it’s going to be in one of the most beautiful seaside cities in the world. However, as gorgeous as Rio de Janeiro and the entire nation of Brazil is, there are also many safety concerns associated with being a tourist there. So how can you make sure to stay safe? Let’s find out!

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