Posts Tagged ‘International students’

International Education Week

November 7th, 2023 by Leslie Reynolds

International Education Week 2023 is November 13-17. This initiative is a collaboration between the US Department of State and the US Department of Education that began in 2000 under the Clinton administration. President Clinton issued an executive memorandum where he highlighted the United State’s commitment to cultural exchange through international education. The first IEW was […]

Common Questions: Is the Affordable Care Act Suitable for International Students?

December 6th, 2022 by Jennifer Frankel

The Affordable Care Act – also referred to as ACA, Obamacare, or PPACA – has now been around for over a decade having been signed into law by former President Obama on March 23, 2010. The ACA required US citizens and permanent residents to maintain “minimum essential healthcare coverage” or be subject to pay a […]

Mental Health, Alcohol and Insurance

August 4th, 2022 by Angela Perrilliat

Pandemic pandemonium The COVID-19 pandemic has been rough on everyone, and people began coping in different ways. Some people began exercising extensively, while others started on their journey to become the best bread maker they could be. However, some people focused their stress and anxiety into less healthy coping mechanisms, such as drinking or doing […]

An In-Depth Look at ISI’s Administrator Resources

February 23rd, 2022 by Leah Hammond

Here at International Student Insurance, our main priority is not only to provide high quality insurance options for international students, but also to make sure these students, as well as their colleges and universities, fully understand the coverage they are purchasing. Insurance in the United States can be confusing, and with the added stress of […]

Health Insurance Group Plans for International Students

January 4th, 2022 by Jennifer Frankel

The importance for group health insurance for international students and travelers has been heightened during the COVID pandemic’s unrelenting presence throughout the world. It has never been more important to make sure you have a solid health insurance plan that will meet the unique needs of your international student body.  In today’s blog, we will […]

No Surprises Act

October 8th, 2021 by Ross Mason

On December 27, 2020 the No Surprises Act was signed into law with the main goal of addressing the issue of surprise medical bills under health insurance plans when treatment is sought out-of-network. The majority of the legislation goes into effect on January 1st 2022, and with that date rapidly coming up we wanted to […]

The Importance of Sleep – Practicing Self Care

August 20th, 2021 by Sally McLeod

As we strive to maintain our emotional wellness throughout the pandemic, it’s important to look at various ways we can improve our wellbeing. One notable component to focus on is getting a good night’s rest. Lack of sleep can lead to several issues and impact both our mental and physical health. Without adequate sleep, we […]

Telemedicine: A great way to reduce claims costs

June 23rd, 2021 by Ross Mason

Over the last 5 years, telemedicine services have really gained popularity around the world as an easy and affordable way for people to seek medical care. While the number of providers offering such services was rising, the recent COVID-19 pandemic has really given fuel to the telemedicine movement to a point where it is now […]

Discrimination and the Impact on International Students

April 7th, 2021 by Sally McLeod

One year after the initial shutdowns of colleges and universities across the United States, mental health and the impact on international students has been widely discussed and looked at across the international student community. Studies have shown that college-age students in the 18-24 year old range have been hit the hardest by the pandemic in […]

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