If 2020 was a beating leaving us bruised and battered, 2021 starts with healing and lots of hope for the patient’s full recovery. We need patience while the vaccine rolls out worldwide, but confidence that it will change our view of the pandemic and reinvigorate international education. We wish each of you a very happy 2021 and may this year be the year that brings us all a little closer, kinder and more joyful.

Enjoy the newsletter!

Jennifer Frankel
On behalf of the ISI Team

Group Health Insurance Solutions

It is more important than ever to have a solid, stable, and reliable health insurance plan for your students. ISI is a leader when it comes to group health insurance and provides customized solutions for schools of all sizes. Group clients receive white-glove, individualized service with the following benefits:

  • Easy to use enrollment system
  • Instant access to ID cards, visa letters, brochures, and more
  • Extensive network of providers with direct payment
  • Dedicated account manager
  • Mental health and telemedicine options
  • Student zone portal for easy management of policy

A Closer Look at the COVID-19 Vaccines

The first vaccines are out and there are a number of questions that students and administrators are asking. Which vaccines have been approved? Who is eligible and how is it being rolled out? Will it be covered by insurance? Read our latest blog that explains the different vaccines and what to expect.

Navigating the US Healthcare System During Covid-19

As students return to classes this month, the US is experiencing its third wave of Covid-19 across the country. As schools across the country prepare, it’s important that students understand their international student health insurance and how to navigate the US healthcare system. ISI created a short orientation video that schools can share with their students. This video will walk students through the process of seeking medical care, Covid-19, and health insurance.

Student Secure - Students Can Enroll for Spring

Our Student Secure plan remains our most popular option as it was designed with the needs of international students in mind. Students can start coverage as soon as the same day and buy for as little as 15 days up to a year - and they can keep the plan for four years.

Available in four levels, students can find the plan that works best for them - and their budget.


$200,000 Max



$500,000 Max



$600,000 Max



$5,000,000 Max


How to File A Claim: A Step-by-Step Guide with Leah Hammond

Claims can be quite confusing, especially for someone who is not familiar with the US healthcare system. That is why we launched a video on how to file a claim in 5 steps. Join Leah Hammond, one of our Key Account Managers, as she breaks down the process and walks us through the process of filing a claim.

Watch: Healthy Eating Habits for a Healthy You

With mental health continuing to be top of mind, it’s important to look at what we are consuming, as there is a strong link between the food that we eat and our emotional wellbeing. ISI speaks with Registered Dietician, Alisha Rowe, about the various ingredients to be on the lookout for and how to best navigate the grocery store.

Staff Pets - Meet Mung Mung!

Jennifer Frankel
Director of University Relations

This is no ordinary pup, she is an international sensation. Mung Mung, who was born in the US, has spent the last 7 years living in Mexico City. She is a big fan of street tacos and enjoys walking through the city’s bustling streets. You may be asking yourself, how did she get her name? Well, in Korean, Mung Mung is the equivalent of Ruff Ruff. While she doesn’t speak Korean, she is bilingual in both Spanish and English.